Thursday, February 19, 2015

And while we're talking about Sherlock . . .

At RADIO TIMES You can read a very thorough and well-written article by Lynette Porter about Benedict Cumberbatch. He's up for an Oscar after already winning so many awards. (Click on Radio Times to read the article.)







Lynette Porter is one of many fine writers published by MX Publishing, a UK based publisher that specializes in books related to Sherlock Holmes or Conan Doyle.



She has written two books about Cumberbatch,  that you see above. You can learn more about them, HERE.

Happy reading.

Are you a Sherlock fan? If so, who is your favorite Sherlock? Are you a Benedict Cumberbatch fan? If so, which is your favorite role he's played?

Additionally, I've joined Lexa Cain's "Celebrate the Small Things", a really nice blog hop where you do just that -- celebrate small things. And my celebration is for some lovely news about another book I've written. Too early to say more, but keep posted. Meanwhile, why not link up to Lexa's Friday celebrations and join others' celebrations too. HERE'S THE LINK to Lexa's blog.




22 comments:

  1. Of course I'm a Sherlock fan, and I believe Benedict Cumberbatch has excelled in every role I've seen him in --an excellent actor. However, with the Holmes series, his skills were up against writers who had little regard for Doyle's canonical work. It was very hard for me to accept all and sundry characters calling Homes "Sherlock".--a familiarity accorded only to his brother Mycroft in every serious prior script. Much as I admire Mr. Cumberbatch, I believe the film modernization of Holmes reached its apex with the scripts,direction and talents of those starring Basil Rathbone, my favorite Holmes of film.

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  2. Prolific.
    I didn't even recognize him in The Hobbit.

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  3. Hi, George, while I'm impressed with his acting and am happy for him, privately, when it comes to Sherlock, I want the old Sherlock: You know, cobblestone streets, fog, hansom cabs, the clop clop of horse hooves. But he has an amazing following for the new versions of Sherlock. I haven't seen him in some of the other roles, so I can't comment there.

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    1. Elizabeth, after my earlier comment I watched the only episode Netflix offers of "Sherlock" that I hadn't yet seen, "His Last Vow" --yes, an unpromising echo of "His Last Bow"-- and was absolutely entranced. If an old Doyle-purist like me --who relishes gaslights and sooty fog in a London where it is always 1895-- can be so affected by a single episode, then I withdraw my criticism of the entire series. Sheer excellence.

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    2. Hi, Geo. I can see I am going to have to watch more from that series. I watched a few episodes, but not that one.

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  4. Hi, Peaches, see my comment to George: I haven't seen him (or should I say"heard him") in these roles. But Cumberbatch's appeal seems to be his versatility. And I have to say, "Hat's off!" I'm always impressed when an actor can play a variety of characters instead of always him/her/self.

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  5. I definitely like the Sherlock character. I haven't seen the series with Cumberbatch yet, but some of my friends rave about him. Have a lovely weekend! :)
    (Lexa from the Celebrate blog hop)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lexa. I'm on my way to the blog hop now.

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  6. Cumberbatch is a very versatile actor. Love him. Hello, Elizabeth, nice to meet you. Hopping around from the Celebrate the Small Things hop. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Nice to meet you, too, Cathrina. Celebrate the Small Things is nice hop. I'm glad you hopped by.

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  7. Sounds like intriguing news on the writing front. Keep us posted. Welcome to the Celebrations blog hop, it is always nice to focus on the positive things from the week, even if they are only small things. I have never watched the Sherlock Holmes series, although I have heard good things about it, but I do like Cumberbatch. Saw him in The Imitation Game recently. Very good film.

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  8. Hi, Suzanne, thanks for stopping by. And thanks for the welcome.

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  9. I need to finally watch this show to see what all the hype is about :)

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    1. It's an interesting approach that works, although for my part, as I mentioned to Geo., I still like Conan Doyle's Sherlock best with all the atmosphere of Victorian England.

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  10. Welcome to "Celebrate...." bloghop! Hope good news arrives soon. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dixie. And thanks for the good wishes.

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  11. Showing my age here, but Basil Rathbone will always be Sherlock Holmes to me. That said, I did enjoy Cumberbatch's rendition.

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    1. Rosi, I remember Basil Rathbone, too. For a long time, he was the definitive Sherlock for me. But I really liked Jeremy Brett's Sherlock in the 90s as well.

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  12. Hi, Sharon, I certainly like the concept for sure. I'm a believer in thankfulness.

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  13. Hi Elizabeth! My daughter just started watching the tv series Sherlock...she says I have to watch it too...planning on a watch this week! Happy Weekend to you!

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  14. Hi, Cyborg Mom, It's cool how kids can clue you in to new adventures. Enjoy the series!

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