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Academy Award Nominee BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (Colonel Mackenzie) is known for playing the title role of Sherlock Holmes in a role that has earned him international acclaim and several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2015, Cumberbatch portrayed Alan Turing in the multi-award-winning film The Imitation Game, which earned him a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award, Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Other big-screen performances include the role of the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, Khan in J.J. Abrams' blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness, Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, Little Charles Aiken in August: Osage County, Ford in Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and Billy Bulger in Black Mass.

Early television roles included his incredibly powerful performance as Stephen Hawking in the BBC's highly acclaimed drama Hawking, which earned him his first BAFTA nomination. A second BAFTA Award nomination came in 2010 for his portrayal of Bernard in the BBC adaptation of Small Island. Cumberbatch also starred as Christopher Tietjens in the Tom Stoppard's BBC/HBO drama Parade's End, based on the acclaimed novels, also earning him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

In 2016, his depiction of Richard III in the BBC's The Hollow Crown series cemented his place as one of the finest actors of his generation, earning him another BAFTA Award nomination. Cumberbatch joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the titular character in 2016's Doctor Strange, and reprised his role as Dr. Strange in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. More recently, Cumberbatch's performance in David Nicholls' adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's beloved Patrick Melrose earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Actor and Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor. In early 2019, he appeared in the HBO/Channel 4 political drama Brexit: The Uncivil War and has just finished filming the Cold War spy-drama Ironbark.


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