Impromptu Contest!

In between reading more than I ever expected to know about World War I in Picardy, I’ve been typing up tomorrow’s Teaser Tuesday post about the hero of The Other Daughter, Simon Montfort.

But then I hit a snag.

Simon Montfort was– shall we say?– visually inspired by Benedict Cumberbatch. I don’t usually base characters’ appearance on actors, but there it is. The moment Simon stepped onto the page, there was no mistaking the resemblance.

I wanted a visual for the post. But there are many, many pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch in the world. And I would never go back to reading about 1914 Picardy if I tried to go through them all.

Which is where you come in.

Do you have a favorite Cumberbatch picture? Or one that you think looks particularly appropriate for a 1927 hero?

Post the link in the Comments section below! I’ll choose the best ones to use in my post tomorrow– and one winner will be chosen at random to receive an Other Daughter mug!

If you need inspiration, you can read Rachel’s first meeting with Simon here. You can also find some Rachel and Simon snippets in last week’s post about Rachel, here.


  1. Pam on June 29, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Otters! Like a stoat but cuter.

    • Lauren on June 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Pam, that is so deeply brilliant, I just can’t even.

      Lady Florence Oblong can’t begin to compete.

  2. Cassidy Riddlebarger on June 29, 2015 at 1:34 pm
  3. Joy D King on June 29, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Here’s my 1927 Simon portrayed by Benedict.

    And, here’s an evening dress from 1925 that I wore (in my imagination) when I had my imaginary date with him.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Lauren. I’m excited to read this book. I’m SUCH A FAN!!!

  4. Ashley Peter on June 29, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I loved his performance as The Creature in Frankenstien. This is from the birth scene.

  5. Kayse on June 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    That one is my favorite. I just adore him as Sherlock!

  6. Melanie on June 29, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Looking forward to reading it!

  7. Melanie on June 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm
  8. Brittany B on June 29, 2015 at 1:49 pm
  9. Jillian on June 29, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    This is my favorite because it’s the day I got to see him in person when I visited London. They just happened to be filming season 3 of Sherlock! Can’t wait to read your book Lauren!!

  10. Rebecca on June 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Okay, so this one isn’t really 1927- inspired, but I love it!

  11. Chelsea F on June 29, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    One of my favorite Miss Marple episodes co-stared Cumberbatch!!!!

  12. Sarah C on June 29, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  13. Catie on June 29, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    It’s a batch of ‘batch! Tried to post a link but failed. Enjoying the photos!

  14. Trish on June 29, 2015 at 7:43 pm
  15. Courtney F. on June 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Oh, gosh. I second Joy’s photo in Comment #3. But they’ve all been such fun to look at! 😀

  16. Betty S. on June 29, 2015 at 10:54 pm
    • Lynne on June 29, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      I’ve now overdosed on BC…and I don’t even get that excited about his looks. Good actor, though.

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