Benedict Cumberbatch is a famed English actor whose dominance in films, television and theatre is all-pervading. Born to actor parents, acting ran in his genes. Cumberbatch’s big breakthrough came with the television movie ‘Hawking’. A series of theatre works, supporting roles in films and television series followed slowly building up his career graph.
In 2010, Cumberbatch hit bull’s eye with British television series ‘Sherlock’. He coupled it with hits on big screen including ‘War Horse’ and ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’. The subsequent years brought the best out of Cumberbatch; ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’, ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘The Fifth Estate’, ‘August: Osage County’ and ‘The Imitation Game’ being some of his most successful films till date. ‘The Imitation Game’ in particular is the most successful film and the best role played by Cumberbatch and has earned him several awards as well.