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Benedict Cumberbatch [electronic resource] : The Biography

Lewis, Justin. (Author).

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An intimate portrait of a heartthrob and rising star, best known for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his thirties, and with a string of starring and supporting roles, he has portrayed contemporary icons, historical figures, and fictional favorites, from Stephen Hawking, to William Pitt the Younger, to Frankenstein. But inevitably, he is still best known for his idiosyncratic and boldly 21st century incarnation of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series, Sherlock. 

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781784180331
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (299 p.)
  • Publisher: Chicago : John Blake, 2014.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Cover; Title Page; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: BEGINNINGS; CHAPTER 2: AN INCREDIBLY PRIVILEGED BUBBLE; CHAPTER 3: BIG WIDE WORLD; CHAPTER 4: PROFESSIONAL ACTOR; CHAPTER 5: THE SCIENTIST; CHAPTER 6: AFRICAN ADVENTURE; CHAPTER 7: CAPTAIN SPEAKING; CHAPTER 8: FROM SUPPORT TO LEAD; CHAPTER 9: OUT OF THE FOG; CHAPTER 10: SHERLOCK FEVER; CHAPTER 11: PUBLIC CUMBERBATCH; CHAPTER 12: IN DEMAND; CHAPTER 13: TIETJENS; CHAPTER 14: VICTOR AND THE CREATURES; CHAPTER 15: CUMBERBATCH INTERNATIONAL; CHAPTER 16: FUTURE CUMBERBATCH; SOURCES; SELECTED CREDITS; Plates; Copyright
Summary, etc.:
An intimate portrait of a heartthrob and rising star, best known for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his thirties, and with a string of starring and supporting roles, he has portrayed contemporary icons, historical figures, and fictional favorites, from Stephen Hawking, to William Pitt the Younger, to Frankenstein. But inevitably, he is still best known for his idiosyncratic and boldly 21st century incarnation of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series, Sherlock.
Subject: Cumberbatch, Benedict, -- 1976-.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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