|Lifetime||July 19, 1976|
|Portrayed||Smaug and the Necromancer|
|In||The Hobbit (film series)|
Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor who will portray (through motion capture) and voice the dragon Smaug and voice the Necromancer in the upcoming adaptations of The Hobbit. Cumberbatch stars with Martin Freeman in the BBC TV series Shelock.