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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch



United Kingdom

Age: 47

Born: 19 Jul, 1976

Known for

In Sherlock as Sherlock Holmesas Sherlock Holmes

in Sherlock
In What If...? as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange Supremeas Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange Supreme

in What If...?
In Good Omens as Satanas Satan

in Good Omens
In Patrick Melrose as Patrick Melroseas Patrick Melrose

in Patrick Melrose

TV Series Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

The 39 Steps (2021)The 39 Steps (2021)
Netflix In Development | Drama, Thriller, Mini-Series

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece in 1935, " the 39 steps " ... An ordinary man, Richard Hannay, becomes an unwilling pawn in a vast international conspiracy to restore world order: 39 steps that will change the world as we know it ...


EricEric
Netflix In Development | Drama, Thriller

Eric tracks what happens when a young boy goes missing in 1980s Manhattan. His grief-stricken father, Vincent, a puppeteer on America's leading kids' TV show, finds solace through his friendship with Eric, the monster that lives under Edgar's bed.


LondongradLondongrad

The series tells the true story of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB agent and later defector killed by poisoning with the radioactive isotope polonium-210 in 2006.


Super/NaturalSuper/Natural
Disney+, 2022 Running | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Using the latest scientific innovations and leading-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of the world's most extraordinary animals, the series viewers to see and hear beyond normal human perception to experience the natural world as a specific species does - from seeing flowers in bee-vision to eavesdropping on a conversation between elephant seals to soaring the length of a football field with glow-in-the-dark squirrels.


What If...?What If...?
Disney+, 2021 Running | Family, Action, Adventure, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Based on the Marvel comic line of the same name, the animated series will examine zany alternate timelines based on "what if?" questions.


Good OmensGood Omens
Prime Video, 2019 Running | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon - both of whom have lived among Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle - are not actually looking forward to the coming war. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist...


Patrick MelrosePatrick Melrose
Showtime, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Based on Edward St. Aubyn's series of novels, Melrose hilariously skewers the upper class with the odyssey of Patrick Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior.Each of the five episodes will tackle one of Aubyn's semi-autobiographical novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, and At Last. The first book illustrated Melrose's childhood abuse at the hands of his father, while the sequels tracked his life through drug abuse, recovery, and fatherhood.


The Hollow CrownThe Hollow Crown
BBC Three, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Experience the epic tale of power, family and politics in The Hollow Crown. Follow the rise and fall of three kings and their impact on history. With gripping drama and stunning visuals, this series brings to life the tumultuous reigns of England's monarchs. Don't miss this captivating journey.


Parade's EndParade's End
BBC Three, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Military/War, Romance
Rating: 2.2/5

Set during the Edwardian era and WWI, Parade's End follows aristocrat Christopher Tietjens in a love triangle with his cruel wife Sylvia and Valentine Wannop. As Christopher navigates the complexities of love and war, he must decide between loyalty to his wife or following his heart with Valentine.


Stephen Hawking's Grand DesignStephen Hawking's Grand Design
Discovery, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Discovery/Science, Educational, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Although the range of Stephen Hawking's cosmological investigations is almost boundless, he's long been drawn to a handful of really big ideas that are also powerful engines of curiosity and imagination across the world.


SherlockSherlock
BBC One, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

Sherlock is a modern retelling of the classic story of England's most famous detective, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as John Watson. The series follows the duo as they solve complex cases in contemporary London, showcasing Sherlock's genius-level intellect and Watson's grounded perspective.


Into the Universe with Stephen HawkingInto the Universe with Stephen Hawking
Discovery, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Discovery/Science, Educational, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Join Stephen Hawking as he explores the mysteries of the universe, from its beginning to the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Using cutting-edge science and mind-bending theories, this series will take you on a journey through space and time. Get ready to expand your mind!


Small IslandSmall Island
BBC One, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mini-Series
Rating: 2.5/5

Small Island is a TV series based on Andrea Levy's award-winning story. It depicts the lives and loves of Jamaicans and Londoners during the Second World War. The show intertwines the stories of different characters and explores themes of racism, identity, and belonging. It is a poignant portrayal of a tumultuous time in history.


The Last EnemyThe Last Enemy
BBC One, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 2/5

This fast-paced thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Ezard, a man bent on uncovering the truth about his brother's death. He soon finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy and a torrid love affair.


To The Ends Of The EarthTo The Ends Of The Earth
BBC One, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mini-Series
Rating: 3.7/5

In the early 19th century, Edmund Talbot, a young aristocrat embarks on a ship to Australia, where he discovers more about himself than he could ever imagine. To The Ends Of The Earth follows Talbot's journey as he learns about life, love and loss in a world far away from the comforts of his privileged life.


DunkirkDunkirk
BBC One, 2004 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

What happened at Dunkirk in May 1940 must go down as one of the greatest escapes of all time. A third of a million British soldiers were facing annihilation but just days later the majority had been rescued and Churchill had delivered his most famous speech, vowing never to surrender. Through the use of hybrid drama and documentary techniques, this BBC television docudrama series offers a unique perspective and a true understanding of what actually happened. Dramatic stories, sourced from the accounts of men involved, and shot in documentary style, are put in context by archive footage, maps, CGI and commentary.


FortySomethingFortySomething
ITV, 2003 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama
Rating: 3.3/5

Hugh Laurie stars as GP Paul Slippery in a six-part comedy drama adapted from Nigel Williams' novel. Set in Putney, the show follows Slippery's sexual frustrations and bureaucratic woes. FortySomething is a bawdy, west London suburb-based show that offers a humorous take on the life of a middle-aged doctor.