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June 19, 2014 12:34 pm  #1


Biography of Benedict Cumberbatch

I am looking for a good biography of Benedict Cumberbatch because i want to learn everything about him. But there are so many different books..
Could anyone of you make me a suggestion?

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Wusel


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June 19, 2014 1:18 pm  #2


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I'm not sure Wusel - I'm pretty sure that there isn't an authorised biography out there, so any that you can buy will just be stuff taken from old interviews and photos that you could probably find online anyway, and pieces of unverifiable gossip!!
Maybe someone else on here might have a better idea though..


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June 19, 2014 2:06 pm  #3


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I know only about one biography, unauthorised one so I agree with Tinks, buying it will be waste of money. Probably the same things that are in this book you can find by yourself on the Internet (and in this forum  ). But it's your choice.


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July 15, 2014 2:19 am  #4


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I highly recommended "Benedict Cumberbatch: In Transition" by Lynnette Porter.  It's a performance biography.  For anyone interested in the actor's craft, and if you want an in depth look at some of Benedict's roles on stage and screen, this book is a must-have.  It also has some interesting info on his life that I had not read before.  Just an all around wonderful book!

 

July 15, 2014 3:39 am  #5


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I'm waiting till Benedict is older and there's an authorized biography.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


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July 17, 2014 12:51 am  #6


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Well i have one now.
"Benedict Cumberbatch: The Biography" written by Justin Lewis.
I like what i am reading until now.


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July 18, 2014 2:03 pm  #7


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Yeah there are no official or authorised biographies available as yet.


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July 18, 2014 2:16 pm  #8


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Just don't know if there would be anything in that bio that I haven't already learned on the internet or in interviews.


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July 18, 2014 3:39 pm  #9


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Probably not tonnaree. I've read ad of this biography and I knew all the facts that were shown as example. I'm afraid that this whole bio is made of internet and interviews staff, it's not official so it can contain almost everything.


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July 18, 2014 5:53 pm  #10


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Wusel wrote:

Well i have one now.
"Benedict Cumberbatch: The Biography" written by Justin Lewis.
I like what i am reading until now.

 
I've got that book too, I haven't read it yet but I'm looking forward to doing so. I don't read biographies but I thought I'd give BC's a try.


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July 18, 2014 10:36 pm  #11


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Yeah Bronte89:Give a try! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


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July 18, 2014 10:39 pm  #12


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I have a different one.
Trouble is, I think they are possibly all out of date now.


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July 21, 2014 2:41 pm  #13


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besleybean wrote:

I have a different one.
Trouble is, I think they are possibly all out of date now.

 
The Justin Lewis one was published in April 2014 so I hope it's up to date.


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July 21, 2014 2:44 pm  #14


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Wusel wrote:

Yeah Bronte89:Give a try! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 
I will and I'll let you all know what I thought of it when I've read it. My mum bought it for me at Easter so I got BC and chocolate. What more could I ask for?!

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July 21, 2014 2:55 pm  #15


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Wusel wrote:

Well i have one now.
"Benedict Cumberbatch: The Biography" written by Justin Lewis.
I like what i am reading until now.

 
Didn't you enjoy it?


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July 28, 2014 10:44 pm  #16


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Sure!   But still reading it ; )


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August 17, 2014 10:43 am  #17


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kaye wrote:

I highly recommended "Benedict Cumberbatch: In Transition" by Lynnette Porter. It's a performance biography. For anyone interested in the actor's craft, and if you want an in depth look at some of Benedict's roles on stage and screen, this book is a must-have. It also has some interesting info on his life that I had not read before. Just an all around wonderful book!

I really enjoyed that book too. And according to amazon.de there will be another one: http://www.amazon.de/Benedict-Cumberbatch-Transition-Completed-Films/dp/1780926154/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408272108&sr=8-1&keywords=benedict+cumberbatch+transition+completed - apparently to be released on November 3. Could be nice to have as well.
 


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October 4, 2014 8:34 pm  #18


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Just finished BC's biography and I enjoyed it.   


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October 4, 2014 8:37 pm  #19


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It may already be a bit out of date!


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October 4, 2014 8:57 pm  #20


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besleybean wrote:

It may already be a bit out of date!

 
How?


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