Sherlock (TV series)/BBC/PBC

Born in 1976, Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor who has thrived in film, television, and theater. Benedict Cumberbatch rose to prominence through his theater work, a medium that he has continued to work in while shooting roles in film and television. Cumberbatch hit mainstream fame thanks to his performance as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC detective drama, Sherlock. Since then, he has starred in numerous big screen efforts, including Atonement, Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy, Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years A Slave, The Fifth Estate, and The Imitation Game, the latter of which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for.