Cumberbatch in 2011
|Born||Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
|Education||BA in Drama
MA in Classical Acting for Professional Theatre
|Alma mater||Brambletye School
University of Manchester
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. His most acclaimed roles include Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama Hawking (2004); William Pitt in the historical film Amazing Grace (2006); protagonist Stephen Ezard in the miniseries thriller The Last Enemy (2008); Paul Marshall in Atonement (2007); Bernard in Small Island (2009); and Sherlock Holmes in the modern BBC adaptation series Sherlock (2010).
In February 2011, he began playing both Victor Frankenstein and his creature opposite Jonny Lee Miller in Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The play had a three-month run at the Royal National Theatre. In late 2011, he played Major Stewart in Steven Spielberg's War Horse (2011). He also played Peter Guillam, one of the pivotal roles in Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).
He reprised the role of Sherlock Holmes in the second series of the BBC's Sherlock, which aired in the United Kingdom in January 2012 and was broadcast on PBS in the United States in May 2012. He also stars as Christopher Tietjens in the BBC/HBO co-production television miniseries Parade's End, which first aired August 2012. He portrayed Smaug the Dragon through voice and motion capture and also provided the motion capture for the Necromancer in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy (2012).
He also portrayed the main antagonist, John Harrison, in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, released in May 2013, and will play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, scheduled for release in November 2013.
Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976 in London, the son of actors Timothy Carlton (birth name Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch) and Wanda Ventham. His great-grandfather, Henry Arnold Cumberbatch, CMG, was the British Consul General in Turkey. His grandfather, Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, was a decorated submarine officer of both World Wars and a prominent figure of London high society. Cumberbatch is also a distant cousin of astronaut Chris Hadfield, through shared British ancestry.
Cumberbatch was educated at Brambletye School in West Sussex and had an arts scholarship to Harrow School. At Harrow, he was introduced to the works of playwright Sir Terrence Rattigan and began acting in school plays. He was involved in numerous Shakespearean works and made his acting debut as Titania Queen of the Fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream when he was 13. Cumberbatch's school drama teacher called him "the best schoolboy actor I've ever worked with". He was also part of the rugby team and painted oil canvases. Despite blowing his GCSEs out of the water, he forfeited his chances to go to Oxford University and Cambridge University for he discovered "pot, girls and music" and "got lazy" during his last term at Harrow. After school, he took a gap year to teach English in a Tibetan monastery. He then attended the University of Manchester, where he studied drama. After graduating, Cumberbatch continued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Since 2001, Cumberbatch has had major roles in a dozen classic plays at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Almeida Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and the Royal National Theatre. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his performance as Tesman in Hedda Gabler, a role he performed at the Almeida Theatre on 16 March 2005, as well as at the Duke of York's Theatre when it transferred to the West End on 19 May 2005. Cumberbatch acted in The Children’s Monologues, a theatrical event at London's Old Vic Theatre on 14 November 2010. The show was produced by Dramatic Need.
In February 2011, he began playing, on alternate nights, both Victor Frankenstein and his creature, opposite Jonny Lee Miller, in Danny Boyle's stage production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at the National Theatre. Frankenstein was broadcast to cinemas as a part of National Theatre Live in March 2011. The Children's Monologues was directed by Danny Boyle as well. In April 2012, Cumberbatch won the Olivier Award for Best Actor (jointly with Jonny Lee Miller) for the acclaimed Frankenstein at the National Theatre, directed by Danny Boyle, with the two lead actors alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.
Cumberbatch's television roles include two separate guest roles in Heartbeat (2000, 2004), Freddy in Tipping the Velvet (2002), Edward Hand in Cambridge Spies (2003) and Rory in the ITV comedy drama series Fortysomething (2003). He was also featured in Spooks and Silent Witness. In 2004, he starred as Stephen Hawking in Hawking. He was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Nymph for Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor. (He later provided Hawking's voice in the first episode of the television series Curiosity.) He also appeared in the BBC miniseries Dunkirk as Lieutenant Jimmy Langley.
In 2005, Cumberbatch starred as the protagonist Edmund Talbot in the miniseries To the Ends of the Earth, based on William Golding's trilogy. He also made brief appearances in the comedy sketch show Broken News in 2005. Cumberbatch next starred alongside Tom Hardy in the television adaptation of the book Stuart: A Life Backwards, which aired on the BBC in September 2007. In 2008, he starred in the BBC miniseries drama The Last Enemy, for which he was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film.
