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Sherlock The Abominable Bride (2016)

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Sherlock consults in VIctorian England - and takes the audience to a very special time travel....

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Richard III (2016)

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Benedict as Richard, Duke of Gloucester who does everything in his power to accede the english throne.

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Black Mass (2015)

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Benedict takes a part in the movie Black Mass, the story of the infamous godfather Whitey Bulger, played by Jonny Depp.

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Hamlet (2015)

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Benedict will play the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, for 12 weeks only from August 2015 at London's Barbican Theatre

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Magik (2015)

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Benedict as Lewis Clark in a new animated fantasy film by Stephen Wallis.

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The Spire (2014)

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Benedict is reading William Golding's story about a dean who thinks to be chosen to build an impossible high spire.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Armies (2014)

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Last part of the trilogy - what adventures will Bilbo face finally?

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The Imitation Game (2014)

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The Biopic about Alain Turing, the exceptional British scientist - played by Benedict, the exceptional British actor.

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The Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

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Benedict voices a cool animal agent in the new adventures of the Penguins of Madagascar

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Cristiano Ronaldo: World At His Feet (2014)

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Benedict is narrating an interesting documentary about one of the world's best footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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D-Day News (2014)

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Benedict reads the original D-Day news about the landing of the Allied forces at Normandy's coastline.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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Bilbo and his companions finally reach the mountain Erebor - but the adventure just begins!

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12 Years A Slave (2013)

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Autobiographical drama about Solomon Northup's kidnapping that led to a 12 year enslavement.

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August: Osage County (2013)

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A tragicomedy with a star-studded cast. Benedict can be seen as "Little" Charles Aiken.

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2013)

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For the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, Benedict plays a short scene from "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead."

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Little Favour (2013)

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Benedict in an action-packed thriller about a "little favour".

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

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Benedict as Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, the most dangerous website of the world.

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Jerusalem (2013)

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Benedict as narrator in an extraordinary documentary about one of the most historic cities in the world.

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

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Benedict as perfidious villain John Harrison teaches Cpt. Kirk and the Enterprise crew to fear as never before in their lives..

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Copenhagen (2013)

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Benedict as physicist Werner Heisenberg in a historic meeting with his colleague Niels Bohr.

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Usher House (2013)

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Benedict as "visitor" in the opera adaptation of E.A. Poe's novel "The Fall of the House of Usher " - exceptional!

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Neverwhere (2013)

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Is there any better voice for an Angel than Benedict's? A mysterious world where nothing is the way it seems.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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With Performance capture technology Benedict becomes the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer in The Hobbit

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Parade’s End (2012)

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Playing the part of Christopher Tietjens, Benedict suffers in a love triangle against the backdrop of the First World War.

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Flat of Angles (2012)

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Benedict reads the 4-part story about the aftermaths of a house party written by Simon Cleary for Late Night Tales

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Look Back In Anger (2012)

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Benedict as protagonist Jimmy Porter in a rehearsed reading of one of Britain's most important plays, Look Back in Anger.

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Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design (2012)

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In this documentary about Stephen Hawking's "Grand Design" Benedict can be heard as the narrator.

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The Snowman and The Snowdog (2012)

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Benedict narrates the charming Christmas story of the Snowman and Snowdog and their wonderful adventures.

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WWI’s Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig (2012)

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Benedict as narrator in this exciting documentary about excavations of tunnels from World War I.

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Girlfriend in a Coma (2012)

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Today's economic plight of Italy pointed at handby Dante's Commedia read by Benedict, interviews and animations.

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The Dreams of William Golding (2012)

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In this fine documentary Benedict is reading excerpts from W. Golding's diaries, author of The Lord of the Flies.

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Frankenstein (2011)

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Benedict as The Creature and Victor Frankenstein in Nick Dear's stage adaptation of Mary Shelly's famous novel.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

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In this espionage thriller from John La Carre Benedict follows the trail of a traitor across Eastern Europe.

