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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English film, television, and theatre actor. His most acclaimed roles include: Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama "Hawking" (2004); William Pitt in the historical film "Amazing Grace" (2006); the 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).

He is the son of actors Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch) and Wanda Ventham.

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The Grinch (2018)

The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration. ...

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Mowgli (2018)

A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins. ...

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Ston ...

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Mark Gatiss: A Study in Sherlock (2018)

Mark Gatiss, who co-created "Sherlock" and plays Mycroft Holmes, discusses the show with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and others in the cast. ...

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The Current War (2018)

Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people. ...

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Flying Horse (2017)

A biopic of pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge, following the courtship and love affair between Muybridge's wife, Flora, and Harry Larkyns. ...

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor is being imprisoned by Asgard's old enemy Surtur. Surtur wishes for the destruction of Asgard and the deaths of its people. An unsuspecting relative comes to Asgard claiming to be the rightful owner of the throne and reaks havik. With all these unsusp ...

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Jungle Book (2017)

An orphaned boy is raised in the wild. ...

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The Child in Time (2017)

The life of a children's book author is turned upside down when his daughter goes missing. ...

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Walk with Me (2017)

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Walk With Me is a cinematic journey into the world of a monastic community who practice the art of mindfulness with Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. ...

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Doctor Strange: A Strange Transformation (2017)

A core and broad examination of the story, cast, shooting locations and sets, and crafting action, moving on to more closely cover the character's history, crafting the car crash, and Cumberbatch's preparations for the role. ...

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Doctor Strange: Across Time and Space (2017)

Fight choreography, the blend of styles, movement art, wire work, the blend of practical and digital effects, recreating the comics' textural richness, crafting key elements, and more. ...

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Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017)

Long buried secrets finally come to light as someone has been playing a very long game indeed. Sherlock and John face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over? ...

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The hollow crown: Richard III (2016)

Evil Richard plots his path to rule and layers that path with bodies of friend and foe alike. ...

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Magik (2016)

Lewis Clark is a brilliant author who stumbles upon a world of Magic after the disappearance of his two young children. He begins a quest to try to stop the insidious evil that threatens to destroy both his new world and his old one. ...

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Naples '44 (2016)

A British Intelligence Officer in Naples at the end of World War II: Norman Lewis's acknowledged masterpiece about a war-torn city and its unforgettable humanity. ...

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Doctor Strange (2016)

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. ...

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Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016)

From the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, David Tennant, Catherine Tate and guests mark the life of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. ...

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Zoolander 2 (2016)

Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business. ...

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Sherlock THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE (2016)

Enjoy a special cinema presentation of Sherlock featuring exclusive extras including a guided set tour of 221B Baker Street hosted by Co-Writer Steven Moffat and a “making of” short feature starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and the makers ...

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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2016)

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special. ...

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National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge. ...

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National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge. ...

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Black Mass (2015)

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. ...

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There and Back Again (2015)

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon. ...

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The Battle of Dol Guldur (2015)

This is the story of Gandalf the Grey, who’s heard from Beorn and Radagast that evil is lurking in an abandoned fortress. ...

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There & Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale Recut (2015)

All three Hobbit films have been edited into a solid 3 hr 10 min movie experience that is the most faithful to J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit. All subplots and characters that were not in the original Hobbit text were carefully removed by Editor David K ...

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Lennon or McCartney (2014)

550 Artists. 1 Question. Lennon or McCartney. ...

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9 Kisses (2014)

2014's best actors pair up in a series of intimate encounters. ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler ...

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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. ...

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The Imitation Game (2014)

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during th ...

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The Appendices Part 9: Into the Wilderland (2014)

The ninth installment of Peter Jackson’s Appendices to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ series. The special features included are; "A Warm Welcome", "Business of the State", "Shelter on the Long Lake", "In the Halls of the Elvenking", "Fl ...

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The Appendices Part 10: The Journey to Erebor (2014)

The tenth installment of Peter Jackson’s Appendices to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ series. The special features included are; "Summoning Smaug: Last of the Fire-Drakes", "The Music of The Hobbit", "The People and Denizens of Middle-e ...

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Unlocking Sherlock (2014)

Explore how writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss created the hit television sensation. Take a personal voyage through the versions of Holmes that have served as inspirations for the new series - the original stories, their factual origins, hundreds of fi ...

