Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor. Known for his performances on the stage and screen, he has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including a Primetime Emmy Award (for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Sherlock), a British Academy Television Award (for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Patrick Melrose), and a Laurence Olivier Award (for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Frankenstein). His performance in The Imitation Game earned him nomination for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Benedict's television work includes his performance as Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking. He gained worldwide recognition for his performance as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock for seven years. He also headlined Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Parade's End, The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses, Patrick Melrose, and Brexit: The Uncivil War.
In movies, he has starred in Amazing Grace, Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate, The Imitation Game. He also acted in the historical dramas The Current War, 1917, The Courier, The Hobbit film series. In superhero films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has been in Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame.