Benedict Cumberbatch comes from a family fortunate enough to have affluence, royalty, and artists. Both his parents are actors who must have exposed him to the craft at a very young age. A well-read actor, he received enough training to build up himself before he started his acting career, thus, Benedict Cumberbatch’s next movie is always anticipated. The talented actor attended Brambletye and Harrow School, after which he studied drama in Manchester University before proceeding to get his Masters in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
By the time he started acting, he landed good opportunities which enabled him to feature in several great productions. He has worked in the theatre, film, radio, and television but his breakthrough role was in the TV movie Hawking (2004) where he portrayed the character of Stephen Hawking. Benedict Cumberbatch gained international recognition after his first series in Sherlock 2010.
In 2015, Benedict was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth. For his outstanding and enormous body of work, he has had over one hundred and eight (108) nominations, including for an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG Awards and more. He has had over thirty-two (32) wins which includes an Emmy, BAFTA, and Laurence Olivier Awards, among others. With a pedigree like his, fans are always excited to see what Benedict Cumberbatch’s next movie will be.
What Is Benedict Cumberbatch Doing Now?
Benedict is a seasoned actor. He is known for undertaking barely recognizable transformations for his roles. Some of the roles he had to undergo major transformations for his role as include Julian Assange- the Wikileaks whistle-blower, Dominic Cummings – the Brexit Campaigner and also a Frankenstein monster on stage. He has shown his versatility as an actor which is why he remains one of the very sought after British actors today.
Benedict Cumberbatch also underwent physical transformation to play Louis Wain – the British painter who is popular for his wide-eyed cat drawings – about the titular movie. The biographical movie tells the real story of Louis Wain, a man inspired by the love of his life and love for the world. The film which was written by Will Sharpe and Simon Stephensen is also directed by Will Sharpe. Benedict Cumberbatch stars alongside established British actors like Toby Jones, Claire Foy, Asim Chaudry, and Julian Barratt to mention a few.
At the moment, the actor is also best known for his role as Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What Will Be Benedict Cumberbatch’s Next Movie?
The brilliant actor is involved in several projects. While a number of his films are yet to be released as they are in the post-production phase, he is still presently filming several movies at the moment. He has also been contracted to appear in some works that are yet to begin production. One of Benedict Cumberbatch’s next movies to look forward is 1917, which is a war film that follows two young British Soldiers for 24 hours as they embark on a mission that seems impossible. Benedict Cumberbatch stars alongside George Mackay, Mark Strong, Dean Charles Chapman, Richard Madden, Andre Scott, and Colin Firth. The film was directed, produced by Sam Mendes and co-written with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The trailer was released in August and the film is set to be released on the 25th of December 2019.
He is also set to appear in the yet to be released film titled Ironbark. In this film, he features as Greville Wynne – the British spy who helped the CIA gain access to the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War. He features alongside Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Merab Ninidze, Angus Wright and Kirill Pirogov in the anticipated movie. The film was written by Tom O’Connor and directed by Dominic Cooke. It is also in the post-production phase and there is no official date of release.
During the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Comic-Con panel it was announced that there will be a Phase 4 slate for their movies. As such, Benedict Cumberbatch’s next movie in the MCU will see him reprise his role as Doctor Strange in the sequel titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which is slated to be released on the 7th of May 2021. Scott Derrickson, who directed the first Doctor Strange movie, will also return as director and Elizabeth Olsen joins the cast as Wanda Maximoff.