Wanda Ventham

Benedict Cumberbatch's Engaged

There was a time when every notable gentleman’s engagement to every eligible lady of good breeding would have been the subject of a public announcement in the Times. It’s a tradition that has fallen from use slightly, over ...

Busy Benedict's Birthday Bash: 6 Ways to Celebrate

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year. Today (July 19), Benedict Cumberbatch turns 38. And what a year it has been for the fabled Busy Benedict.

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch and His Mum at the Chelsea Flower Show

As promised last week, yesterday Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on the BBC’s coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show with his mum Wanda Ventham, talking about gardening, his roof terrace, and his memories of playing in London ...

Benedict Cumberbatch to Launch BBC’s Chelsea Flower Show with his Mum

This is just advance warning: next week we’ll be bringing you some footage that might cause involuntary head-tilts, raised pulses and the irresistible urge to hug someone, while buying flowers.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Great-Great-Uncle Was Tried For Murder

This story contains the most English setting for a terrible real-life event it is possible to imagine. And it happened in the family lineage of Benedict Cumberbatch, which makes it English on a magnitude it is hard to measure without ...

10 British Acting Families (Who Are Not the Redgraves)

This week Doctor Who fans will get to see mother-daughter duo Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling in “The Crimson Horror.” The actresses will also be playing a mother-daughter pair in the show with Rigg as Winifred ...

The Full Dynastic Heritage Of Benedict Cumberbatch

As any Sheen, Redgrave or Baldwin can tell you, it’s not that uncommon for actors to have families with other actors, and for those children to go on and become actors themselves. And in a profession that is notorious for waspish ...

Benedict Cumberbatch and His Mom Chat with ‘French and Saunders’

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch kicked off the New Year by stopping by the French and Saunders radio show. Celebrated British comediennes Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders took to the BBC Radio 2 airwaves for a trio of holiday shows, ...