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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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'''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]].
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)
IMDbProfile

Benedict Cumberbatch is a British 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.

References

  1. "If Benedict Cumberbatch..." dated 08 May 2012, Facebook (accessed 12 May 2012)