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Benedict Cumberbatch net worth: Benedict Cumberbatch is a British celebrity with a net worth of $15 million dollars. Benedict went to attend the esteemed Harrow School on an arts scholarship, and then graduated in the University of Manchester, where he majored in Play. From that point, actors went to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His professional acting career commenced in 2000, having a guest-starring role on the television series, “Heartbeat”, and has never ceased since. He’s appeared in numerous successful theater, movie, and television productions, and has constructed a name for himself playing leading men with “problems”. Benedict has also starred in the multi-award winning theatre production of “Frankenstein” at the Royal National opposite Johnny Lee Miller. In 2013, Benedict Cumberbatch appeared in four movies that ended up being nominated in a few Academy Awards grouping.


Benedict Cumberbatch information

Benedict Cumberbatch information

Birth date: July 19, 1976
Birth place: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor
Education:University of Manchester, Brambletye School, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Harrow School
Nationality:United Kingdom
Spouse:Sophie Hunter (m. 2015)
Children:Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch
Parents:Timothy Carlton, Wanda Ventham
Siblings:Tracy Peacock
Awards:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, British Independent Film Award – The Variety Award, National Television Award for TV Detective, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Play, Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor, Palm Springs International Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast award
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance, British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, British Independent Film Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance (Male), Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role, AACTA International Award for Best Actor, MTV Movie Award for Favorite Character, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie, Empire Award for Best Actor, London Film Critics Circle Award for British Breakthrough - Acting
Movies:, Jungle Book
TV shows:Parade's End, The Last Enemy, Broken News, Nathan Barley, Fortysomething, Sherlock, To the Ends of the Earth, National Theatre Live, Tipping the Velvet, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, Stephen Hawking's Grand Design, The Hollow Crown

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2018announcedGrinch (voice)
Jungle Book2018post-productionShere Khan
Avengers: Infinity War2018filmingDr. Stephen Strange
Magik2018announcedLewis (voice)
Thor: Ragnarok2017post-productionDr. Stephen Strange
The Current War2017filmingThomas Edison
Rogue Maleannounced
Sherlock2010-2017TV SeriesSherlock Holmes
Doctor Strange2016Dr. Stephen Strange
The Hollow Crown2016TV SeriesRichard III
Zoolander 22016All
Hamlet2015TV MovieHamlet - Prince of Denmark
Black Mass2015Billy Bulger
9 Kisses2014ShortMan at Costume Party
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesSmaug
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014Smaug Necromancer (voice)
Penguins of Madagascar2014Classified (voice)
The Imitation Game2014Alan Turing
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff2014Video GameBenedict Cumberbatch (voice)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013Smaug Necromancer (voice)
Fifty Years on Stage2013TV MovieRosencrantz
Little Favour2013ShortWallace
August: Osage County2013Little Charles Aiken
The Fifth Estate2013Julian Assange
12 Years a Slave2013Ford
Star Trek Into Darkness2013Khan
The Simpsons2013TV SeriesSeverus Snape / Prime Minister
How to Behave2012ShortHumphrey Bogart
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012Necromancer
Girlfriend in a Coma2012DocumentaryDante (voice)
Parade's End2012TV Mini-SeriesChristopher Tietjens
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Deleted Scenes2012Video shortPeter Guillam
Wreckers2011David
War Horse2011Maj. Jamie Stewart
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy2011Peter Guillam
Curiosity2011TV Series documentaryNarrator
Frankenstein2011TV MovieThe Creature Victor Frankenstein
The Whistleblower2010Nick Kaufman
Third Star2010James
Painted with Words2010TV MovieVincent Van Gogh
Four Lions2010Negotiator
Small Island2009TV MovieBernard
Creation2009/IJoseph Hooker
Burlesque Fairytales2009Henry Clark
Agatha Christie's Marple2008TV SeriesLuke Fitzwilliam
The Last Enemy2008TV Mini-SeriesStephen Ezard
The Other Boleyn Girl2008William Carey
Stuart: A Life Backwards2007TV MovieAlexander Masters
Atonement2007Paul Marshall
Inseparable2007ShortJoe / Charlie
Amazing Grace2006William Pitt
Starter for 102006Patrick Watts
Broken News2005TV SeriesWill Parker
To the Ends of the Earth2005TV Mini-SeriesEdmund Talbot
Nathan Barley2005TV SeriesRobin
Hawking2004TV MovieStephen Hawking
Heartbeat1998-2004TV SeriesToby Fisher / Charles / Party Guest
Dunkirk2004TV Movie documentaryLt Jimmy Langley
Fortysomething2003TV SeriesRory Slippery
MI-52003TV SeriesJim North
Cambridge Spies2003TV Mini-SeriesEdward Hand
To Kill a King2003Royalist
Hills Like White Elephants2002ShortThe Man
Silent Witness2002TV SeriesWarren Reid
Tipping the Velvet2002TV Mini-SeriesFreddy
Fields of Gold2002TV MovieJeremy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rogue Maleproducer announced
Little Favour2013Short executive producer / producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
August: Osage County2013performer: "Can't Keep It Inside"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Strange2016facial motion capture: Dormammu - uncredited
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking2010TV Mini-Series documentary voice over - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live Boxing2016TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Film '722014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Today2015TV SeriesHimself
Today at Wimbledon2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHimself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Film Editing and Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The EE British Academy Film Awards2015TV Special documentaryHimself
Rencontres de cinéma2015TV SeriesHimself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
BBC News 8pm Summary2015TV Series shortHimself - Actor
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Nominee
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Sessions2014TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2014TV SeriesHimself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2014TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself
Special Look2014TV SeriesHimself
World Premiere2014TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Breakthrough Prize 20142014TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Hollywood Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Summoning Smaug: Last of the Fire-Drakes2014Video documentaryHimself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (credit only)
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2014TV SeriesHimself
