Acting is very odd, peripatetic: Benedict

The 38-year-old actor said that his parents, esteemed theatre actor Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham who has appeared in episodes of Only Fools and Horses and The Saint, urged him not to follow their footsteps into acting and rather become a barrister, reported Daily Express. “Acting is a very odd, peripatetic, crazed, out of your control work and social schedule.

“It’s very hard to plan a family life, yet alone know where the next pay cheque is coming from so they worked very, very hard as my parents, and actors, to afford me an education whereby I had the opportunity and the privilege to try and channel myself towards other goals,” Cumberbatch said. “For a while, I wanted to be a barrister,” he added.

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