Benedict Cumberbatch appears with his parents in `Sherlock`

IANS| Updated: Jan 03, 2014, 09:51 AM IST

London: British actor Benedict Cumberbatch was joined by his real life parents for an episode of detective series ‘Sherlock’.

The Cumberbatch reprised his role as Sherlock Holmes in the latest instalment of the popular show, which aired in Britain on New Year`s Day, and his parents joined him for the special episode.

Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, who are both actors, played Holmes` parents, reports

Cumberbatch says of their appearance in Sherlock: "(I was) so proud of them. They`re Equity (actors union) card-carrying members but you know it was nerve-wracking because they are actors as well and yet they were brilliant and they were fantastic."