|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.