Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976[1][2]) played Howard Carter in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio story False Gods, and "Thing 2" in Order of Simplicity.

His likeness as Sherlock also appeared alongside Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor in the Sprout Boy meets a Galaxy of Stars.

Cumberbatch is the son of frequent Doctor Who guest actor Wanda Ventham, who herself is also well known for her role in Gerry Anderson's UFO series.

Cumberbatch was rumoured to have turned down an offer to be the Eleventh Doctor.[3] He denied the rumour, claiming never to have been offered the role.[4] Steven Moffat also stated that he wasn't in line for the role.[5] Cumberbatch later worked with Who writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Steve Thompson on their television show, Sherlock, in which he played Sherlock Holmes.

Cumberbatch played the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, JJ Abrams' sequel to his 2009 Star Trek film, released in May 2013.

He has also played Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014) and Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Cumberbatch's likeness appears on a Sherlock poster in the comic Killer App.

In The Shining Man and The Soul Garden, Bill Potts refers to the film Doctor Strange, which stars Cumberbatch in the title role in the real world.

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