My sister and I spent almost an hour trying to figure out why Tumblr wasn’t freaking out at the fact Benedict’s dad once played James Bond.

Then we realized he was played by Timothy Dalton; not Timothy Carlton.


Sherlock: Take your family to work day.

  • Drawing by Steven Moffat & Sue Vertue’s son
  • Mark Gatiss’ husband Ian Hallard as Mr. Crayhill
  • Martin Freeman’s partner Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan
  • Benedict Cumberbatch’s parents Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton as Sherlock’s parents

I was at university, playing Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus, when my dad told me, ‘You’re better than I ever was or will be. You’ll have a good time doing this. I’m going to support you’. It was a huge thing for a father to say to his son. It was very humbling and moving. One of the reasons I get out of bed in the morning and try to do my best each day is to make them proud.