Cristiano Ronaldo: World at His Feet2014DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Unlocking Sherlock2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Formula 1: BBC Sport2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 Laureus World Sports Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Host
12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait2014Video documentaryHimself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Production Design
Transparency: Inside the Fifth Estate2014Video documentaryHimself
National Television Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Timeshift2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor, Sherlock
Janela Indiscreta2013TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jerusalem2013DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Star Trek Into Darkness: Brawl by the Bay2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Introducing the Villain2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Ship to Ship2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: The Enemy of My Enemy2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek into Darkness: The Voyage Begins... Again2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek into Darkness: Vengeance is Coming2013Video documentary shortHimself
Top Gear2013TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Hawking2013DocumentaryHimself - Actor
Alaska y Mario2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Daybreak2013TV SeriesHimself
Parade's End: Featurette2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
You wa nani shi ni Nippon e?2013TV SeriesHimself
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV-Movie
WWI's Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig2012TV Series documentaryNarrator (2012)
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth2012TV Movie documentaryHimself Frankenstein The Monster
Stephen Hawking's Grand Design2012TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
The One Show2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Real Sherlock Holmes2012TV Movie documentaryHimself / Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Uncovered2012TV MovieHimself / Sherlock Holmes
Arena2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Readings
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: UK Premiere Featurette2012Video documentary shortHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Jonathan Ross Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2011TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Presenter
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking2010TV Mini-Series documentaryStephen Hawking
Wild Pacific2009TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Prince Charles' Other Mistress2008TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
On Set: Making Boleyn2008Video shortHimself
To Be a Lady2008Video shortHimself
Picture This2008TV Series documentaryNarrator
How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace2007Video documentary shortHimself
BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands2007TV SeriesHimself
University Challenge: The Story So Far2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Man Who Predicted 9/112005TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Walk with Me2017/IDocumentaryNarrator
Breakfast2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Imitation Game
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Detective Rory
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Sherlock
Circus Halligalli2016TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Mean Tweets Reader / Himself - Guest
Naples '442016DocumentaryNorman Lewis (voice)
The South Bank Show2016TV Series documentary
Wimbledon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Celebrity Style Story2016TV SeriesHimself
The Zoolander Legacy2016Video documentary shortHimself
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC2016TV MovieHimself - Performer
Black Mass: Deepest Cover, Darkest Crime2016Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SSDT - Anno 20602017TV SeriesConsulant Assenge
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHimself
Lorraine2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself
The Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special2015VideoHimself (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Imitation Game
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Lego the Hobbit: The Video Game2014Video GameSmaug Necromancer
The Graham Norton Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2012TV SpecialSherlock Holmes (uncredited)
Vlogbrothers2012TV Series documentarySherlock Holmes
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2011TV SpecialSherlock Holmes (uncredited)
Almost Famous IV2011TV Movie documentaryHeartbeat
Have I Got News for You2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Presenter

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)The Imitation Game (2014)
2015IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalThe Imitation Game (2014)· Keira Knightley
· Matthew Goode
· Rory Kinnear
· Allen Leech
· Matthew Beard
· Charles Dance
· Mark Strong
2014TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActorSherlock (2010)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieSherlock (2010)
2014BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBreakthrough Voice Actor of the Year
2014BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature FilmThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014Variety AwardBritish Independent Film Awards
2014EuroCinema Hawai'i AwardHawaii International Film FestivalBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsActor of the YearThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKRadio Times - TV DetectiveSherlock (2010)
2013Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsBritish Artist of the YearStar Trek Into Darkness (2013)
2013BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Ensemble12 Years a Slave (2013)· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Michael Fassbender
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Alfre Woodard
2013Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActorSherlock (2010)
2013Capri Ensemble Cast AwardCapri, HollywoodAugust: Osage County (2013)· Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Meryl Streep
· Misty Upham
2013Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Ewan McGregor
· Chris Cooper
· Abigail Breslin
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Sam Shepard
· Misty Upham
2013NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Ensemble CastAugust: Osage County (2013)· Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Meryl Streep
· Misty Upham
2012TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActorSherlock (2010)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleTinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)· Gary Oldman
· Mark Strong
· John Hurt
· Toby Jones
· David Dencik
· Ciarán Hinds
· Colin Firth
· Kathy Burke
· Stephen Graham
· Simon McBurney
· Tom Hardy
· Svetlana Khodchenkova
· William Haddock
2012DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActorSherlock (2010)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesSherlock (2010)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorSherlock (2010)