In 2009, Cumberbatch starred in Marple: Murder Is Easy as Luke Fitzwilliam. He played Bernard in the TV adaptation of Small Island; the performance earned him a nomination for BAFTA Television Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also starred in Michael Dobbs' play The Turning Point which aired as one of a series of TV plays broadcast live on Sky Arts channel. The two-hander depicted a little-known October 1938 meeting between Soviet spy Guy Burgess, then a young man working for the BBC, and Winston Churchill. Cumberbatch portrayed Burgess; Churchill was played by Matthew Marsh, who had played a supporting role in Hawking. He narrated the 6-part series South Pacific (U.S. title: Wild Pacific), which aired May to June 2009 on BBC 2.
Cumberbatch, a fan of long-running British science fiction series Doctor Who, suggested in a July 2010 interview that he would be interested in appearing as a main or recurring character on the show, run by Sherlock producer Steven Moffat.
In 2010, Cumberbatch portrayed Vincent van Gogh in Van Gogh: Painted with Words. The Telegraph called his performance "[a] treat ... vividly bringing Van Gogh to impassioned, blue-eyed life." Also in 2010, Cumberbatch began playing Sherlock Holmes in the first series of the BBC television programme Sherlock, to critical acclaim. A second three-part series began on New Years Day 2012 in England and was broadcast on PBS in the United States in May 2012. For this role, Cumberbatch was nominated for an Emmy in the Lead Actor in A Miniseries or Movie category on 19 July 2012. Cumberbatch co-stars with Rebecca Hall as Christopher and Sylvia Tietjens in Parade's End, a BBC/HBO television miniseries airing on BBC2 in 2012. It is an adaptation of the tetralogy of novels of the same name by Ford Madox Ford. Its five episodes are directed by Susanna White and written by Tom Stoppard.
In 2006, Cumberbatch played William Pitt the Younger in Amazing Grace. The film is the story of William Wilberforce's intense and lengthy political fight in the late 18th century to eliminate the slave trade in the British Empire. Pitt was Wilberforce's closest friend and staunchest political ally, and became Prime Minister at an early age. The role garnered Cumberbatch a nomination for the London Film Critics Circle British Breakthrough Acting Award. Cumberbatch subsequently appeared in supporting roles in Atonement (2007) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). In 2009, he appeared in the Darwin biopic Creation as Darwin's friend Joseph Hooker. In 2010, he appeared in The Whistleblower.
He played Peter Guillam, George Smiley's right-hand man, in the 2011 adaptation of the John le Carré novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The film was directed by Tomas Alfredson and starred Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. Cumberbatch also portrayed Major Stewart in Steven Spielberg's War Horse (2011). He provided the voice and motion-capture for both Smaug the Dragon and the Necromancer in The Hobbit (2012). Cumberbatch also played Khan Noonien Singh in the J. J. Abrams-directed Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
In May 2009, BBC Radio 4 broadcast an adaptation of John Mortimer's novel Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders. Cumberbatch played the "young Rumpole", and Timothy West took the part of the "old Rumpole". Cumberbatch plays Capt Martin Crieff in the BBC's Cabin Pressure. He also played The Angel Islington in the 2013 BBC radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.
Cumberbatch has also read for several audiobooks, including The Tempest, The Making of Music, Death in a White Tie, Artists in Crime, and Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries and Other Stories. He does the voice overs of several commercials, major names like Jaguar, Sony, Pimms, and Google+ doing the Seven Ages of Man monologue. For the 2012 London Olympics, he did a short film on the history of London for the BBC coverage to kick off the opening ceremony. He made appearances for two Cheltenham Festivals, in July 2012 for Music wherein he read WWI poetry and prose accompanied by piano pieces and in October 2012 for Literature wherein he discussed Sherlock and Parade's End at The Centaur.
Cumberbatch is an ambassador of The Prince's Trust, a charity founded by Charles, Prince of Wales that aims to help disadvantaged young people of the UK. During the "2012 Prince's Trust Palace to Palace" cycling event in which he participated in, the actor stated that "The Prince's Trust is a charity which I am passionate about helping. Young people are our future, and with so many struggling to find work in the UK, I feel it is vital we do everything we can to make sure all young people have the opportunities to succeed."
