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'''Benedict Cumberbatch''' is a British actor who will portray (through motion capture) and voice the dragon [[Smaug]] and voice the [[Sauron|Necromancer]] in the [[The Hobbit (film series)|upcoming adaptations]] of ''[[The Hobbit]]''.<ref name="THCumberbatch">{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie/posts/238891146211018|articlename=If Benedict Cumberbatch...|dated=8-May-2012|website=FB|accessed=12-May-2012}}</ref> Cumberbatch stars with [[Martin Freeman]] in the BBC TV series [[Wikipedia:Sherlock (TV series)|Sherlock]].
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'''Benedict Cumberbatch''' is a British film, television, theatre and voice actor who will portray (through motion capture) and voice the dragon [[Smaug]] and voice the [[Sauron|Necromancer]] in the [[The Hobbit (film series)|upcoming adaptations]] of ''[[The Hobbit]]''.<ref name="THCumberbatch">{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie/posts/238891146211018|articlename=If Benedict Cumberbatch...|dated=8-May-2012|website=FB|accessed=12-May-2012}}</ref> Cumberbatch stars with [[Martin Freeman]] in the BBC TV series [[Wikipedia:Sherlock (TV series)|Sherlock]].
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His most acclaimed roles include [[Stephen Hawking]] in the [[BBC]] drama ''[[Hawking (2004 film)|Hawking]]'' (2004), Victor Frankenstein and his creature in [[Danny Boyle]]'s stage adaptation of [[Mary Shelley]]'s ''[[Frankenstein (2011 play)|Frankenstein]]'' (2011) at the [[Royal National Theatre]], [[Sherlock Holmes]] in the [[BBC]]/[[PBS]] series [[Sherlock (TV series)|''Sherlock'']], [[Peter Guillam]] in ''[[Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (film)|Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy]]'' (2011),  Christopher Tietjens in the [[BBC]]/[[HBO]] miniseries ''[[Parade's End (TV series)|Parade's End]]'' (2013), [[Khan Noonien Singh]] in ''[[Star Trek Into Darkness]]'' (2013), and [[Julian Assange]] in ''[[The Fifth Estate (film)|The Fifth Estate]]'' (2013). Cumberbatch stars in the upcoming historical drama film, ''[[The Imitation Game]]'' (2014) as wartime cryptographer [[Alan Turing]].<ref name="hollywoodreporter1">{{cite news |url= http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/keira-knightley-star-opposite-benedict-562728 |title= Keira Knightley to Star Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Imitation Game' |work=The Hollywood Reporter |date=4 June 2013 |author=Kit, Borys |accessdate=20 September 2013}}</ref>He has earned an [[Olivier Award]], four [[BAFTA]] nominations, two [[Emmy Award]] nominations and a [[Golden Globe]] nomination among others. In September 2013, he was honoured by [[British Academy of Film and Television Arts|BAFTA Los Angeles]] with a [[Britannia Awards|Britannia Award]] for ''British Artist of the Year'' for his "masterful performances in television, film and theatre."<ref name="bafta.org">{{cite press release |url= http://www.bafta.org/losangeles/news/britannia-awards-benedict-cumberbatch,3916,BA.html |title=The Britannia Awards: Benedict Cumberbatch |publisher=BAFTA Los Angeles |date=4 September 2013 |accessdate=5 September 2013}}</ref><ref>{{cite news |title=Benedict Cumberbatch on BAFTA/LA Honors List |url= http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/benedict-cumberbatch-on-baftala-honors-list/ |accessdate=14 September 2013 |newspaper=Deadline Hollywood |date=5 September 2013}}</ref> He ranked No. 1 in [[Empire (film magazine)|Empire]] magazine's worldwide poll of ''100 Sexiest Movie Stars'' of 2013.<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.empireonline.com/100sexiest2013/men/men.asp?star=1 |title= The 100 Sexiest Movie Stars 2013 |publisher=Empire}}</ref>
  
 
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Benedict Cumberbatch
LifetimeJuly 19, 1976
PortrayedSmaug and the Necromancer
InThe Hobbit (film series)
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Benedict Cumberbatch is a British film, television, theatre and voice actor who will portray (through motion capture) and voice the dragon Smaug and voice the Necromancer in the upcoming adaptations of The Hobbit.[1] Cumberbatch stars with Martin Freeman in the BBC TV series Sherlock. His most acclaimed roles include Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama Hawking (2004), Victor Frankenstein and his creature in Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (2011) at the Royal National Theatre, Sherlock Holmes in the BBC/PBS series Sherlock, Peter Guillam in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Christopher Tietjens in the BBC/HBO miniseries Parade's End (2013), Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate (2013). Cumberbatch stars in the upcoming historical drama film, The Imitation Game (2014) as wartime cryptographer Alan Turing.[2]He has earned an Olivier Award, four BAFTA nominations, two Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination among others. In September 2013, he was honoured by BAFTA Los Angeles with a Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year for his "masterful performances in television, film and theatre."[3][4] He ranked No. 1 in Empire magazine's worldwide poll of 100 Sexiest Movie Stars of 2013.[5]

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  1. "If Benedict Cumberbatch..." dated 8 May 2012, Facebook (accessed 12 May 2012)
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