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11 family cameos in movies & TV, with Cumberbatch, Culkin and Coppola

11 family cameos in movies & TV, with Cumberbatch, Culkin and Coppola

Benedict Cumberbatch's real-life parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham made a surprise cameo appearance in Sherlock as the titular detective's mother and father in season three's opening episode The Empty Hearse.

The acting duo were introduced as members of the Holmes family for the first time, with the show's co-creator Mark Gatiss explaining: "This is the first time we've sort of gone beyond [the canon]. I don't know if Sherlock Holmes's parents have ever been shown. It just felt the right thing to do in the third series."

From Robert Downey Jr and his son to James McAvoy and his sister, here are 11 more famous family cameos across the big and small screen:

1. Francis Ford Coppola's daughter Sofia

Sofia Coppola appeared in all three parts of father Francis Ford Coppola's cult classic The Godfather. The Oscar-nominated director appears (uncredited) as baptized baby Michael Francis Rizzi in the first film,

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