2012IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV ActorSherlock (2010)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesSherlock (2010)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSherlock (2010)
2011Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActorSherlock (2010)
2010DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActorSherlock (2010)
2006Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalMini-Series - Best Performance by an ActorTo the Ends of the Earth (2005)
2004Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalTelevision Films - Best Performance by an ActorHawking (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieSherlock (2010)
2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor in an Action MovieDoctor Strange (2016)
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited SeriesSherlock (2010)
2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited SeriesSherlock (2010)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Imitation Game (2014)· Matthew Beard
· Charles Dance
· Matthew Goode
· Rory Kinnear
· Keira Knightley
· Allen Leech
· Mark Strong
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesSherlock (2010)
2015VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorSherlock (2010)
2015AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationActor of the YearThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2015Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Film Performance of the Year - ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)The Imitation Game (2014)
2015ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKOutstanding Drama PerformanceSherlock (2010)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Michael Fassbender
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Alfre Woodard
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAugust: Osage County (2013)· Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Meryl Streep
· Misty Upham
2014Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Abigail Breslin
· Ewan McGregor
· Juliette Lewis
· Julianne Nicholson
· Sam Shepard
· Dermot Mulroney
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Misty Upham
2014Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble Cast12 Years a Slave (2013)· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Michael Fassbender
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Alfre Woodard
2014SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Animated Movie: VoiceThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorStar Trek Into Darkness (2013)
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014BTVA Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBreakthrough Voice Actor of the Year
2014BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature FilmThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationActor of the YearAugust: Osage County (2013)
2014CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActorSherlock (2010)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesSherlock (2010)
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Abigail Breslin
· Dermot Mulroney
· Ewan McGregor
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
· Juliette Lewis
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble Cast12 Years a Slave (2013)· Brad Pitt
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Alfre Woodard
· Paul Dano
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Chris Chalk
· Garret Dillahunt
· Michael Fassbender
· Paul Giamatti
· Taran Killam
· Scoot McNairy
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Michael Kenneth Williams
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorSherlock (2010)
2014Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2014ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor in a Television FilmSherlock (2010)
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainStar Trek Into Darkness (2013)
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsFavorite CharacterStar Trek Into Darkness (2013)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesSherlock (2010)
2014PCC AwardPhoenix Critics CircleBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleThe Imitation Game (2014)· Keira Knightley
· Matthew Goode
· Rory Kinnear
· Allen Leech
· Matthew Beard
· Charles Dance
· Mark Strong
2014SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion PictureThe Imitation Game (2014)
2013WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Abigail Breslin
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Julianne Nicholson
· Sam Shepard
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Misty Upham
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSherlock (2010)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieParade's End (2012)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesParade's End (2012)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorParade's End (2012)
2013Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2013Halfway AwardInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Supporting ActorStar Trek Into Darkness (2013)
2013National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Male Drama PerformanceSherlock (2010)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesParade's End (2012)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Margo Martindale
· Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
· Juliette Lewis
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting Ensemble12 Years a Slave (2013)· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Michael Fassbender
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Paul Dano
· Paul Giamatti
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Alfre Woodard
· Adepero Oduye
· Garret Dillahunt
· Scoot McNairy
· Taran Killam
· Chris Chalk
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Liza J. Bennett
· Kelsey Scott
· Quvenzhané Wallis
· Devyn A. Tyler
· Cameron Zeigler
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionParade's End (2012)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieSherlock (2010)
2012BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorSherlock (2010)
2012ACCA TVAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series)Parade's End (2012)
2012IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroSherlock (2010)
2011TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActorSherlock (2010)
2011BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorSherlock (2010)
2011British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorTinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
2011National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Drama PerformanceSherlock (2010)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesSherlock (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSherlock (2010)
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorSmall Island (2009)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Last Enemy (2008)
2008ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Breakthrough - ActingAmazing Grace (2006)
2005BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorHawking (2004)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Imitation Game (2014)


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#Fact
1He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the performing arts and to charity. He is an actor in London, England.
