Benedict Cumberbatch is set to land possibly his biggest role yet with reports suggesting that the 36 year-old British actor will be appearing in 'Star Trek 2'. Aged 35, Cumberbatch came to the camera relatively late following appearances in a number of acclaimed stage productions between 2001 and 2005. Most recently he's been seen on Bbc's 'Sherlock Holmes' Christmas drama, playing the famous Detective; it was a performance which didn't go unnoticed albeit for the racy scenes featuring his co-star Lara Pulver who appeared naked before the nine o'clock watershed whilst teasing his character.
However Cumberbatch is also well known for roles in 2007's 'Atonement', 'Four Lions' and 'The Whistleblower', while other TV credits include his highly acclaimed portrayal of scientist Stephen Hawking for Bbc biopic 'Hawking' back in 2004. 'Sherlock Holmes,' who he has been playing since 2010, has seen him pick up two awards, Best Actor at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the TV Choice Awards' Best Actor gong.
Variety reports that Cumberbatch will be playing the villain in Star Trek2, with rumours that he found out last month that director Edgar Ramirez had chosen him. He'll join a relatively unheralded cast, with Noel Clarke and Alice Eve also appearing, as well as Pete Weller. The film's distributors Paramount had no official comment on the subject.