Played british mathematician Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game"
Reprised the role of Smaug in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Starred as Julian Assange in "The Fifth Estate"
Played the dragon Smaug in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
Appeared in the period drama "12 Years a Slave"
Featured as the villain in the hit sci-fi sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Among the ensemble cast of "August: Osage County"
Cast as The Necromancer in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson
Appeared in the Oscar nominated films "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Steven Spielberg's "War Horse"
Played the famed Dutch post-impressionist painter in "Van Gogh: Painted with Words" (BBC)
Starred in title role on modern day adaptation of "Sherlock" (BBC)
Returned to his miniseries roots with a lead role in the thriller "The Last Enemy" (BBC)
Cast in the period drama "Atonement" opposite Keira Knightley and James McAvoy
Earned rave reviews for his performance in BBC miniseries "To the Ends of the Earth," based on a trilogy of novels by William Golding
Portrayed noted scientist Stephen Hawking in BBC biopic "Hawking"
Made feature film debut in war drama "To Kill a King"