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Born in London, England, Cumberbatch is best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on the BBC drama program ''Sherlock'', which premiered in 2010. He began his professional acting career on the stage in 2001, making the transition to television and film a year later. He was lauded for his performance as [[Stephen Hawking (actor)|Stephen Hawking]] in the 2004 BBC drama ''Hawking'', which featured his future ''Star Trek'' co-star, [[Alice Eve]]. He and Eve again appeared together in the 2006 feature film ''Starter for 10''.
 
Born in London, England, Cumberbatch is best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on the BBC drama program ''Sherlock'', which premiered in 2010. He began his professional acting career on the stage in 2001, making the transition to television and film a year later. He was lauded for his performance as [[Stephen Hawking (actor)|Stephen Hawking]] in the 2004 BBC drama ''Hawking'', which featured his future ''Star Trek'' co-star, [[Alice Eve]]. He and Eve again appeared together in the 2006 feature film ''Starter for 10''.
   
Cumberbatch has worked with two other actors who played villains in [[Star Trek movies|''Star Trek'' films]]. He starred opposite [[Tom Hardy]] ([[Shinzon]] in {{film|10}}) in the 2007 TV movie ''Stuart: A Life Backwards'' and appeared with [[Eric Bana]] ([[Nero]] in {{film|11}}) in the 2008 film ''The Other Boleyn Girl''. Cumberbatch also co-starred with Hardy in the 2011 version of John le Carré's ''Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy''.
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Cumberbatch has worked with two other actors who played villains in [[Star Trek movies|''Star Trek'' films]]. He starred opposite [[Tom Hardy]] ([[Shinzon]] in {{film|10}}) in the 2007 TV movie ''Stuart: A Life Backwards'' and both appeared in the 2011 adaptation ''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.'' Cumberbatch also appeared with [[Eric Bana]] ([[Nero]] in {{film|11}}) in the 2008 film ''The Other Boleyn Girl''. Cumberbatch also co-starred with Hardy in the 2011 version of John le Carré's ''Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy''.
   
 
Cumberbatch's other film credits include his critically-acclaimed performance as William Pitt in ''Amazing Grace'' (2006), Paul Marshall in the 2007 adaptation of {{w|Ian McEwan}}'s novel ''Atonement'', and as Major Jamie Stewart in {{w|Steven Spielberg}}'s ''War Horse'' (2011). He'll also provide the voices of Smaug the dragon and the Necromancer in the highly-anticipated three-part adaptation of {{w|J.R.R. Tolkien}}'s ''The Hobbit'' (2013).
 
Cumberbatch's other film credits include his critically-acclaimed performance as William Pitt in ''Amazing Grace'' (2006), Paul Marshall in the 2007 adaptation of {{w|Ian McEwan}}'s novel ''Atonement'', and as Major Jamie Stewart in {{w|Steven Spielberg}}'s ''War Horse'' (2011). He'll also provide the voices of Smaug the dragon and the Necromancer in the highly-anticipated three-part adaptation of {{w|J.R.R. Tolkien}}'s ''The Hobbit'' (2013).

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