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