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Wreckers (2011)

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In Wreckers we can see Benedict as David, who seems to conceal a terrible secret from his wife - exciting!

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War Horse (2011)

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Benedict as Major Stweart in a wonderful story about the friendship of a boy to his horse.

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Moby Dick (2011)

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Benedict reads Chapter 58 - Brit from the world famous novel Moby Dick by Henry Melville

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Curiosity (2011)

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Benedict explores with Stephen Hawking the since time imemorial question whether a God created our universe? Amazing!

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The Rattigan Enigma (2010)

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Benedict goes on a trip back to the 40s straight into the life of Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan.

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Into The Universe (2010)

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In this amazing documentary Benedict gives his voice to Stephen Hawking, the great astrophysicist.

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Third Star (2010)

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Benedict as fatally ill James, who is on his last trip with his three best friends.

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Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)

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Benedict in the stunning view of the master of Post-Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh.

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Burlesque Fairytales (2010)

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Nothing is as it seems in this fairy tale film with Benedict as father Henry Clark.

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Sherlock (2010)

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Benedict's signature role as Doyle's master detective Sherlock Holmes, transferred to London of the 21 Century.

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Have I got News For You (2010)

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Benedict as guest presenter at one of the craziest quiz shows that the BBC had to offer.

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The Whistleblower (2010)

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Benedict in the role of Nick Kaufman in the thrilling story about a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia

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Four Lions (2010)

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In this British film satire about Islamist friends and their holy war, Benedict can be seen as negotiator.

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The Children’s Monologues (2010)

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Benedict and 14 other stars in a special charity gala for Dramatic Need at the Old Vic theatre, directed by Danny Boyle

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After The Dance (2010)

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In this National Theatre production Benedict plays David Scott-Fowler, a troubled historian trapped between the love of two women

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Sherlock Holmes: Railway Mysteries (2010)

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In line with his starring role in Sherlock Benedict reads four compelling stories of the worlds famous detective.

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Words for You: The Next Chapter (2010)

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Benedict reads poems including Ode to Nightingale by John Keats for charity

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The Turning Point (2009)

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Benedict shines in the role of double agent Guy Burgess in a meeting with Winston Churchill in this play for Sky Arts

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Marple: Murder is Easy (2009)

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Benedict as Luke Fitzwilliam alongside Miss Marple in a superb TV adaptation of Agatha Christie.

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Small Island (2009)

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Against the backdrop of WW2, the fates of two couples, including Benedict as Bernard, are closely linked.

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Creation (2009)

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Benedict plays Joseph Hooker in the history around Charles Darwin and his "The Origin of Species".

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South Pacific (2009)

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Benedict as narrator of enchanting documentary about the most impressive natural spectacle, the South Pacific.

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Silverwing (2009)

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Benedict speaks in the story about a young bat several roles with different voices and accents.

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Little Red Hen (2009)

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Benedict reads the children's story of a little red hen - also wonderful for "big kids".

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Good Evening (2009)

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Benedict plays the famous comedian Dudley Moore - a finest Brit comedy show!

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Metamorphosis (2009)

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Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" read by Benedict - world class literature as an audio book.

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Rumpole (2009)

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Benedict plays the lawyer Rumpole. He takes all kind of suspect clients and exciting cases.

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Cabin Pressure (2008)

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Benedict extremely funny as unpaid Captain Martin Crieff in the BBC radio comedy show.

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Rainy Season (2008)

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The British weather forecast in a slightly different style - Benedict in "Rainy Season".

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Death in a White Tie (2008)

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Benedict reads the exciting investigations of Inspector Roderick Alleyn around a murder in the highest circles.

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Tom and Viv (2008)

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In Tom and Viv Benedict takes the role of the American playwright TS Eliot.

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The Pillow Book (2008)

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Benedict as Lord Tadanobu at the Japanese imperial court in the 10th Century.