2On the day before filming the pilot of Sherlock (2010), his hair turned green due to the dye used to turn his hair black. Thankfully, his hair was fixed and the filming went on as planned.
3Became a father for the first time at age 38 when his wife Sophie Hunter gave birth to their son Christopher Carlton in 2015.
4His fragrance of choice is Eau de Monsieur by Annick Goutal.
5Cumberbatch and Alan Turing, who he portrays in The Imitation Game (2014) are actually related in real-life. According to the family history site Ancestry, the two are 17th cousins with family relations dating back to the 14th century. Both are said to be related to John Beaufort, the first Earl of Somerset, through Cumberbatch and Turing's respective paternal lines.
6Benedict Cumberbatch is good friends with Eddie Redmayne. Both actors have portrayed Professor Stephen Hawking in different productions: Cumberbatch in Hawking (2004), and Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (2014). Both actors also received their first Academy Award nominations together, playing real life characters: Redmayne for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014), and Cumberbatch for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014).
7Cumberbatch married theatre director partner Sophie Hunter at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. [February 2015]
8Benedict's favorite television series include The Wire (2002), The Office (2005), The West Wing (1999), Mad Men (2007), The Sopranos (1999), Breaking Bad (2008) and The Killing (2011).
9Benedict's favorite movies include Ghostbusters (1984), Annie Hall (1977), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Singin' in the Rain (1952), Wings of Desire (1987), Bicycle Thieves (1948), Badlands (1973), Elephant (2003), The Shining (1980), Let the Right One In (2008), Zoolander (2001), Withnail & I (1987), Brief Encounter (1945), Io sono l'amore (2009), Michael Clayton (2007), A Prophet (2009), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and Inception (2010).
10Benedict's favorite filmmakers are Stanley Kubrick, Michael Winterbottom, Steven Soderbergh, John Hughes and Alfred Hitchcock.
11Graced the cover of Time magazine for the second time in November 2014.
12Traditionally announced his engagement to theatre director partner Sophie Hunter, who he has known for 17 years, in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of The Times newspaper. He presented her with a 3.5 carat, Edwardian-inspired cushion-cut, yellow diamond ring adorned with a hundred smaller diamonds all around the head, bezel and shank. Its estimated value is $450,000. [November 2014]
13Has an older half-sister, Tracy Tabernacle, now Tracy Peacock, from his mother's first marriage to James Tabernacle.
14Posted a video of himself accepting the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise research funds for ALS, also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease". Gehrig is not the only famous person to suffer from this disease: it also affects Stephen Hawking, who Cumberbatch has played.
15Has mostly English ancestry, with small or distant amounts (to varying degrees) of Welsh, Scottish, Cornish, French, Swiss-French, Swedish, German and Dutch. His paternal grandfather was born in Izmir, Turkey and his paternal grandmother was born in Bengal, India (both of their families were English).
16Has played two villains named "Khan": Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and the voice of tiger Shere Khan in Jungle Book (2018).
17Named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014]
18In an interview, Julie Andrews named Cumberbatch as one of the actors she is fond of.
19In March 2014, Cumberbatch was included in The Sunday Times' "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list citing him as the "next Sir Laurence Olivier".
20As of 2015, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Atonement (2007), War Horse (2011), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and The Imitation Game (2014). Of those, 12 Years a Slave (2013) is a winner in the category.
