Before Benedict Cumberbatch Became Dr Strange & Sherlock 4 Movies You Might Have Missed Him In

Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch, known for films and shows such as The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange and the BBC Sherlock series, turns 45 today (July 19). However, before becoming the iridescent star that he is today, he appeared in several films with bigwigs as a secondary character, even as a secondary character. So, on her birthday today, let’s take a look at the movies you might have seen, but barely noticed.

The other Boleyn girl

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The film tells one of the most famous stories of the Tudor dynasty, where Mary and Anne Boleyn fought for the love of King Henry VIII. In this English period drama set in the turbulent 1520s starring Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana, Benedict played the role of William Carey, the husband of Mary Boleyn, who dies in the middle of the film.

Atonement (2007)

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In this war drama, starring James McAvoy, Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan, Benedict played the role of a sleazy Paul Marshall, who assaults a young girl. The film chronicled a crime (ironically committed by BenoƮt) and its consequences over six decades.

Star Trek: Into Darkness


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Hardcore Trekkie fans may remember his character Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek: Into Darkness, where he played a genetically engineered superhuman, who has the false identity of John Harrison.

Battle horse

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In this World War I drama, directed by Steven Spielberg, Benedict played the small role of Captain Jamie Stewart.

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