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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

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DOCTOR STRANGE: IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (2022)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez and Rachel McAdams. Directed by Sam Raimi.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)
Starring Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya, Jamie Foxx, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Alfred Molina, Tony Revolori, Harry Holland and Jon Favreau. Directed by Jon Watts.

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
THE POWER OF THE DOG (2021)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Thomasin McKenzie, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Frances Conroy, Keith Carradine, Peter Carroll, Adam Beach and Sean Keenan. Directed by Jane Campion.

Wealthy Montana brothers Phil and George Burbank are two sides of one coin. Phil is graceful, brilliant and cruel where George is stolid, fastidious and gentle. Together they are joint owners of the biggest ranch in the Montana valley. It is a place where men are still men, the rapidly modernizing 20th century is kept at bay and where the figure of Bronco Henry, the greatest cowboy Phil ever knew, is revered. When George secretly marries local widow Rose (Dunst), a shocked and angry Phil wages a sadistic, relentless war to destroy her entirely using her effeminate son Peter as a pawn. Jane Campion has written the adaptation of the Thomas Savage 1967 novel of the same name.
THE COURIER (2021)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Merab Ninidze, Angus Wright, Kirill Pirogov and Iva Šindelková. Directed by Dominic Cooke.

Unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne is recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI-6 and a CIA operative, he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
THE CURRENT WAR (2020)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton, Damien Molony, Conor Macneill and Celyn Jones. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

REVIEWS The Current War - Edison v Westinghouse - the ultimate grudge match with no winner

1917 (2020)
Starring George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough and Chris Walley. Directed by Sam Mendes.

REVIEWS 1917 - Sam Mendes' personal war story

THE GRINCH (2018)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Pharrell Williams, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Brad O'Hare, Ramone Hamilton, Sam Lavagnino and Scarlett Estevez. Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier.

The Grinch lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbours in Who-ville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realises there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.
THOR: RAGNAROK (2017)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Taika Waititi.

REVIEWS Thor: Ragnarok - Marvel's God of Thunder finds his groove

DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen. Directed by Scott Derrickson.

The story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

REVIEWS Doctor Strange - Pure magic
Benedict Cumberbatch turns 40

SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE (2016)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Amanda Abbington and Andrew Scott. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.

REVIEWS Sherlock: The Abominable Bride - Surprisingly entertaining yet frivolously unnecessary

BLACK MASS (2015)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Sienna Miller, Dakota Johnson, Rory Cochrane, Julianne Nicholson and Adam Scott. Directed by Scott Cooper.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

REVIEWS Black Mass - Not quite the film it thinks it is
Black Mass - A fascinating yet ultimately unsatisfying crime epic

THE IMITATION GAME (2015)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, James Northcote and Tom Goodman-Hill. Directed by Morten Tyldum.

English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.

REVIEWS The Imitation Game - Absolute brilliance

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR 3D (2015)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Peter Stormare and Ken Jeong. Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith.

The Penguins of Madagascar are back in their very own feature film! Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private star in their very own spy thriller.
THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES 3D (2014)
Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Balanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Evangeline Lily, Hugo Weaving, Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom. Directed by Peter Jackson.

Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honour to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

REVIEWS The Hobbit Trilogy - Inside the extended editions
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - The final film of the trilogy on Blu-ray
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Not with a bang, but with a whimper

12 YEARS A SLAVE (2014)
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Adepero Oduye, Scoot McNairy, Paul Giamatti and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen.

Based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup, 12 Years a Slave tells of Northrup's tragic kidnapping in Washington DC in 1841 where, despite being born a free man, he was forced into slavery at a Louisiana cotton plantation. The inspiring story follows his desperate struggle to return home to his family.

REVIEWS 12 Years A Slave - The dark, raw side of life

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D (2013)
Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lily, Stephen Fry and Luke Evans. Directed by Peter Jackson.

REVIEWS The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

THE FIFTH ESTATE (2013)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackle and David Thewlis. Directed by Bill Condon.

'The Fifth Estate' traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website's overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.

REVIEWS The Fifth Estate - The truth is never simple

STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS 3D (2013)
Starring Chris Pine - James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto - Spock, Simon Pegg - Scotty, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana - Nyota Uhura and Anton Yelchin - Pavel Chekov. Directed by J.J. Abrams.

REVIEWS Star Trek: Into Darkness - On Blu-Ray
Star Trek: Into Darkness - Pure sci-fi fun
Star Trek: Into Darkness - Stellar red carpet

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2012)
Starring John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham, Ciarán Hinds and Simon McBurney. Directed by Tomas Alfredson.

REVIEWS Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Classic spy thriller

WAR HORSE (2011)
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, David Kross, Nicolas Bro and Eddie Marsan. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS War Horse - A triumph of classic cinema

THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Stacy Martin, Sharon Rooney, Hayley Squires, Aimee Lou Wood, Adeel Akhtar and Julian Barratt. Directed by Will Sharpe.

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the "electrical" mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson.
WALK WITH ME
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Thích Nhất Hạnh. Directed by Marc Francis and Max Pugh.
LOUIS WAN
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy and Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Will Sharpe.
MOWGLI
Starring Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor, Naomie Harris, Eddie Marsan, Freida Pinto and Matthew Rhys. Directed by Andy Serkis.
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