21Four out of five films in which he appeared in 2013 received Oscar nominations: 12 Years a Slave (2013), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), August: Osage County (2013) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013).
22His parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham also played his character's parents on Sherlock (2010).
23Graced the cover of Time magazine in October 2013.
24Known for donating his own drawings and sketches for charities and fundraisers.
25Ranked #1 in Empire magazine's "100 Sexiest Movie Stars" in 2013.
26He was the cover star of The Hollywood Reporter's "New A-List" issue in September 2013.
27In 2013, he was ranked fifth place in the "Most Fascinating People in Britain" list of Tatler magazine, ranking higher than the Duchess of Cambridge and just below Queen Elizabeth II.
28His voice has been creatively described by journalist Caitlin Moran as a "jaguar hiding in a cello". According to a film critic, his voice is "so sepulchrally resonant, that it could have been synthesized from the combined timbres of Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Alan Rickman holding an elocution contest down a well". The "jaguar hiding in a cello" comparison apparently also clicked with the creative people at Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC. Cumberbatch voiced several commercials for Jaguar cars.
29Fond of extreme sports like skydiving, hot-air ballooning, scuba diving and snowboarding.
30His female fans were originally known as "Cumberbitches", but are now known as the "CumberCollective" or "Cumberpeople". Cumberbatch is uncomfortable with the term "Cumberbitches" because he says its non-inclusive and pejorative.
31In 2013, he was included in Entertainment Weekly's New Hollywood feature which listed the "Top 50 Coolest, Most Creative Entertainers Blowing Up TV, Movies, Music and Books".
32Has a condition called heterochromia iridis, the "groovy" mutation that his friend James McAvoy describes in X: First Class (2011). There's a difference in coloration in his irises, each has a different combination of blue, green and gold.
33He always wanted to pursue acting, however he entertained the idea of a law degree because of how hard his parents worked to give him an education. When he discovered that law was just as competitive, he decided to go with his passion.
34According to ancestry.ca, he is related to famed astronaut Chris Hadfield.
35Three of his roles have connections to Leonard Nimoy. Obviously, Nimoy originated the role of Mr. Spock. He also played Sherlock Holmes on stage, and in the 1970s, released a song called "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins".
36Has numerous connections outside the franchise to fellow Star Trek cast members. He played Stephen Hawking, who had previously played himself on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He shares the role of Sherlock Holmes with both Leonard Nimoy and Christopher Plummer. Cast member Karl Urban appeared in the last two Lord of the Rings films, while Cumberbatch appears in the prequel trilogy based on The Hobbit.
37His great-grandfather was Queen Victoria's Consul General in Turkey and Lebanon, Henry Arnold Cumberbatch who was a member of the Order of St. Michael and St. George for his services to foreign and Commonwealth affairs.
38His grandfather, Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, was a decorated submarine officer of both World Wars and a prominent figure of London high society.
39Became good friends with Gary Oldman on the set of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).
40He unexpectedly got dual voice roles on The Simpsons (1989) when he visited Fox's studio for a completely unrelated appointment. He voiced the United Kingdom's Prime Minister (patterned from Hugh Grant's character in Love Actually (2003)) and did an Alan Rickman impression to voice Snape for the Special Valentine Episode that aired February 2013.
41He received one of his earliest reviews when he played Nick Bottom in Shakespeare's comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The review says "Cumberbatch's 'Bottom' will be long remembered".
42Famous for his Alan Rickman impressions.
43In 2005, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing Jørgen Tesman in Henrik Ibesen's play entitled "Hedda Gabler".
44In 2012, he won a Laurence Olivier Award, London Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Award for his performance in Danny Boyle's stage production Frankenstein (2011) at the Royal National Theatre wherein he played Victor Frankenstein and his Creature in alternating nights.
45Painted oil canvases and was a member of the rugby team while he was studying at Harrow.
46During his gap year, before studying Drama in Manchester University, he spent some time volunteering as an English teacher at a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Darjeeling, India. The pupils were mostly Tibetans.
47One of his first ever acting roles was playing Titania, Queen of the Fairies in Shakespeare's comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when he was age 13.
48Good friends with Jonny Lee Miller, with whom he shared the central roles of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature in Danny Boyle's stage production Frankenstein (2011). Coincidentally, Miller was cast as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary (2012) and Cumberbatch has been playing the legendary detective in Sherlock (2010) since July 2010.
49Lost a notable amount of weight for his role as Sherlock Holmes, his goal being to portray Holmes as a character with such high intelligence that it manifests itself in a physical, "mind-over-matter" sort of way.
