Benedict Cumberbatch: The Biography by Justin Lewis
Benedict Cumberbatch has played everyone from Sherlock Holmes and Frankenstein to Smaug the Dragon in the Hobbit. Still only in his thirties, he has become one of Britain's foremost acting talents, excelling in theatre, television, radio and cinema. He has played contemporary icons, historical figures and fictional favourites. But inevitably, he is still best known for his idiosyncratic and boldly 21st century incarnation of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series, Sherlock. Benedict's story is a genuinely compelling one. This story will trace everything from his travels in Tibet to the trauma of being kidnapped at gun-point in South Africa. His eventful personal life, stellar acting career and the witty, self-effacing interviews he is renowned for make for an enthralling in-depth biography.