Colour Hardcase Edition
For many people Jeremy Brett was, and remains, the quintessential Sherlock Holmes, featured in the Granada series for the Independent Television Network. Following a thirty year career in film, TV, and Theatre, this was the role that brought him to a much deserved international fame. His outstanding success as the remarkable genius detective would forever link him with the role much as Basil Rathbone had been fifty years earlier. However, his career covered thirty years on stage, on film and on television before he was offered the role which was to seal his reputation as a great actor.
With a foreword from David Burke who played Granada's inaugural Dr. John H. Watson alongside Brett in the series, this book is a comprehensive review of Jeremy's career on stage and screen. It contains hundred of rarely seen and some exclusive photographs with the kind permission of the Brett family, Granada Studios and many others.
Hundreds of performances like 'Dinner with the Family' above reviewed accompanied by amazing photographs.
Written by lifelong Brett fan Maureen Whittaker, the book represents many years of research to produce the most comprehensive performance biography of one the UK's most iconic actors.
"Maureen Whittaker’s PLAYING A PART presents a remarkable and highly readable compendium of the professional career of the scintillating actor Jeremy Brett - who thrilled audiences for four decades onscreen and onstage in roles ranging from Orlando to Dracula, William Pitt the Younger, and Freddie Eynsford Hill - culminating in his creation of what what is widely regarded as the definitive performance of Sherlock Holmes in Granada’s legendary series. As a deep Sherlockian and fan of Jeremy, I loved this book - it is a thrill ride and a suitable way to honour the remarkable career of a courageous, gifted gentleman. Twinkle on, Jeremy."
Available in three formats:
- Black and White paperback (ISBN 9781787055902)
- Colour paperback (ISBN 9781787055896)
- Colour Hard Case (ISBN 9781787055889)
Author: Maureen Whittaker
Publication Date: 12th Sept 2020
(Books ordered on this site will be dispatched in September 2020 as early as possible. Due to COVID19 print and ship times vary - especially in the USA)