Academy Award Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch is known for playing the title role of “Sherlock Holmes” in a role that has earned him international acclaim and several awards including The Primetime Emmy. In 2015 Benedict portrayed Alan Turing in the multi award winning film The Imitation Game which earned him a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination as Best Actor.
Other big screen performances include the role of the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, Khan in JJ Abrams’ blockbuster Star Trek: Into Darkness, Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, Little’ Charles Aiken in August: Osage County, Ford in Steve McQueen’s Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave and Billy Bulger in Black Mass.
Early TV roles included his incredibly powerful performance as Stephen Hawking, in the BBC’s highly acclaimed drama ‘Hawking’ which earned him his first BAFTA nomination. A second BAFTA nomination came in 2010 for his portrayal of Bernard in the BBC adaptation of ‘Small Island’. Benedict also starred as Christopher Stejens in the Tom Stoppard’s BBC/HBO drama ’Parades End’ based on the acclaimed novels, also earning him an Emmy nomination.
Benedict joined the Marvel Universe as the titular character in 2016’s Doctor Strange, reprising his role as Dr. Strange in the global blockbusters Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. More recently, Benedict’s performance in David Nicholls’ adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s beloved ‘Patrick Melrose’ has earned him a BAFTA for Best Actor and Emmy and Golden Globe Best Actor nominations. In 2022, he was nominated for a second Best Actor Academy Award Nominations for his role in The Power of the Dog.