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Benedict Cumberbatch

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: British

Born: July 19, 1976 (37)

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.

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