Friday, April 11, 2014

I never knew that...

So, I was browsing around online, searching for pictures from one of my all time favorite movies, "The Scarlet Pimpernel".

I'll write a post sometime on the utter amazingness, wit, and beauty of this movie. Needless to say, I'm a tad bit obsessed. I know several parts of it by heart. Even so, I found out something new and interesting about it today. There was name that caught my eye in the cast list. Timothy Carlton. I knew I had heard that name before. Clicked on the name. Oh my.

He's Benedict Cumberbatch's father. 

Yes, the man who was half responsible for the beauty pictured above was in "The Scarlet Pimpernel". 

Timothy Carlton played the Count De Beaulieu. He, his wife, and young son are called forward to be executed during The Reign of Terror. They are taken away, presumably to be parted from their heads, but the Scarlet Pimpernel and his men have other plans. They sneak the family out of the city in coffins and whisk them away to England. 

Timothy Carlton's role is small, but he is he one who introduces the Scarlet Pimpernel and the League to us. 

I can see a bit of The Batch's nose and mouth in this picture, but he must look more like Mummy.

Benny must have gotten his height from Dad. He didn't fit in the coffin too well.

"Who are all these women running after my son?"

So there's your interesting tidbit for the day! Enjoy!


  1. Did you know that he also played a small role in Downton Abbey?

    1. It's taken me forever to respond...he was the judge that presided over Bates' trial in Season 2.

  2. Awwww, how cool! I just saw TSP for the first time a couple months ago and totally remember that guy. Nifty!


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