50Is a huge fan of Robert Downey Jr. with whom he shares the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes.
51His character Sherlock Holmes' warm relationship with Mrs. Hudson is influenced by Cumberbatch's own real-life relationship with Una Stubbs, as she is good friends with his mother and she has seen him grow up.
52Good friends with Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Tom Hardy, Matthew Goode and Zachary Quinto.
53He experienced a terrifying carjacking in South Africa while filming To the Ends of the Earth (2005). He wrote about the experience in an article for The Prince's Trust for which he is ambassador.
54Attended Harrow, one of the oldest, most-respected and expensive all-male boarding schools in the United Kingdom.
55Son of actor Timothy Carlton and actress Wanda Ventham.
56Met Professor Stephen Hawking twice before filming Hawking (2004) to prepare for the role. He then subsequently provided the voice of the physicist in "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" in 2010 and "Stephen Hawking's Grand Design" in 2012 which both aired in Discovery Channel.
57Received his Master's degree in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), United Kingdom's oldest drama school.

#Quote
1Like all of these things, like a lot of art, you do the work and you let go. You understand how the thing works and then you let go of it. It should be something you breathe or you feel, not something that you force or try to control.
2Looking for happiness is a sure way to sadness, I think. You have to take each moment as it comes.
3[on the need for a female and then a homosexual president in the United States] You need to have a female president next, and then after that, a gay president. That's the full journey from Obama's legacy onwards. There's a great Morrissey lyric from "America Is Not the World" from You Are the Quarry that goes, "In America, the land of the free, they said / And of opportunity, in a just and truthful way / But where the president is never black, female or gay, and until that day / You've got nothing to say to me, to help me believe." It's quite an old song from before Obama took office, but you've done black, then you need to do female, then the next, gay.
4[on his offensive faux pas of using the term "colored actors" instead of "actors of color" in an interview] I'm devastated to have caused offence by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done. I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for correct usage of terminology that is accurate and inoffensive. The most shaming aspect of this for me is that I was talking about racial inequality in the performing arts in the UK and the need for rapid improvements in our industry when I used the term. I feel the complete fool I am and while I am sorry to have offended people and to learn from my mistakes in such a public manner please be assured I have. I apologize again to anyone who I offended for this thoughtless use of inappropriate language about an issue which affects friends of mine and which I care about deeply.
5[on The Fifth Estate (2013)] So many people I speak to say, "Oh, I really wanted to see that." So maybe people weren't aware of it?... I don't know. I'm not in publicity or marketing. That's them, I just do what I do. I was very pleased with that film and I think over time it will be seen. But I don't offer any understanding for why that happened... I don't regret it. You can't wish you hadn't done something after doing it.
6[on the character Christopher Tietjens in Parade's End (2012)] What makes him heroic is the idea that he stands for what he believes in with utter transparency, and to hell with the consequences of living by what he believes.
7[on what he learned in 2014] I learnt where my home is. I learnt where my heart is, where my center is, where my now and forevermore is, and she's called Sophie Hunter, my fiancée.
8People forget about books. They're always just turning on the television, but reading a good book is the most nourishing thing you can do.
9I'm a homebody. I love to stay in at night, light a fire, have a whiskey and watch a movie or read a good book.
10[on selfies] What a tragic waste of engagement. Enjoy the moment. Do something more worthwhile with your time, anything. Stare out the window and think about life.
11It's an amazing thing to find somebody you love, let alone somebody who loves you back in the same way and degree. Not everyone can do that in a lifetime. It's a minor miracle, considering how busy Sophie (Hunter) and I are, that we met in this way. So Sophie is someone I am incredibly grateful for and very excited about.
12People say, "This is your moment." Well, I hate to say it, but I don't believe in moments. I don't believe in one-offs. I believe in something continuing and continuing, and I want to be doing this job for the next 50 years if I live that long.
13What matters to me is the quality and the variety of the work. I'm in it for the long game. I'm interested in working in 40 years' time, and turning round and talking to an actor on set and telling them stories about working with Judi Dench and Michael Gambon. So any talk of "man of the moment" hype, heat, whatever, I just smile wryly. It's the same shit with "sexiest whatever" - I was around 10 years before that as an actor and no one took the same face seriously. It's all projection.
14[on The Imitation Game (2014)] Often, as an actor, you draw on your own experience or memories, but I really didn't have to here. [Turing] got under my skin. It was just so pitiful. Imagining the physical weakness, the vulnerability, the exhaustion, how the hormones affected his emotional state. It was all ungovernable.
