Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in a new TV movie for BBC 1 called The Child in Time based on the Ian McEwan novel. It will be a co-production for BBC between Masterpiece for BBC 1 and Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV (SunnyMarch being Benedict’s production company).
Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976 in London, England, to actors Timothy Carlton (né Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch)  and Wanda Ventham .  He grew up in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea . He has a half-sister, Tracy Peacock, from his mother's first marriage.  His grandfather, Henry Carlton Cumberbatch , was a submarine officer of both World Wars, and a prominent figure of London high society . His great-grandfather, Henry Arnold Cumberbatch , was Queen Victoria 's consul general in Turkey and Lebanon.