EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL FOR BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, IN TRANSITION
We’re excited to reveal the final, full cover of MX Publishing’s upcoming release Benedict Cumberbatch, In Transition - An Unauthorised Performance Biography, with twenty of his projects represented in a floating ‘Mind Palace’ design - can you spot them all?
The book is written by Lynnette Porter, and is an intensively researched look at Benedict’s work across film, television, radio and stage, intended to examine his past roles ahead of the release of Star Trek Into Darkness.
Lynnette has sent us the following statement on her aims for the project.
Like Sherlock, I tend to focus on “the work”—or, in this book, the work of a highly talented actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. Seldom does a single actor become so well known for exceptional work in a variety of media: television, film, theatre, radio. Benedict Cumberbatch, In Transition is a performance biography; it includes in-depth discussions of well-known roles, such as Sherlock Holmes, but also roles that have been important to his career but may not be as familiar to fans, such as George Tesman in Hedda Gabler. Chapters cover Mr. Cumberbatch’s performances in theatre, from early roles doing Shakespeare in the park to more recent leads in After the Dance and Frankenstein; pre-Sherlock television (from very brief guest roles to miniseries leads) and film; and serious radio dramas like Copenhagen as well as the treasure that is Cabin Pressure. In many ways, Mr. Cumberbatch’s career is the perfect “case study” of a rising star who receives not only a great deal of critical acclaim and fan love but also intensive media scrutiny and potential backlash about what he says or does. In three chapters I explain the differences among an actor’s private, personal, and professional lives and the nature of celebrity. In short, Benedict Cumberbatch is In Transition to international stardom, and this book explores how and why his journey requires a closer look.
The book is due to be published on June 10 2013.