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|Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch|
|Lifetime||July 19, 1976|
|Portrayed||Necromancer, Smaug in:|
|The Hobbit (film series)|
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, CBE, is a British actor who portrayed the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer/Sauron in The Hobbit (film series) using motion capture as well as his voice . He starred with Martin Freeman in the BBC TV series Sherlock.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 2013 - Britannia Award, British Artist of the Year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- 2014 - Behind the Voice Actors Awards, Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- 2014 - Behind the Voice Actors Awards, Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year.
Bibliography, selected[edit | edit source]
- 2014: Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon (foreword)
- ↑ "If Benedict Cumberbatch..." dated 8 May 2012, Facebook (accessed 12 May 2012)