He is also a supporter of Dramatic Need, a charity that promotes creative expression as a tool for conflict resolution, social development, gender empowerment and the assimilation of health messages in underprivileged communities.
|2002||Tipping the Velvet||Freddy|
|2002||Silent Witness||Warren Reid||2 episodes|
|2003||Cambridge Spies||Edward Hand|
|2003||Spooks||Jim North||1 episode|
|2003||Fortysomething||Rory Slippery||6 episodes|
|2004||Dunkirk||Lt. Jimmy Langley||Documentary|
|2004||Heartbeat||Toby Fisher||1 episode|
|2005||Nathan Barley||Robin||2 episodes|
|2005||To the Ends of the Earth||Edmund Talbot||3 episodes|
|2005||Broken News||Will Parker||3 episodes|
|2005||The Man Who Predicted 9/11||Narrator||Documentary|
|2008||The Last Enemy||Stephen Ezard||5 episodes|
|2010||The Rattigan Enigma by Benedict Cumberbatch||Presenter||Documentary|
|2010||Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking||Narrator||Documentary
|2010–present||Sherlock||Sherlock Holmes||6 episodes|
|2012||Stephen Hawking's Grand Design||Narrator||Documentary
|2013||Parade's End||Christopher Tietjens||5 episodes|
|2013||The Simpsons||British Prime Minister
Episode "Love is a Many-Splintered Thing"
|2001||Love's Labour's Lost||Ferdinand||Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park|
|2001||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Demetrius||Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park|
|2002||As You Like It||Orlando||Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park|
|2002||Romeo and Juliet||Benvolio||Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park|
|2002||Oh, What a Lovely War!||Unknown||Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park|
|2004||The Lady from the Sea||Lyngstrand||Almeida Theatre|
|2005||Hedda Gabler||Tesman||Almeida Theatre
Duke of York's Theatre
|2006||Period of Adjustment||George||Almeida Theatre|
|2007||Rhinoceros||Bérenger||Royal Court Theatre|
|2007||The Arsonists||Eisenring||Royal Court Theatre|
|2008||The City||Chris||Royal Court Theatre|
|2010||After the Dance||David Scott-Fowler||Royal National Theatre|
|2010||The Children's Monologues||Unknown||Old Vic Theatre|
|2011||Frankenstein||The Creature/Victor Frankenstein||Royal National Theatre|
|2004||The Raj Quartet||Nigel Rowan||BBC Radio 4|
|2004||Kepler||Johannes Kepler||BBC Radio 4|
|2004||The Recruiting Officer||Worthy||BBC Radio 4|
|2004||The Odyssey||Telemachus||BBC Radio 4|
|2004||The Biggest Secret||Captain Rob Collins||BBC Radio 4|
|2004||The Far Side of the World||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2004||The Surgeons Mate||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2004||Mr. Norris Changes Trains||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2005||Le Pere Goriot||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2005||Seven Women||Tovey||BBC Radio 4|
|2005||Medical Humanities: Baptism by Rotation||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2005||Fieldstudy: The Field||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2005||The Cocktail Party||Peter Quilpe||BBC Radio 4|
|2006||The Possessed||Nikolai Stavrogin||BBC Radio 3|
|2008||The Pillow Book||Tadanobu||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Blake 7 The Early Years||Townsend|
|2008||The Last Days of Grace||GF||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||At War with Wellington||Duke of Wellington||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Chatterton: The Allington Solution||Thomas Chatterton||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Spellbound||Dr Murchison||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Rainy Season||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||The Tiger's Tale||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Words and Music: Italian Fantasy||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Doctor Who: Forty-Five||Howard Carter
|2008–present||Cabin Pressure||Capt. Martin Crieff||BBC Radio 4|
|2009||Good Evening||Dudley Moore||BBC Radio 4|
|2009||Little Red Hen||Narrator||Ladybird|
|2009||Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders||Young Rumpole||BBC Radio 4|
|2009||Metamorphosis||Narrator||BBC Radio 7|
|2010||Rumpole and the Family Pride||Young Rumpole||BBC Radio 4|
|2010||Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle||Young Rumpole||BBC Radio 4|
|2010||Words for You: The Next Chapter||Narrator|
|2011||Tom and Viv||TS Eliot||BBC Radio 7|
|2012||Rumpole and the Man of God||Young Rumpole||BBC Radio 4|
|2012||Rumpole and the Explosive Evidence||Young Rumpole||BBC Radio 4|
|2012||Rumpole and the Gentle Art of Blackmail||Young Rumpole||BBC Radio 4|
|2012||Rumpole and the Expert Witness||Young Rumpole||BBC Radio 4|
|2013||Copenhagen||Werner Heisenberg||BBC Radio 3|
|2013||Neverwhere||Angel Islington||BBC Radio 4|
Awards and nominations
- "MA in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre". LAMDA. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
- Brambletye Senior Verse Speaking Competition "Mr Fowler-Watt reminded us that many professional actors first ‘cut their teeth’ on the Brambletye stage, including Benedict Cumberbatch"
- "The Park - History of the House". harrowschool.org.uk.
