Benedict Cumberbatch

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  • Birth Name: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/19/1976, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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What Time Do the Oscars Start?

The 86th Academy Awards is almost here! The anticipated ceremony will air Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC.

Ellen DeGeneres will make her second appearance as host of the ceremony, which will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

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Brangelina, Zac Efron, Jim Carrey Among Academy Awards Presenters

The 86th Academy Awards is less than a week away and the night is proving to be more star-studded than ever.

On Monday, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the complete slate of stars who will be on stage to present alongside the previously announced Daniel Day-LewisJennifer LawrenceChristoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway -- last year's acting winners. 

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Videos

Star Trek Into Darkness - Featurette - First Look
Sherlock: Season 1
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Colin Fi
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug: Y

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 86th Academy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 12 Years A Slave Movie, Actor - Ford
2013 The Fifth Estate Movie, Actor - Julian Assange
2013 The Hobbit Movie, Actor - Smaug
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Movie, Actor - John Harrison

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Weekend TV Review: Give These Shows a Medal!

While the Olympians continue to dominate the TV spotlight in Sochi, another gathering of championship talent takes a bow in the weekend's other gold-medal event: PBS's Great Performances presentation of National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage (Friday, 9/8c, check tvguide.com listings).

Laurence Olivier led the National Theatre upon its founding in 1963, and he and other luminaries are seen in vintage clips from past productions, interspersed throughout a dazzling evening of live re-enactments and tantalizing excerpts from landmark plays, including Angels in America, Stuff Happens, The History Boys and War Horse. Fans of Downton Abbey will delight to see the Dowager Countess Maggie Smith in her 1964 prime, vamping in ... read more

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Brings Sherlock to Sesame Street


Sherlock
 star Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by Sesame Street recently, but had a tough time convincing Murray Monster (a.k.a. "Murray-arty") that he's not actually a detective — he just plays one on TV.

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Sherlock Finale: Bosses Answer Burning Questions About Mary, Moriarty and Season 4

On the season finale of Sherlock on Sunday, the intrepid consulting detective was thrown for a loop not just once, but three times. We turned to series producers Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue as well as Amanda Abbington for answers. read more

Weekend Review: TCM Goes to the Oscars, Sherlock's "Last Vow"

"It's a room full of excitement. It's a room full of sweat," recalls Ellen Burstyn, who won her Oscar in 1975 for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. "It's your bar mitzvah times a million," says director-writer Jason Reitman, a four-time nominee (Up in the Air, Juno) who remembers getting over his loss with a post-show visit to In-N-Out Burger. (My kind of guy.) "It's a bit like being in a car crash. Everything slows down, everything goes into slow motion," Helen Mirren reflects on the moment her name was read when she won in 2007 for The Queen.

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Sherlock Bosses on the Finale's Chilling Villain

"I've dealt with murderers, psychopaths. None of them can turn my stomach like Charles Augustus Magnussen." Sherlock Holmes meets his most heinous foe yet on PBS' Sherlock finale Sunday ... read more

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