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Timothy Carlton


Well known English actor that has appeared in various film, TV and stage roles because the 1960’s. He’s most widely known to English TV viewers for his functions on series like Heartbeat, which he starred from 1997 to 2004. He grew up by way of a prominent armed service father and 1st made an appearance as an acting professional around the series The Globe of Wooster in 1966. He and his wife performed the parents of Sherlock Holmes, performed by their real-life child, around the BBC series Sherlock. He fulfilled his wife, celebrity Wanda Ventham, around the group of the series Family members at Battle in 1970. His child is acting professional Benedict Cumberbatch. He co-starred with Tom Hardy in it film Stuart: A Existence Backwards.

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Full Name Timothy Carlton
Date Of Birth October 4, 1939
Place Of Birth England
Profession TV Actor
Education Sherborne School
Nationality British
Spouse Wanda Ventham
Children Benedict Cumberbatch
Parents Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, Pauline Ellen Laing
Movies The Final Problem, Victoria & Albert, The Woman in White, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bermuda Grace
TV Shows Next of Kin, Executive Stress, The Lotus Eaters, Pulaski
Star Sign Libra

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1 He and wife Wanda Ventham appear together on 'Sherlock (2010)(TV)' as the parents of Sherlock Holmes, who is played by their real life son, Benedict Cumberbatch.
2 Appeared in 'The Scarlett Pimpernell (1982)(TV)' opposite Ian McKellen, who went on to appear in the Hobbit films with his son, Benedict Cumberbatch.
3 Used to read "The Hobbit" to his son Benedict Cumberbatch, creating voices for all the characters. Cumberbatch was inspired by this to audition for Peter Jackson's film version, and ended up being cast as the voice of Smaug.
4 Stepfather of Tracy Tabernacle.
5 Second husband of Wanda Ventham.
6 Father of actor Benedict Cumberbatch.



