Benedict CumberbatchFilm Appearance

12 Years A Slave

1 Jan, 1970

Performs in this historical drama based on the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup. Cumberbatch took on the role after stating that he personally felt ashamed that his ancestors were slave owners. 

I am incredibly proud to be part of that film. I do think it’s an important piece of work not only as a historical document of a true story but as a truly brilliant piece of cinema from Steve McQueen and it was just wonderful to be a part of it to be honest.

12 YEARS A SLAVE - Official Trailer (HD)

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