Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE is an English actor who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. Cumberbatch graduated from the University of Manchester and continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting. He first performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in Shakespearean productions and made his West End debut in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005. Since then he has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance and Frankenstein . In 2015, he played William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre.
Gertrude Stein was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson and Henri Matisse, would meet.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and a former captain, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. The highest run scorer of all time in International cricket, Tendulkar took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty-four years. He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, the holder of the record for the most number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Goodfellas , Jungle Fever , Patriot Games , Amos & Andrew , True Romance , Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction , Jackie Brown , Django Unchained , and The Hateful Eight . He is a highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance , Unbreakable , Shaft , The 51st State , Black Snake Moan , Snakes on a Plane , and the Star Wars prequel trilogy .