Appeared in "Zoolander 2"
Played Thomas Edison in "The Current War"
Made a brief appearance as Doctor Strange in Taika Waititi's "Thor: Ragnarok"
Made feature film debut in war drama "To Kill a King"
Portrayed noted scientist Stephen Hawking in BBC biopic "Hawking"
Earned rave reviews for his performance in BBC miniseries "To the Ends of the Earth," based on a trilogy of novels by William Golding
Cast in the period drama "Atonement" opposite Keira Knightley and James McAvoy
Appeared in the Oscar nominated films "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Steven Spielberg's "War Horse"
Starred in title role on modern day adaptation of "Sherlock" (BBC)
Cast as The Necromancer in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson
Played the dragon Smaug, and reprised the role of The Necromancer, in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
Played british mathematician Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game"
Reprised the role of Smaug in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Co-starred alongside Johnny Depp in crime biopic "Black Mass"
Starred as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in the National Theatre Live presentation of "Hamlet"
Made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Dr. Stephen Strange in "Doctor Strange"
Reprised role of Doctor Strange in "Avengers: Infinity War"
Starred as a recovering addict on the mini-series "Patrick Melrose"
Played the famed Dutch post-impressionist painter in "Van Gogh: Painted with Words" (BBC)
Featured as the villain in the hit sci-fi sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Appeared in the period drama "12 Years a Slave"
Played one of the sons of a middle-aged doctor (Hugh Laurie) who can hear the inner thoughts of others on "Fortysomething" (ITV)
Returned to his miniseries roots with a lead role in the thriller "The Last Enemy" (BBC)