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Benedict Cumberbatch Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Birth Name: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumlberlbatch

When British actor Benedict Cumberbatch signed for his first cinematic roles in the early 2000s, he immediately unveiled a proclivity -- and a gift -- for essaying a diverse array of characterizations. Cumberbatch began with BBC television productions, notably a supporting part in the lesbian-themed period drama [[Feature~V286691~Tipping the Velvet~tippingthevelvet]] (2002) and the lead role of the brilliant, physically disabled scientist [[Performer~P93750~Stephen Hawking~stephenhawking]] in the BBC telemovie [[Feature~V366848~Hawking~hawking]] (2004). Cumberbatch landed one of his first significant international crossover roles (and his first major big-screen assignment) as one of the leads in [[Performer~P79817~Michael Apted~michaelapted]]'s arthouse hit [[Feature~V341161~Amazing Grace~amazinggrace]] (2006) -- portraying William Pitt, an 18th century British prime minister who crusaded against slavery. The actor then followed it up with a small supporting part in [[Performer~P437081~Joe Wright~joewright]]'s period drama [[Feature~V353036~Atonement~atonement]] (2007). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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