15[on fame] You can't imagine fame. You can only ever see it from an outsider and comment on it with the rueful wisdom of a non participant. When it happens to you, it doesn't matter what age or how, it is a very steep learning curve. The important thing to realize in all of it is that life is short, to protect the ones you love, and not expose yourself to too much abuse or narcissistic reflection gazing and move on. If fame affords me the type of ability to do the kind of work I'm being offered, who am I to complain about the downsides. It's all relative. And this are obviously very high class problems. The way privacy becomes an every shrinking island is inevitable but also manageable and it doesn't necessary have to get that way.
16[on his look] It's the blessing of having a weird face - somewhere between an otter and something people find vaguely attractive.
17Hollywood-style stardom was never my goal, yet it seems to be happening due to particular projects. I don't seek. I don't avoid. I just follow my path, doing my best.
18[on Alan Turing's royal pardon] The only person that should be pardoning anybody is him. Hopefully, the film will bring to the fore what an extraordinary human being he was and how appalling (his treatment by the government was). It's a really shameful, disgraceful part of our history.
19The only thing that may unite all forms of acting in a sense is no matter what preparation you do, no matter what transformative process you go through, you are always yourself. You are always inside your own skin - you are who you are no matter what the actions of the movement or the effect. You have to have an essential element of you, and that is also what is in the present. Once you're in the present and you're not worried about the wig, or the special-effects suit, or the dialogue, or the accent, or the moral responsibility, when you are lost in the moment and you're in the present is when the stuff that's really good comes on screen. Until that point, you've put in a lot of hard work to then let go, and all of us experience moments - and they're rare in every job I find - where you feel free of any kind of self-consciousness.
20[on The Hobbit] Growing up, my dad read it to me, and it was a real treat, a feast for a child's imagination. He did an amazing Smaug, and hobbits, and Gandalf as well - it's the audiobook that will never exist.
21I've never been an activist, but I've always been politically aware. I protested against budget cuts and cuts to education. I marched against the Iraq war. All that protesting was just swept aside to pave the way for an illegal war, and the results of that war were made very, very plain by those leaked war logs.
22The rule of law is being overrun so fast, eroding our civil liberties in a way that fundamentalists could possibly cherish. Yet there is a very real threat, for the other liberty that we could have taken away is our life, at any point, through the act of terrorism. I think intelligence services have really struggled post-Iraq with credibility, and I feel for them to a certain degree. They are trying to protect our right to exist.
23Every time I'm seen at a bar with a girl, I get photographed. Anyone who has a computer knows my entire dating history. I get it. Paparazzi is an inescapable, immovable obstacle.
24[on delivering a successful performance] It's rather like a sportsman, where you hit a sweet spot and think, "Oh, that felt good." You don't necessarily know why it is. It's pretty fleeting, and I guess that's how it should be, because the minute you try to hold on to it, it's too precious, and you start to try to reinvigorate the ghost of what you've done rather than keep evolving it.
25I've always had an eye on longevity; I've got loads more goals to achieve. It's not like I've completely conquered the whole thing. That's a lifetime's objective, not an overnight thing.
26I don't live beyond my means. I enjoy luxury and I enjoy the privilege of it, when I can afford it, and I'm in the situation where it's been given to me, but I'm very conscious of what is wasteful.
27[on being abducted in South Africa in 2005] It taught me that you come into this world as you leave it, on your own. It's made me want to live a life slightly less ordinary.
28[on Downton Abbey (2010), interviewed on Reader's Digest, 16 August 2012] We're remembering that there was a world before the First World War. We're living in a culture now that's revering, or having a nostalgia trip with, the beginning of the 1900s. Although Downton traded a lot on the sentiment in the last series... but we won't talk about that series because it was, in my opinion, f***ing atrocious.
29Worst thing about my profession? The press, obviously. Don't write that, eh?
30Sometimes as an actor you're looking for the infinite. If you can hold that, if you can remember that in the chaos, [it will] anchor you and give you grace and ease.
31I can tell you I'm a huge fan of Downton Abbey (2010) and what I said was quite, quite clearly - to most intelligent New York Times readers - a joke. [on the comments he made about Downton Abbey (2010) on the New York Times]
32[on his Hobbit character] It was publicized that I 'voice' Smaug, and I thought, "Fucking hell. My voice, my motions - I worked my arse off to create that dragon!".
