Benedict Cumberbatch
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Benedict
Cumberbatch

Actor

There is a large group of avid people out there who identify as “Cumberbitches” — as in, rabid fans of Cumberbatch who have been swooning over the actor since his breakout performance as the title character in BBC’s “Sherlock,” an Emmy winner. The object of their affection is one of the industry’s most respected performers, able to move with ease between theater, film and TV. He has become a regular high-profile presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both in solo films — “Doctor Strange” — and team-ups such as “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” At the same time, Cum-berbatch continues to win accolades on TV with such projects as “Patrick Melrose,” the Showtime five-part series he starred in and exec-produced.

Career

  • DOCTOR STRANGE
  • SHERLOCK
  • PATRICK MELROSE

Education

  • Victoria University of Manchester (UK)
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee Talk Toxic Masculinity and Going From Playing Superheroes to 'The Power of the Dog'

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee Talk Toxic Masculinity and Going From Playing Superheroes to 'The Power of the Dog'

Filming "The Power of the Dog" was a very particular type of challenge for star Benedict Cumberbatch. Not only did he need to portray an accomplished rancher, who is an excellent carpenter, whistler and can tightly roll a cigarette with one hand, but the actor also had to pick up the banjo for the role."I've yet to master but the banjo," Cumberbatch quipped, in conversation about "The Power of the Dog" at Variety's TIFF Studio."If you put an instrument that...

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