Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice the Grinch in Dr Seuss’ Book Reboot

Cumberbatch will voice the title role in a new animated version of Dr. Seuss‘ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

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Cumberbatch is best known for his iconic portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the British drama series <i>Sherlock. </i>(Photo: iStockphoto)

Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the Grinch in Illumination Entertainment’s new retelling of Dr. Seuss’ children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The 39-year-old actor will voice the titular character, which was famously portrayed by Jim Carrey in the 2000 live-action adaptation, reported Ace Showbiz.

Illumination Chairman Chris Meledandri, who will also produce the new “Grinch” movie, said that Cumberbatch had a voice that exudes “comedic wickedness while embodying vulnerability.” The film is set for release on 10 November 2017.


Cumberbatch shot to fame post his role in the BBC Television series, Sherlock. The show premiered in 2010. The British drama was a huge success, both commercially as well as critically.

Following this, Cumberbatch also lent his voice to the characters of Smaug and Necromancer, in the film adaptations of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Also Read: Marvel’s Trippy, Cumberbatch-y ‘Doctor Strange’ Trailer Is Out!

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