- "Benedict Cumberbatch: Success? It's elementary". The Independent. 29 January 2011.
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- Amanda Mitchison (17 July 2010). "Benedict Cumberbatch on playing Sherlock Holmes | Television & radio". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Masterpiece Theatre | To the Ends of the Earth | Interviews with the Cast". Pbs.org. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- William Golding's 'To The Ends Of The Earth' – Benedict Cumberbatch plays Edmund Talbot "When I heard about the gap year of teaching English at a Tibetan monastery, I knew I had to do something about it really quickly otherwise it was going to get allocated... I was very decisive. I worked for six months to drum up the finance as it was voluntary — there was no income. I worked in Penhaligon's the perfumery for almost five months and I did waiting jobs... The monastery was a fantastic experience; you lived your life by very limited means, although you were given board and lodgings. While I was there some of us went to Nepal for two weeks and did white water rafting and we camped out under the stars."
- Mitchison, Amanda (17 July 2010). "Benedict Cumberbatch on playing Sherlock Holmes". The Guardian (London).
- "The Children’s Monologues". Dramaticneed.org. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
- "Frankenstein". NationalTheatre. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
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- "The Day Churchill Met Traitor Guy Burgess". Daily Express (London). 12 August 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
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- "Easter TV Highlights". The Telegraph. 1 April 2010.
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- "Last Night's TV: Sherlock, BBC 1". The Independent (UK). 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- "Sherlock, Season 2 on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!". PBS.ORG.
- "Parade's End". BBC. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
- "HBO Back in War Business With ‘Parade’s End’". THR. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
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- Finke, Nikki (4 January 2012). "‘Star Trek’ Sequel Hires Hot British Actor". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
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- "Cheltenham Music Festival". Cheltenham Festivals. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
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- "Benedict Cumberbatch – stepping into the lead". Evening Standard. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
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- "Children's Monologues". Dramatic Need. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Press Office - Hawking Benedict Cumberbatch". BBC. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "BBC One - imagine..., Vincent Van Gogh: Painted with Words". Bbc.co.uk. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy". Studiocanal. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Exclusive: War Horse Cast Announced | Movie News | Empire". Empireonline.com. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Peter Bradshaw. "Wreckers – review | Film". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Fleming, Mike (16 June 2011). "Benedict Cumberbatch To Voice Smaug in 'The Hobbit'". Deadline New York. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
- By NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief. "'Star Trek' Sequel Hires Hot British Actor". Deadline.com. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
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- Fleming, Mike. "Benedict Cumberbatch To Voice Smaug in 'The Hobbit'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "Benedict Cumberbatch in Talks to Join 'August: Osage County' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- Child, Ben (23 January 2013). "Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in the WikiLeaks movie – first picture". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
- "Press Office - To The Ends Of The Earth press pack Benedict Cumberbatch". BBC. 19 May 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "Press Office - The Last Enemy revealed in new BBC One thriller". BBC. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "Press Office - Small Island press pack: Benedict Cumberbatch plays Bernard". BBC. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "BBC Four - The Rattigan Enigma By Benedict Cumberbatch". Bbc.co.uk. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- Lowry, Brian (23 April 2010). "Variety Reviews - Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking - TV Reviews - Recently Reviewed - Review by Brian Lowry". Variety.com. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "Press Office - BBC Drama announces Sherlock, a new crime drama for BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Cole, Tom (6 September 2012). "Hear Benedict Cumberbatch narrating Stephen Hawking's new documentary series". Radio Times. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
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- "review of Love's Labours Lost - 2001". TheatreguideLondon. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "A Midsummer Night's Dream, a CurtainUp review". Curtainup.com. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
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- "The Regents Park Open Air Theatre 70th Anniversary Gala". Qsulis.demon.co.uk. 1 September 2002. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "The Lady From the Sea". Curtainup.com. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "20 Questions With...Benedict Cumberbatch - - Interviews". Whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Aleks Sierz (21 March 2006). "The Stage / Reviews / Period of Adjustment". Thestage.co.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
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- "The City at The Royal Court Theatre". Royalcourttheatre.com. 7 June 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
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- "Children's Monologues". Dramatic Need. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "BBC – Afternoon Play – ''Rumpole and the Man of God''". Bbc.co.uk. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
- "BBC – Afternoon Play – ''Rumpole and the Explosive Evidence''". Bbc.co.uk. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
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- Ian Charleson Awards
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