Being Benedict Cumberbatch by Joanna Benecke

Illustrated with over 85 full-colour photographs. His fans regularly discuss whether he looks more like ‘an otter or a hammerhead shark. But that hasn’t stopped actor-of-the-moment Benedict Cumberbatch becoming an international sex symbol on the very cusp of Hollywood superstardom.
He’s made geektelligence hot in the insanely popular BBC series Sherlock. Attracted critical acclaim in 12 Years a Slave and The Fifth Estate. And explored his dark side in blockbusters like Star Trek: Into Darkness and the Hobbit trilogy. Along the way he s won the hearts, minds and Twitter accounts of an alarmingly enthusiastic global fan base. Many of whom refer to themselves as Cumberbitches.
But who is Benedict Cumberbatch, and why do teenagers, their parents and everyone in between love him so much? Illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs…  Being Benedict Cumberbatch is an essential guide to the man at the centre of the Cumberverse.
After the excitement of drooling over Ryan Gosling. I found my loyalties tested when I picked up Being Benedict Cumberbatch.
Now if truth I’m being honest I love watching him in Sherlock but I’ve never got the attraction. He has always seemed like an acquired taste, but now thanks to Joanna Benecke, I have a whole new respect for the man who I once described as quirky.
Joanna Benecke tells you about Benedict with ease and wit that comes naturally.
Within these 142 pages, you’re taken through the life of Mr Cumberbatch. Oh who am I kidding I know that much about him now I should be calling him Benny.
I’ve discovered that Benny should always smell nice, especially since he worked in a perfumery for 6 months. I know that he longed for female company at boarding school (I bet be doesn’t long for it anymore). But best of all I discovered that Benny is funny and profound.
Which means that now I’m a little bit in love with him, a sense of humour and I’m anyone’s!
I admit I still look at his pictures and examine the many different hair colours (his hairdresser is amazing) but I also look at his sparkly eyes.
Don’t worry! I know Benny isn’t mine, he is often found with a gorgeous blonde or two and I’m not jealous, not one bit!
It doesn’t matter that he is out dating all these other blondes because I’ve realised I will always have this book…… and that means I can always look back fondly on the auburn tones of my Benny….


  1. Sian
    May 30, 2014 / 6:44 am

    Your review made me laugh, would really like to read this book!

  2. Faye James
    May 30, 2014 / 6:53 am

    Benedict is such an accomplished actor so far, so much more to come. Would love to read this book 😀

  3. May 30, 2014 / 11:50 am

    Would love to win this, just started watching Sherlock and love Benedict!!

  4. May 30, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    I LOVE BENNY LIKE ASDFGHJKL; I wish I could marry this man! Oh his hair and the way he speaks and his voice and ohmygosh ANY PICTURE OF HIM MAKES ME BREATHLESS. To be honest I'd probably fangirl over being so lucky as to be breathing the same air as him! BENEDICT IS JUST STUNNING…I MEAN I COULD CRY AT THE SHEER BEAUTY OF THIS MAN. He makes me swoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon! BENNY I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU – CALL MEEEEEEE!xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. May 30, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    I LOVE Benedict Cumberbatch, just the name Benedict Cumberbatch is like chocolate velvet on your tongue, i love his intelligent, fast talking, dry brilliance in sherlock, i absolutely loved him as the evil genius Khan in Star Trek, i even love him as the dragon in The Hobbit, this man can do no wrong in my eyes, and my little Benny cherry is him photobombing U2 at the Oscars, he is just beautiful and superb

  6. Olivia
    May 30, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful book and with the handsome Mr C in it I would love to read it.

  7. Theresa
    May 30, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    He is dreamy, would love to win

  8. Sheila
    May 30, 2014 / 6:15 pm


  9. Sheerie Franks
    May 30, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    *BENNY* is an acquired taste but the more I see the more I think we could make sweet music together. I'm a bit late on loving Benedict Cumberbatch but I reckon he's a right gentleman and smells freshly showered. How could I resist entering. Thank you for the great blog and give-away. X

  10. Faye James
    June 1, 2014 / 8:58 am

    Thank you, e mail sent 😀

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