33[his would-be response to Julian Assange about movie portrayal of him] Well, somebody is going to do it, wouldn't you rather it's someone who has your ear, who could steer the film to a place that's more accurate or balanced? The tabloid image of him, what he fears is going to be promoted - that weird, white-haired guy wanted for rape - is so far from what we did.
34[his advice from co-star Meryl Streep] I asked her how she approached the multiple layers of her part. And she said, "I don't know. I don't have a process. It changes with every job, doesn't it?" And I thought, "Oh, thank God, to hear her say it. This whole thing about technique or method? It's bullshit." People say, "Oh, you're so precise." But within that I work very hard to give every part a heartbeat. I learned a lot from just watching Meryl in repose. It was a bit like a Sherlock deduction actually.
35[on his role in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)] I don't really believe in good and evil. I don't really believe in heroes and villains. His reasons for what he does are quite profoundly persuasive. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, and the fact that he's a shadow self of Kirk - same coin, different sides - is what makes him interesting to play.
36I've seen and swam and climbed and lived and driven and filmed. Should it all end tomorrow, I can definitely say there would be no regrets. I am very lucky, and I know it. I really have lived 5,000 times over. (May 2013)
37[on declining to reprise his much-acclaimed role in "After the Dance" on Broadway] I've never really made a head-over-heart decision like that before but there's a bit of momentum and I'd like to keep myself available for films. (September 2011)
38[on Sherlock (2010) fan-fiction] I suppose my bodily proportions are quite flattering. I'm ripped, doing something I wouldn't normally do with my body, or having done to it, involving Watson. So that's as far as I'll hit about that one, but it's all there on the Web if you want to find it. I was amazed at the level of artistry; people have spent hours doing it. And there's some really weird cross breeding stuff that goes on. The news got out that I was playing Smaug in "Hobbit" and suddenly there were lots of dragons with purple scarves flying around so it's crazy, it's crazy.
39[on Martin Freeman playing Bilbo Baggins] It was great. I got to hang out with him, and I kept a straight face for a bit and then I started giggling because I know Martin, I don't know Bilbo. For Martin to be sitting there playing Bilbo is amazing. He's going to be amazing, he's going to be fantastic in this film.
40I've been very lucky at what's happened in my career to date, but playing something as far from me as possible is an ambition of mine - anything from a mutated baddy in a comic book action thriller, to a detective. If anything, I'd like Gary Oldman's career: he's the perfect example of it. I've love to have a really broad sweep of characters - to be able to do something edgy, surprising and unfashionable. (May 2005)
41[on his Sherlock (2010) series] It's a rare challenge, both for the audience and an actor, to take part in something with this level of intelligence and wit. You have to really enjoy it. It's a form of mental and physical gymnastics.
42[on initially using his father's stage name "Carlton"] When I started, I just assumed I couldn't be called Benedict Cumberbatch... but then, one day, I told someone in the business what I was really called and they said, "That's great, that's something you can use to stand out.".
43[on being invited by Madonna to her London home to discuss playing Duke of Windsor (aka "Edward VIII") in W.E. (2011)] I'd whizzed round on my bike and thought we were going to have a read-through and a chat, but she wanted a full-on dress rehearsal... So I ended up in a suit and tie with Madonna operating the camera herself.
44It's the standard actors' joke - "What are you doing after this?" "Oh, if Spielberg doesn't call then I'm going to go on holiday." But a week after I'd said that, I got the call to say I had the job. It's one of those moments you never forget - I just fell off my chair. Which is not a good start to the horseriding.
45I am very flattered. I have also become a verb as in "I have cumberbatched the UK audience" apparently. Who knows, by the end of the year I might become a swear word too! It's crazy and fun and very flattering.
46Cumberbatch - it sounds like a fart in a bath, doesn't it? What a fluffy old name. I can never say it on a Monday morning. When I became an actor, Mum wasn't keen on me keeping it.
47[on Stephen Hawking] He's such a presence and you have to really know what you want to say to him or ask him because it takes such a huge, phenomenal effort for him to communicate with you. You think, "I really don't want to waste this man's time." I was myself rather than thinking, "I'm a stupid actor; how on earth can I impress someone like this? I don't know what to say to make me feel worthy of playing this man.".

#Trademark
1Usually plays highly-intelligent and gifted characters
2Often portrays posh upper-class figures
3Sharp cheekbones
4Piercing blue-green eyes
5Rich baritone voice

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