HawkingBenedict Cumberbatch appeared as Stephen Hawking in Hawking – the highly acclaimed drama which portrayed Hawking’s early years at university. 

Benedict was awarded a Golden Nymph award for his performance and was also nominated for a BAFTA award for best actor in 2004.

Benedict has gone on to narrate Stephen Hawking’s series for the Discovery Channel – Into the Universe and Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design.

Despite having been out of print for some time Hawking is set to be released on dvd on 14 October 2013