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Words and Music: Italian Fantasy (2008)

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Benedict reads poems inspired by Italian flair and southern charm.

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The Last Days of Grace (2008)

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Benedict as GF in a BBC adaptation about the life of the famous cricketer WG Grace.

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The Tiger’s Tail (2008)

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Benedict participated in this BBC drama-documentary about the first democratic uprising in Burma.

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Blake’s 7: The Early Years (2008)

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The world in the future. In this sci-fi series Benedict occurs both in the role of Townsend as well as the narrator.

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Scales of Justice (2008)

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Benedict reads the detective adventure of Inspector Alleyn who investigates in a seemingly quiet small town.

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Spellbound (2008)

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Benedict as Dr. Murchison being accused of being a scam in this thrilling detective story.

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Doctor Who: Forty-Five (2008)

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Benedict as Howard Carter, the discoverer of one of the most famous Tombs in history

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The Thrilling Stories of the Railway (2008)

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Exciting stories about the clever Railway Detective Thorpe Hazell - Read by Benedict.

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Artists in Crime (2008)

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Benedict reads the detective adventure of Inspector Alleyn and must solve a mysterious murder case.

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Chatterton: The Allington Solution (2008)

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Benedict as the 18th century poet Thomas Chatterton - But who or what really ended his life?

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At War with Wellington (2008)

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Letters and diaries give us insight into the life of a soldier during the Peninsular War - Benedict as Duke of Wellington.

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The City (2008)

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Benedict in the role of Chris in a fragile story about a married couple at the Royal Court Theatre.

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Caryl Churchill Readings (2008)

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In celebration of Caryl Churchill's birthday and work with the Royal Court Theatre Benedict reads the part of Todd in "Far Away"

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The Last Enemy (2008)

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In the mini-series about the totalitarian surveillance Benedict is seen as Stephen Ezard.

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Picture This (2008)

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Benedict tells a photo series in three episodes.

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

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Benedict as the husband of Mary Boleyn, mistress of the most powerful man in England, Henry VIII.

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The Arsonists (2007)

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Benedict as arsonist Eisenring in Max Frisch's play in a new translation by Alistair Beaton.

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Rhinoceros (2007)

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Everyone around him is transforming - only Benedict as the main character and outsider Berenger stays as he is.

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The Making of Music (2007)

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Benedict as a narrator in an exciting journey into Europe's musical history.

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Inseparable (2007)

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In this deeply sad short film Benedict has a dual role as twin brothers.

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Atonement (2007)

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Benedict as Paul Marshall in the tragic story of two sisters whose lives radically change because of a lie.

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Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007)

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Benedict plays the real author Alexander Masters, who writes down the life of his friend Stuart.

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Fame and Fortune (2007)

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Benedict as Jonty set in the last quarter of the 20th Century, a period marked by major upheavals and Thatcher.

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Period of Adjustment (2006)

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In Tennessee Williams play A Period of Adjustment Benedict shines as war veteran George Haverstick

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Starter For 10 (2006)

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As a Bristol student with high quiz grades Benedict can be seen as Patrick Watts with an quite unusual styling.

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Amazing Grace (2006)

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Benedict impresses in this historical drama as charismatic Prime Minister William Pitt.

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The Possessed (2006)

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Benedict as Nikolai Stavrogin loses his faith in God and falls into the darkest depths of his soul.

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Casanova: The Venetian Years (2006)

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Who is better to give the greatest lover of all times his beautiful voice than Benedict.

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Hedda Gabler (2005)

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Benedict plays George Tesman, an academic who seems to life the perfect life - but nothing is as it seems in this Ibsen play

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Le Pere Goriot (2005)

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Honore de Balzac's most important novel from 1835, touchingly read by Benedict.

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Seven Women (2005)

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A party in the 1920s - and Benedict as Mr. Tovey challenges his friend to find a murderer under the party guest.

