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Benedict Cumberbatch appears at a photo call for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy at the 68th annual Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 5, 2011. / Benedict Cumberbatch appears at the premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness in London on May 2, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Comi-Dalle Luche / Future Image / Startraksphoto.com
09/06/2013

Check out photos of Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "12 Years A Slave") showcasing 29 of his sexiest looks.

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03/26/2014
Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars in four Oscar-nominated films, walks the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars in Hollywood, California on Sunday, March 2, 2014. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Benedict Cumberbatch, who starred in four Oscar-nominated movies this year, is set to return to the stage and play the title role of the Danish prince Hamlet in a revival of William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" in London.

The new production is scheduled to open at the Barbican Theatre in London and run for 12 weeks, from August 2015 to October 2015. Lyndsey Turner is the director. Tickets are not yet on sale and more information will be announced on the venue's website, which crashed on and off after the news was announced on Wednesday, March 26.

02/04/2014
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch appears in a Sesame Street video posted on PBSs YouTube page on Feb. 4, 2014. - Provided courtesy of youtube.com/user/PBS

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on a Muppet version of his "Sherlock" character's arch nemesis in a new "Sesame Street" video.

The clip, titled "Benedict Cumberbatch and the Sign of Four (or is it Three?)," was posted on PBS' YouTube page on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The season 3 finale of "Sherlock," a popular BBC-produced mystery-comedy series, aired on the U.S. network two days earlier. Watch Benedict Cumberbatch's "Sesame Street" video below.

12/24/2013
Vin Diesel and his daughter, Hania Riley, stand on the star he received on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 26, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Happy holidays! See photos of 45 emotional and powerful feel-good moments showcased by celebrities in 2013.

(Includes Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vin Diesel, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Neil Patrick Harris and Helen Mirren.)

12/10/2013
Benedict Cumberbatch talked to OTRC.com on Dec. 2, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Benedict Cumberbatch lends his baritone voice to the dragon Smaug in the upcoming film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

The "Sherlock" and "Fifth Estate" actor recently talked to OTRC.com about the "movie magic" behind his character and he also answered a few fan questions OTRC.com solicited from fans on Twitter. Check out videos from Cumberbatch's interview above.

12/09/2013
Benedict Cumberbatch talked to OTRC.com on Dec. 2, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Benedict Cumberbatch talks about playing the CGI character Smaug in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.'
12/09/2013
Benedict Cumberbatch talked to OTRC.com on Dec. 2, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Benedict Cumberbatch talks to OTRC.com about his favorite places in the world.
12/09/2013
Benedict Cumberbatch talked to OTRC.com on Dec. 2, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Benedict Cumberbatch told OTRC.com about a childhood memory of his father reading 'The Hobbit' to him.
12/09/2013
Martin Freeman talks to OTRC.com about the 2013 movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He plays Bilbo Baggins in the film, the second in Peter Jacksons trilogy. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Martin Freeman may not have gotten to act alongside "Sherlock" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," but he did keep the actor in his thoughts.

Check out 3 highlights from OTRC.com's interview with Martin Freeman and watch the full interview by clicking on the videos, above.

12/09/2013
Martin Freeman talks to OTRC.com about the 2013 movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He plays Bilbo Baggins in the film, the second in Peter Jacksons trilogy. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Martin Freeman talks about the 2013 movie 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and Benedict Cumberbatch.
12/05/2013
Benedict Cumberbatch appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Dec. 4, 2013. - Provided courtesy of ABC

Jimmy Kimmel put Benedict Cumberbatch's deep baritone voice to good use last night when the actor appeared on his late-night show to promote "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

Kimmel had the 37-year-old British actor recite the lyrics to the new R. Kelly song "Genius," which is off the singer's latest album. Video of Cumberbatch's performance of the song, as well as his interview on the show can be viewed below (Warning: Video contains censored expletives and sexually implicit lyrics).

12/05/2013
Benedict Cumberbatch appears a scene from season 3 of Sherlock set to air in the U.S. on Masterpiece on PBS starting on Jan. 19, 2014. - Provided courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for MASTERPIECE

See photos of Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and more in new photos of 'Sherlock' season 3, set to air in January.

The third season of the popular series is set to air in the U.S. on Masterpiece on PBS starting on Jan. 19, 2014.

10/23/2013
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman appear in an undated 2013 promotional photo for season 3 of Sherlock. - Provided courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for MASTERPIECE

"Sherlock" fans in the United States can breathe a sigh of relief now that an official premiere date for season 3 of the show has been announced.

"Sherlock" will return on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 10 p.m. ET on Masterpiece on PBS, it was announced on Oct. 23. The show will air on PBS after the broadcast of another successful television import from across the pond, "Downton Abbey," which will air at 9 p.m. on Sundays starting on Jan 5.

10/11/2013
Benedict Cumberbatch talks to OTRC.com about The Fifth Estate film at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC.com

Benedict Cumberbatch took part in an "AMA" ("Ask Me Anything") Q&A session with readers on the popular website Reddit on Friday, Oct. 11 to answer questions about himself and one of his latest projects, the upcoming film "The Fifth Estate."

The 37-year-old British actor, best known for his title role in the BBC dramedy series "Sherlock" and as the villain Khan in "Star Trek Into Darkness," plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the new movie, which hits theaters on Oct. 18.

10/01/2013
Orlando Bloom appears as Legolas in a scene from the 2013 movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. - Provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Watch a NEW trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the second film in the "Lord of the Rings" prequel series," which features the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch.

The movie also stars his "Sherlock" co-star Martin Freeman, Evangeline Lily, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and Richard Armitage.

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