Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch in Pasadena, Calif. in Jan. 2015.  Frederick M. Brown—Getty Images

Here's What Benedict Cumberbatch's Mom Had To Say About Her Son's Hamlet Performance

Aug 26, 2015

The critics may have had mixed reviews of the new production of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, but the actor's mother gave no doubt that she was a fan of her son's performance, saying her son was "a bloody good Hamlet."

“He was quite lively growing up, but I thought that was phenomenal,” Cumberbatch's mother Wanda Ventham told the Guardian. She urged critics to declare her son, "a bloody good Hamlet."

The London production of the Shakespeare classic has been a runaway box office success, at least in part due to the fame surrounding Cumberbatch. Still, the production opened to mixed reviews earlier this month.


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