The Coroner 2015 TV Series Donald Sidwell
Sherlock 2014 TV Series Dad / Sherlock's Father
Parade's End 2012 TV Mini-Series Duke of Westershire
Run for Your Wife 2012
Downton Abbey 2011 TV Series Judge
Holby City 2011 TV Series Leslie Clarke-Jones
Midsomer Murders 2009 TV Series Chief Constable
Stuart: A Life Backwards 2007 TV Movie Judge Howarth
Diamond Geezer 2007 TV Series Sir Nigel Caversham
Inspector Lewis 2007 TV Series Harris
Doctors 2006 TV Series Ted Jackson
Heartbeat 1997-2004 TV Series Eric Renshaw / Colonel Hepworth / Brian Turner
Foyle's War 2004 TV Series Admiral James Francis
Agatha Christie's Poirot 2003 TV Series Judge
Murphy's Law 2003 TV Series Sir Peter Jennings
Victoria & Albert 2001 TV Movie Dr. Halford
Greenfingers 2000 Hampton Court Official
Dalziel and Pascoe 2000 TV Series Jerry Chance
Parting Shots 1998 Commissioner Grosvenor
Wycliffe 1997 TV Series Chairman of Rotary Club
Next of Kin 1995-1997 TV Series Hugh
The Woman in White 1997 TV Movie Glyde's Lawyer
Keeping Up Appearances 1995 TV Series the Salesman
The House of Eliott 1994 TV Series Mr Simpkins
Bermuda Grace 1994 TV Movie Flynn
London's Burning 1992 TV Series Specialist
Haggard 1990 TV Series Hugo Maltravers
Stay Lucky 1989 TV Series Howard Longhurst
Saracen 1989 TV Series Carmichael
Voice of the Heart 1989 TV Movie John Harrison-Avery
Minder 1985-1988 TV Series Assistant Commissioner / Granger
Wyatt's Watchdogs 1988 TV Series Toby Todd
Tumbledown 1988 TV Movie Lt. Colonel Bill Kirke
Dramarama 1988 TV Series Lord Towers
The Beiderbecke Tapes 1987 TV Mini-Series Carstairs
Pulaski: The TV Detective 1987 TV Series Hilary
C.A.T.S. Eyes 1987 TV Series Commander Hutchins
Don't Wait Up 1984-1987 TV Series Martin
Executive Stress 1986 TV Series Peter Stuart #1
Oxbridge Blues 1984 TV Series Ned
Fresh Fields 1984 TV Series Mr. Highsmith
The Hello Goodbye Man 1984 TV Series Geoff
Bergerac 1984 TV Series Peter Marshall
High Road to China 1983 Officer
The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982 TV Movie Count de Beaulieu
The New Adventures of Lucky Jim 1982 TV Series Frank
Tales of the Unexpected 1982 TV Series Walter Jameson
Goodbye, Mr. Kent 1982 TV Series Royston Merrick
Cribb 1981 TV Series Supt. Wilmot
When the Boat Comes In 1977-1981 TV Series Edward Mostyn / Captain Mostyn
Robin's Nest 1981 TV Series Charles Montague
The Professionals 1980 TV Series Seymour
The Enigma Files 1980 TV Series Peter Spencer
Gauguin the Savage 1980 TV Movie De Monfreid
Watch This Space 1980 TV Series
Fallen Hero 1979 TV Series Bob Marshall
The Bitch 1979 Jamie (as Tim Carlton)
Dick Barton: Special Agent 1979 TV Series Ashe
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin 1977-1979 TV Series Colin Pillock
Backs to the Land 1978 TV Series Captain Lillie
Coronation Street 1977 TV Series Richard Cresswell
Ripping Yarns 1977 TV Series Nicholson
Just William 1977 TV Series Roger
Crown Court 1974-1977 TV Series Jeremy Halstead / Alexander Mitchley
Yes, Honestly 1977 TV Series Toby
The Cedar Tree 1976 TV Series Gerald
The Crezz 1976 TV Series Paul Morgan
Wodehouse Playhouse 1976 TV Series Algy Crufts
That Lucky Touch 1975 Tank commander
Armchair Cinema 1975 TV Series Mr. Ray
Rutland Weekend Television 1975 TV Series Extra
The Fight Against Slavery 1975 TV Mini-Series George Stephen
The Sweeney 1975 TV Series Justin
No, Honestly 1974 TV Series Max Montifichet
The Brothers 1974 TV Series Redmayne - Solicitor
Marked Personal 1974 TV Series Christopher Tate
The Onedin Line 1974 TV Series William Blanshard
The Lotus Eaters 1973 TV Series Gerard Mace
A Touch of Class 1973 Gay worker (uncredited)
The Flaxton Boys 1973 TV Series Officer
Now Look Here 1973 TV Series Neil Collinson
Doctor in Charge 1972 TV Series Rich Young Man
The Main Chance 1972 TV Series Purcell Browne
Six Days of Justice 1972 TV Series Rogers
The Liver Birds 1972 TV Series Giles
Callan 1972 TV Series Kane
The Regiment 1972 TV Series Lt. Harry Tennant
Comedy Playhouse 1971-1972 TV Series Naismith
Whack-O! 1971 TV Series Boddington
The Two Ronnies 1971 TV Series Announcer
The Rough with the Smooth 1971 TV Series
The Goodies 1970 TV Series
No, That's Me Over Here! 1970 TV Series
A Family at War 1970 TV Series Rupert Innes
Fraud Squad 1970 TV Series Peter Hughes
The Breaking of Bumbo 1970 Bean
Happy Ever After 1969 TV Series John Gardner
BBC Play of the Month 1969 TV Series Freddie Peel
Who-Dun-It 1969 TV Series Reggie Pringle
Z Cars 1969 TV Series Dr. Ian Warren
Dad's Army 1969 TV Series Lieut. Hope Bruce
ITV Playhouse 1969 TV Series Roger List
The Wednesday Play 1969 TV Series Officer
The Fossett Saga 1969 TV Series Lord Camberley
Baby Love 1968 Jeremy (The Admiral)
Gazette 1968 TV Series Lucas
Cold Comfort Farm 1968 TV Mini-Series Richard Hawk-Monitor
Virgin of the Secret Service 1968 TV Series Captain Watts
Public Eye 1968 TV Series John Ingleby
A Man of our Times 1968 TV Series Feathers
Market in Honey Lane 1967 TV Series Geoffrey Ashe (1968)
Theatre 625 1966 TV Series Geoffrey Lawrence
The World of Wooster 1965-1966 TV Series Claude / Claud
The Last Man Out 1962 TV Series Lieutenant / Signals Messenger

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