Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch has already had a very busy 2014 with the release of 12 Years A Slave and the return of Sherlock to the small screen.

Cumberbatch returns to the big screen this week as part of the fantastic ensemble cast of August: Osage Country: a movie that sees him star alongside Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and Ewan McGregor.

Over the last couple of years, Cumberbatch has really been making a name for himself, as he has enjoyed success on both the big and small screen; the role of Sherlock has really helped send his star rocketing.

2013 saw Cumberbatch enjoy box office success with Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

On the small screen, Sherlock has enjoyed huge success as it returned for three episodes at the beginning of January.

And Cumberbatch is set to continue that success as he has a whole host of exciting projects in the pipeline.

He has already completed work on The Imitation Game, as he takes on the role of Alan Turing.

The biopic follows Turing, an English mathematician and logician, who helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.

The Imitation game will see Cumberbatch team up with director Morten Tyldum for the first time; this will be his first movie since Headhunters.

A terrific cast has been brought together as Cumberbatch is joined by Keira knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong and Charles Dance.

He will also be reprising the role of Smaug in The Hobbit: There and Back Again at the end of the year.

As the credits rolled on The Desolation of Smaug, we saw the dragon heading out of Erebor to destroy Laketown.

The first two instalments of The Hobbit have enjoyed huge box office success - The Desolation of Smaug has so far grossed in excess of $834 million at the global box office.

Cumberbatch is set to turn his hand to animation as he is currently lending his voice to The Penguins of Madagascar.

He has also been linked to the role of George Mallory in Everest. Ever since Tom Hardy left the Doug Liman directed project, Cumberbatch has been the favourite to take over the role.

However, the big question is when are we going to be seeing more Sherlock? An official announcement about series 4 is yet to be announced; however, creator Steven Moffat has admitted that he has series four and five worked out.

There was some talk that filming on a fourth series could get underway as early as this summer - however, that will all depend on the schedules of Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Cumberbatch is one of the most exciting British actors around at the moment, and 2014 is set to be another terrific year for him.

August: Osage County is released 24th January.

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