|Born||Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
October 1939 (age 74)
|Spouse(s)||Wanda Ventham (m. 1976–present)|
Carlton was born in Reading, Berkshire, England, the son of Pauline Ellen Laing (née Congdon) and Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, a decorated submarine officer of both World Wars and a prominent figure of London high-society. His grandfather, Henry Arnold Cumberbatch, CMG, was the Consul General of Queen Victoria in Turkey.
He is married to actress Wanda Ventham, whom he met in 1970 while filming sequences for the drama series A Family At War and they have been married since April 1976. They appeared together in Series 2 of BBC drama The Lotus Eaters in 1973. Their son is actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
He has had a long and distinguished career in both the theatre (Her Royal Highness etc.) and in television, appearing in numerous BBC television series over the years since 1966 to the present day, including the sitcoms Executive Stress, Next of Kin and in the television film The Scarlet Pimpernel.
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