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The Cocktail Party (2005)

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Benedict as Peter Quilpe in a drama about a failed marriage and false realities by T.S. Eliot

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Medical Humanities (2005)

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Benedict reads the story of a young doctor, who lacks experience, but overcomes his fears and succeeds.

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The Glittering Prizes (2005)

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Benedict in a story about the transformation of British society within a quarter of a century.

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To The Ends Of The Earth (2005)

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For his portrayal of Edmund Talbot Benedict was awarded with the Golden Nymph for Best Performance by an Actor.

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The Man Who Predicted 9/11 (2005)

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Benedict reports about the dramatic events of 9/11as narrator in this docu-drama.

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Broken News (2005)

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Brilliantly amusing, Benedict brings us the "Breaking News" of the day as reporter Will Parker.

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Nathan Barley (2005)

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In this British comedy series Benedict is seen as Robin in two episodes.

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The Tempest (2004)

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Benedict as Ferdinand, son of the King of Naples, in Shakespeare's last play "The Tempest"

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The Biggest Secret (2004)

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Benedict as Cpt. Rob Collin who is enlisted to be part of the historic day of the invasion 1944

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Far Side of the World (2004)

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Benedict reads an exciting story of Jack Aubrey that served as the basis for the movie Master and Commander.

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The Odyssey (2004)

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Benedict in a BBC radio adaptation of the famous saga of Homer's Odysseus.

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Fieldstudy: The Field (2004)

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The captivating story in a group of short stories is read by Benedict in his usual entertaining way.

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The Surgeon’s Mate (2004)

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Benedict reads another story from the series about Captain Jack Aubrey and the ship's doctor Stephen Maturin.

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The Recruiting Officer (2004)

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In George Farquhar's play The Recruiting Officer Benedict plays Mr. Worthy for the BBC radio adaptation.

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The Raj Quartet (2004)

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Benedict plays officer Nigel Rowan in a story about India under British colonial rule.

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Kepler (2004)

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Benedict as self-assured astronomer Kepler in conflict with his Danish colleagues Brahe.

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Dunkirk (2004)

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In this war drama Benedict takes on the role of Lt. Jimmy Langley

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Hawking (2004)

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Benedict as physicist Stephen Hawking in this drama about his early days at Cambridge University.

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Mr. Norris Changes Trains (2004)

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Benedict reads the story about two men in Berlin at the time of the rise of the Nazis.

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The Lady from the Sea (2003)

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Benedict as Lyngstrand in a story about a woman who has to decide between her current life and love.

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Fortysomething (2003)

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Benedict as bold, pubescent Rory Slippery who, together with his two brothers, drives his father completely crazy.

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Cambridge Spies (2003)

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Benedict in the small part as Edward Hunt in the story about the famous Cambridge Five.

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Spooks (2003)

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Benedict plays the part of Jim North in one episode of the BBC drama Spooks.

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To Kill A King (2003)

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Benedict can be seen in a small role as a royalist in this drama set during the English Civil War.

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Mansfield Park (2003)

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Benedict's earliest radio work: a radio adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park.

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Silent Witness (2002)

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Benedict plays the part of Warren Reid in two episodes of this CSI-like forensic drama.

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Tipping the Velvet (2002)

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Benedict as Freddy in this television drama about an unusual story of a lesbian love.

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Hills Like White Elephants (2002)

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Benedict plays the part of a nameless man (The Man) in this TV-Adaption of a Hemingway story.

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Fields of Gold (2002)

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Benedict as Jeremy in a depressing film about ethical and moral subject of genetically modified foods.

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Regents Park Open Air Theatre (2002)

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In 2002 Benedict appeared in three productions by the New Shakespeare Company.

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Regents Park Open Air Theatre (2001)

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Benedict as Demetrius and Ferdinand in two Shakespearean plays at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

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Heartbeat (2000)

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Benedict as Charles in two episodes of one of Britain's most successful TV shows of the 90s.

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