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Benedict Cumberbatch

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: British

Born: July 19, 1976 (38)

Actor of both stage and screen, Benedict Cumberbatch is known for his acclaimed portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the hit BBC series Sherlock.

His work as Dr. Frankenstein and Frankenstein won him the Evening Standard Theatre Award for 'Best Actor' in Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

His career in Hollywood has also begun to rocket, with turns in Steven Spielberg's War Horse and Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. He has been announced as the villain in the Star Trek sequel.

Peter Capaldi and Benedict Cumberbatch will be among the new celebrity impressions. Dead Ringers to return on BBC Radio 4 Sherlock actor will receive his own wax figure in London later this year. Cumberbatch to enter Madame Tussauds The code-cracking drama will open the BFI London Film Festival on October 8. Cumberbatch's Imitation Game: First trailer More than 100 people dressed as Sherlock congregate on Benedict Cumberbatch's birthday. Sherlock Holmes crowd attempt world record The actor will sit on the DreamWorks Animation panel for The Penguins of Madagascar. Benedict Cumberbatch for Comic-Con 2014 Benedict Cumberbatch is up for Best Actor alongside Downton's Allen Leech. Sherlock nominated for TV Choice Awards Find out who Guy Garvey wanted to perform a King Lear-style rant during festival set. Which star did Elbow want for Glasto duet? The range will include cushions, towels and blankets. Sleep with Sherlock thanks to new bedding Depp plays infamous mobster Whitey in the adaptation of Dick Lehr's book. Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger film gets date Johnny Depp is playing notorious criminal Whitey Bulger in new movie. Kevin Bacon joins Johnny Depp's Black Mass Cristiano Ronaldo: The World at His Feet follows the footballer's life and career. Cumberbatch narrates Ronaldo film Moffat says that Sherlock's "strange form" ensured its survival. Sherlock 'can go on for long time' Actor joins Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch on Marvel's rumoured shortlist. Jared Leto rumoured for Doctor Strange Knightley discusses her character's relationship with Benedict Cumberbatch's Alan Turing. Keira Knightley on The Imitation Game Taking a look at five frontrunners for Marvel's new standalone movie. Who should play Marvel's Doctor Strange? Sherlock star voices a debonair wolf called Classified in the DreamWorks spinoff. Cumberbatch in Madagascar spinoff trailer Sherlock star to voice a smooth-talking wolf in Penguins of Madagascar. Cumberbatch in Madagascar spinoff: First look The Harvey Weinstein-produced drama is tipped as an Oscar frontrunner. Cumberbatch in Imitation Game: new photos Marvel's Doctor Strange movie adaptation will be directed by Scott Derrickson. Cumberbatch, Hardy for Doctor Strange? The actress agrees to Cumberbatch's request to co-star in the BBC adaptation. Dench to join Cumberbatch in Richard III? BBC Drama receives 14 nominations at the US Critics' Choice Television Awards. BBC Head of Drama: British drama on a roll First look at Transcendence star as mobster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass. Johnny Depp unrecognisable for new role Steven Moffat reveals that the BBC were sceptical about his casting decision. Cumberbatch 'not sexy enough for Sherlock' See Amy Willerton recreate the Birth of Venus at the Chelsea Flower Show. Amy Willerton recreates Birth of Venus Gatiss gives an update on shooting dates for the next run of episodes. Mark Gatiss talks Sherlock series 4 News of actor's casting in the war movie was announced at Cannes Film Festival. Cumberbatch to star in The Yellow Birds Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Cara Delevingne also at Windsor Castle. Emma Watson adds elegance at royal event Alan Turing spy biopic will see UK release this November. Imitation Game UK release date confirmed Star Trek Into Darkness writer emerges as frontrunner to direct sequel. Star Trek 3: Roberto Orci to direct? Guess the famous actor hiding behind a makeshift mask of paper napkins. Guess the star under the napkin mask Who lit up the red carpet? Our verdict on the night's best and worst dressed stars. Met Ball: The good, the bad & the ugly Sherlock actor reads the final part of the Late Night Tales series. Listen to exclusive Cumberbatch story Actor is due to star in Clint Eastwood's upcoming film American Sniper. Bradley Cooper reveals weight gain at ball Stars from Beyoncé to the Beckhams wow on the 2014 Met Ball red carpet. Met Ball 2014: Stars on the red carpet The actor said he always wanted to come back to London. Benedict Cumberbatch 'not moving to US' The 'Pretty Hurts' singer says becoming a mother has made her "very strong". Beyoncé covers TIME's Influential issue Fargo star says the Sherlock writers have a "fantastic" idea for the next series. Martin Freeman talks Sherlock future Welsh series Hinterland is also up for the top prize at this year's event. Sherlock nominated for Golden Nymph Strong also discusses his role in Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service. Mark Strong talks The Imitation Game The Sherlock actor says the "joy" of acting is taking on a variety of roles. Freeman: 'I don't want to live in a part'