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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How Emmy's Controversial Category Choices Paid Off, and This Year's Other Trivia

According to the Emmy Awards ballot, True Detective isn't a miniseries, but Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven are. Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie and Shameless are comedies, even though there are frequently more tears than laughs on those shows.

The debate over how to classify shows that defy classification ruffled plenty of feathers during this year's Emmy campaign season. Yet...read more

Sherlock Officially Returning for Season 4

Sherlock will return for another four installments in 2015, including a Christmas special, Entertainment Weekly reports. The BBC series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch andMartin Freeman, will begin production on a special one-off episode and a three-episode fourth season next year.

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Star Trek Into Darkness - Teaser
Star Trek Into Darkness - Featurette - First Look
Star Trek Into Darkness - Clip - Scotty Profile
'Parade's End: Episode 1 Recap' (HBO)

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The Fifth Estate

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Sherlock Uncovered: The Villains
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His Last Vow (Episode 3)
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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Van Gogh TV Show Series, Actor - Vincent Van Gogh
2014 86th Academy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 12 Years A Slave Movie, Actor - Ford
2013 Parade's End TV Show Series, Actor - Christopher Tietjens
2013 The Hobbit Movie, Actor - Smaug

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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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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

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