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By Justin Lewis

Benedict Cumberbatch has performed detective and monster, barrister and scientist, baby-kisser and painter, comedian and undercover agent. nonetheless simply in his thirties, he has turn into certainly one of Britain's greatest performing abilities, excelling in theatre, tv, radio and cinema. With a string of starring and aiding roles, he has portrayed modern icons, historic figures and fictional favourites, from Stephen Hawking, to William Pitt the more youthful, to Frankenstein. He has turn into a radio comedy staple too, because the bungling airline pilot Captain Martin Crieff, in Radio 4's Cabin strain. yet unavoidably, he's nonetheless most sensible identified for his idiosyncratic and boldly twenty first century incarnation of Sherlock Holmes within the BBC television sequence, Sherlock.

In this booklet, Justin Lewis lines Benedict Cumberbatch's profession thus far, from his early promise in Harrow tuition performs, via his first helping roles in movie, theatre and television, to nationwide and foreign acclaim. He examines his enormous contributions not just to Sherlock, but additionally to Sir Tom Stoppard's version of Parade's finish on tv, and to add motion pictures similar to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, undercover agent, big name Trek Into Darkness and battle Horse.

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