|Lifetime||July 19, 1976|
|Portrayed||Smaug and the Necromancer in:|
|The Hobbit (film series)|
Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor who portrayed the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer in The Hobbit (film series) using motion capture as well as his voice . Cumberbatch stars with Martin Freeman in the BBC TV series Sherlock.
- 2013 - Britannia Award, British Artist of the Year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- 2014 - Behind the Voice Actors Awards, Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- 2014 - Behind the Voice Actors Awards, Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year.
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