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August: Osage County (2013)

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. ...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug. ...

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Wholock (2013)

5 Minute short Film created by YouTube sensation/VFX artist/director 'John Smith' , portraying the meeting between Steven Moffat's Sherlock & Doctor Who. "Months after an encounter with a mysterious 'Doctor', Sherlock becomes obsessed with discovering mor ...

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Jerusalem (2013)

JERUSALEM takes audiences on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the worlds oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5000 years, Jerusalem's enduring appeal remains a mystery. What made it so important to so many ...

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Little Favour (2013)

A short film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Salmon and Nick Moran. LITTLE FAVOUR follows the story of WALLACE (Benedict Cumberbatch) when he is contacted by a former colleague to help him out with a deal gone wrong. 'Its been 7 years since he left He ...

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Fifty Years on Stage (2013)

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, bringing together the best British actors for a unique evening of unforgettable performances, broadcast live from London to cinemas aroun ...

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twel ...

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends. ...

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, ...

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Electric Cinema: How to Behave (2012)

London's oldest working cinema asks its patrons to observe certain manners of behaviour when enjoying its shows. ...

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon. ...

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Parade's End (2012)

In the years before the First World War, three Britons are drawn into fraught and ultimately tragic relations: Anglican Christopher Tietjens, second son of the lord of the manor of Groby, Yorkshire, who is a disconsolate, Tory statistician in London; Catho ...

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War Horse (2011)

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend. ...

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Wreckers (2011)

A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple's relationship. ...

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Recently-retired MI6 agent, George Smiley is doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service until a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the service. Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espion ...

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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, dete ...

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The Whistleblower (2010)

Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international con ...

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Third Star (2010)

James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love. ...

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Four Lions (2010)

Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. I ...

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Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010)

Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking is a science documentary mini-series written by British physicist Stephen Hawking. The series was created for Discovery Channel and features computer generated imagery of the universe. In the United Kingdom the series ...

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Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)

A drama-documentary presented by Alan Yentob, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. ...

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Burlesque Fairytales (2010)

A fairytale thriller film set one night in a 1930's London theatre where all is not what it seems. ...

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Small Island (2009)

In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified teacher, ...

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Creation (2009)

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolu ...

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South Pacific (2009)

A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human cultures developed in a unique variety, largely determined by such n ...

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and ...

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The Last Enemy (2008)

Researcher Dr. Stephen Ezard returns home to the UK after the reported death of his brother, Michael Ezard, only to find that his widow, Yasim Anwar, is harboring a wanted yet deathly ill illegal immigrant. Yasim, on the rebound from her husband's death, b ...

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Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007)

Story about the remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator and a chaotic homeless man, whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison. ...

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Atonement (2007)

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. ...

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Inseparable (2007)

When young dad, Joe, discovers he's dying, drifter Charlie is given a unique opportunity to turn his life around. A story of family, identity and starting again. ...

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Amazing Grace (2006)

The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through. ...

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Starter for 10 (2006)

In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a college quiz show. At ...

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To the Ends of the Earth (2005)

From Nobel Laureate William Golding's (Lord of the Flies) epic sea-voyage trilogy comes the story of an ambitious British aristocrat, humbled by the lives of his fellow passengers, as he embarks on an ocean voyage for Australia where he is to be an officia ...

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Hawking (2004)

The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong attraction between ...

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Dunkirk (2004)

Dunkirk is a 2004 BBC television docudrama about the Battle of Dunkirk and the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II. ...

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Tipping the Velvet (2002)

Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley. ...

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Fields of Gold (2002)

A two-part conspiracy thriller starring Anna Friel. An eager young photographer and a bitter tabloid hack are sent to investigate mysterious deaths at a cottage hospital. But why is the new environment minister keeping tabs on their every move? ...

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Movies Made By Benedict Cumberbatch (2)

The Child in Time (2017)

The life of a children's book author is turned upside down when his daughter goes missing. ...

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The Man Who Predicted 9-11 (2005)

After the planes hit on 9/11, Morgan Stanley security chief Rick Rescorla put into effect plans that he had developed years before. Rick had seen the potential for an airborne suicide attack on the twin towers as part of evaluating the risk posed to his wa ...

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