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.
A big thank you to Brenna at Plexus for sending me a copy to review!
After the excitement of drooling over Ryan Gosling (click here to read my review) I found my loyalties tested when I picked up Being Benedict Cumberbatch.
Now if truth be told I love watching him in Sherlock but I’ve never really 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 clearly comes naturally.
Within these 142 pages, you are taken through the life of Mr Cumberbatch, (oh who am I kidding I know that much about him now I should really 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 because he can often be found punching above his weight 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 his book and that means I can always look back fondly on the auburn tones of my Benny….
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