Look Who’s Back…
A familiar face appearing in a new role this week
Brexit: The Uncivil war
monday, C4 Hd, 9pm
ROLE as Stephen Hawking in the 2004 BBC drama
Hawking earned him a BAFTA nomination and, since then, his career has gone from strength to strength. He starred in BBC1’S hit series
Sherlock and found film fame as
Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness and codebreaker Alan Turing in
The Imitation Game, for which he received an Oscar nomination.
HIS NEW ROLE
THE 42-YEAR-OLD stars in Brexit: The Uncivil War, a one-off drama that goes behind the scenes in the run-up to the Brexit referendum in 2016, by focusing on the largely unknown strategists in both camps. Cumberbatch plays Dominic Cummings, the lead strategist and campaign director of Vote Leave, while Rory Kinnear is his opposite number, Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications, who oversees the Remain campaign’s strategy.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AS VOTE LEAVE STRATEGIST DOMINIC CUMMINGS