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My first could be short for a well-meaning tyrant.
The start of my last ends a widely-used food plant.
Its end can be cookies or data migration.
My talk with poor Yorick caused quite a sensation.

Who am I?

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This role may be played by:

Benedict Cumberbatch

My first could be short for a well-meaning tyrant.

Bene-dict being short for a benevolent dictator.

The start of my last ends a widely-used food plant.

Cucumber

Its end can be cookies or data migration.

A batch of cookies or server-to-server data transfer.

My talk with poor Yorick caused quite a sensation.

He's played Hamlet who talks to Yorick's skull.

Title: Bizarre genious detective

Cumberbatch has also played Doctor Strange, Alan Turing and Sherlock Holmes.

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    $\begingroup$ All correct. Nice work! $\endgroup$ – jafe Oct 6 '18 at 22:10

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