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The Man Who Became Sherlock Holmes: The Tortured Mind of Jeremy Brett

£29.99

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Spine slightly crooked. Some marks at the bottom and top of text block. Also some small brown marks at the bottom of a few pages in the middle of the book. Some slight markings on the inside of the cover as if something had been sellotaped to them. Dust jacket protected by plastic cover. All other pages clean and white.
For more than a decade, Jeremy Brett was the face of Sherlock Holmes. He fascinated television audiences with his portrayal of Conan Doyle's moody master of disguise and brought a brooding concentration and disturbing power to the role. But Brett had never wanted to play the Victorian detective. To enter into the spirit of Sherlock Holmes was to travel to a dark and morbidly fascinating place.;This is the story of a talented actor whose finest role eventually overcame him. From the beginning of his career with Lawrence Olivier and Robert Stephens at the National Theatre he was much loved and admired by the theatrical world. However he was devastated by the death of his wife and stuggled with manic depression. As his health deteriorated, playing Sherlock Holmes became a terrifying addiction.;Terry Manners talked to friends and colleagues of Jeremy Brett to build up a complete portrait of this talented man whose identity eventually merged with his final role.

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Author(s):
Manners
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1852276169
ISBN-13:
9781852276164
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Virgin
Title:
The Man Who Became Sherlock Holmes: The tortured mind of Jeremy Brett

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Spine slightly crooked. Some marks at the bottom and top of text block. Also some small brown marks at the bottom of a few pages in the middle of the book. Some slight markings on the inside of the cover as if something had been sellotaped to them. Dust jacket protected by plastic cover. All other pages clean and white.
For more than a decade, Jeremy Brett was the face of Sherlock Holmes. He fascinated television audiences with his portrayal of Conan Doyle's moody master of disguise and brought a brooding concentration and disturbing power to the role. But Brett had never wanted to play the Victorian detective. To enter into the spirit of Sherlock Holmes was to travel to a dark and morbidly fascinating place.;This is the story of a talented actor whose finest role eventually overcame him. From the beginning of his career with Lawrence Olivier and Robert Stephens at the National Theatre he was much loved and admired by the theatrical world. However he was devastated by the death of his wife and stuggled with manic depression. As his health deteriorated, playing Sherlock Holmes became a terrifying addiction.;Terry Manners talked to friends and colleagues of Jeremy Brett to build up a complete portrait of this talented man whose identity eventually merged with his final role.

Author(s):
Manners
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1852276169
ISBN-13:
9781852276164
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Virgin
Title:
The Man Who Became Sherlock Holmes: The tortured mind of Jeremy Brett

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