Few people know, but in the popular motion picture “The Hobbit. Desolation of Smaug”this English gentleman appeared in several roles at once. He played the Necromancer and the dragon Smaug himself. We are talking about a popular actor, favorite of numerous fans Benedict Cumberbatch.
A popular actor was born into a creative family. This event took place in 1976, on July 19. His parents were closely associated with cinema. And they didn't want their son to follow in their footsteps. They dreamed of seeing him either as a lawyer or as a politician. But to Benedict himself, these professions seemed excessively boring. He himself did not plan to become an actor, but at the same time dreamed of being a neurosurgeon. His dream came true to some extent. On the set of Doctor Strange, he played the role of a neurosurgeon.
Over time, Benedict still wanted to conquer Hollywood. Parents resigned themselves to this desire, but offered to take a pseudonym that would be easier to pronounce. The future actor refused. He quite often jokes about his last name, saying that it sounds old-fashioned and not entirely decent.
The guy got a good education. He studied at a private school for boys. There he also received his first stage experience, entering the theater stage. Subsequently, he entered the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Manchester. But even this did not finish his studies. After graduation, he studied at the Academy of Arts.
Work in the theater
At the very beginning of his career, Benedict Cumberbatch made the main bet on the theater stage. He has appeared in a variety of productions, in a variety of theaters. Had a chance to work with the Royal National Theater, appeared on the stage of Royal Court and Almeida.
I had to forget about theatrical life at the moment when I became a popular and successful actor. However, he later returned to the stage, playing in the production of "Frankenstein". Together with Johnny Lee Miller, they alternated the roles of the monster itself and its creator. The production was very successful. Some came to see the actors' workshop several times. Not only the audience, but also the critics were delighted.
Work in multi-part projects
Among the bright and memorable roles, one should highlight the work in the film "A little over forty". Appeared before moviegoers Benedict Cumberbatch in the form of a sexually anxious guy. Hugh Laurie worked with him on the set. Many fans of the TV series are still upset that the second season never came out.
Then there was an equally successful role in the series Hawking. Benedict got the main role. He played a famous scientist. His masterful play was highly appreciated by film critics. For his role he received a prestigious film award. There were roles in other, less popular serial films. Benedict was also involved in the voice acting of documentary projects.
Modern Sherlock Holmes
A resounding success came to Benedict Cumberbatch after appearing in the guise of the famous detective. Controversial at first glance, the project has become very popular among fans of serial films. The directors initially saw Benedict in the lead role, so they didn't even hold auditions. But they tried to find an actor for the role of his partner for a very long time. As a result, Martin Freeman became it. The collaboration of two popular actors was recognized as the best.
The multi-part television project has an unusual presentation format. There were 3 episodes in each season. But they lasted for 90 minutes. As a result, 4 seasons were published. There was also a Christmas edition. The role of Sherlock turned out to be a breakthrough in Benedict's career. Offers poured in one after another.
Successful film projects
An interesting job for Benedict was shooting in the popular movie “The Hobbit. The Desolation of Smaug . The actor got several roles at once. He played the Necromancer and the dragon Smaug. And if the first role turned out to be insignificant, then the second was key. Modern technologies and computer programs helped to enter the image of a dragon.
In the filmography of Benedict Cumberbatch, there was a place for films based on the biographies of famous people. The motion picture "The Imitation Game" requires special attention. The actor played the main role. And he did it so well that he received several prestigious film awards. By the way, Benedict Cumberbatch and Alan Turing are distant relatives.
The film Doctor Strange brought the actor a huge success. Benedict played the role of a neurosurgeon who, after an accident, becomes a sorcerer. Filming was postponed several times only because the actor was busy in other projects, and the director did not see anyone else in the role of the doctor. During the filming, I had to study gestures and witchcraft movements for a long time, study comics.
Among the successful works, one should also highlight the films “Thor. Ragnarok "and" The Avengers. Infinity War. " In plans to shoot in the movie "Avengers 4".
How does an actor live when you don't have to constantly work on new projects? The personal life of Benedict Cumberbatch interests many fans. For a very long time, the famous actor was in a relationship with Olivia Pule. However, they decided to part ways. The relationship lasted 12 years. The actors do not talk about the reasons.
After several novels, Benedict met Sophie Hunter. In 2014, they announced their engagement. A year later, the wedding took place. In a relationship with Sophie, Benedict had children. The boys were named Christopher Carlton and Hal Alden.
Benedict Cumberbatch is not just an actor, but a real gentleman. He is very smart (IQ is 158), a little boring. He's doing well with a sense of humor. A very charismatic and talented man. He tries to bring all his roles to the ideal. And it cannot be said that he does not succeed.