Benedict Cumberbatch’s humble announcement of his marriage to Sophie Hunter in The Times newspaper had been received positively by the UK public, but not its women. The Sherlock Holmes star, who had always been unassuming and modest despite his immense fame worldwide, said that he was very happy to make the “most important heart happier” after being asked about what he felt breaking thousands of ladies’ hearts.
Benedict sets himself apart as the “real gentleman” in the sea of the modern day brash males. According to UK media, this is a result of the loving upbringing he received in his family, with his mother playing a huge role in his treatment of women.
His parents are as much in love today as they were 42 years ago.
Wanda Ventham, his mother, now at 79, was once a household name in British television. She was an extremely talented actress in her own time with a long list of TV shows and films.
Cumberbatch’s mother also had some raunchy roles, which he said he was embarrassed to talk about. His mother questioned him of his sexual orientation because of his sensitivity to the films.
However, it was Wanda and Benedict’s father that had urged him to pursue a career in being a film actor and performance art.