‘Sherlock’: Victorian special gets airdate, title

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‘Sherlock’ Sets Victorian Special Premiere Date, Reveals First Trailer.

Exactly two years after the third season of Sherlock premiered on the BBC, the series – a modern update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective with Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role – will return with a special 90-minute episode, but with a twist: Instead of contemporizing Doyle’s stories, the one-off episode will take place in Victorian times.And the woman has now been issued with an official Police Information Notice (PIN) notice over harassment – which forbids her from contacting the actor. “It might be that she thinks it’s harmless, but it does feel a bit sinister.

The BBC and PBS Masterpiece just announced premiere dates for the UK and the U.S. debuts of the eagerly awaited Victorian special edition of the acclaimed detective drama.An astute perception of a fading gentleman fighting to mark out reality from illusions, as he tries to pen down the concluding segment of his own life. The special, titled The Abominable Bride, will air on both PBS’ Masterpiece and the BBC on January 1st, marking the first time Sherlock has shared a U.S. PHOTO: MR HOLMES FACEBOOK PAGE British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most well-regarded fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, first appeared in a 1900 silent short film, Sherlock Holmes Baffled.

The attention of his obsessive fan base even prompted the star to refuse to do autographs at the stage door of London’s Barbican theatre where he is currently appearing as Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Since then, numerous directors’ choices of Holmes’s screen characterisations ranged from Eille Norwood’s silent black–and–white short films and features to John Barrymore’s Sherlock Holmes The depiction of Holmes evolved over a period of time from Clive Brook’s first sound movie, The Return of Sherlock Holmes to Raymond Massey’s The Speckled Band to Robert Downey Jr as a bohemian scientist in the most recent screen adaptation, Sherlock Holmes. Cumberbatch, whose parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham are actors, has become one of the most in-demand names in movies following an Oscar nomination for his role in The Imitation Game as World War II codebreaker Alan Turing last year.

Previously, American fans had to choose between patiently waiting or turning to pirate sites as their counterparts across the pond enjoyed the show first. This year, Sir Ian McKellen, along with director Bill Condon, have given admirers of this great detective cum forensic scientist more of what they yearn for. A trailer for the 90-minute one-off episode was also unveiled, with Holmes and Martin Freeman’s John Watson solving a murder in 18th century London, allowing the series to toy around with many of the staples of Doyle’s writing. Earlier this year he married theatre director girlfriend Sophie Hunter, 37, on the Isle of Wight, with telly judge Robert Rinder acting as his best man and guests including actor Tom Hiddlestone.

At one point, Watson demands the detective put on his iconic deerstalker headwear because “You’re Sherlock Holmes, wear the damn hat.” In addition to the 90-minute special, Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat recently revealed that production on the series’ fourth season – which will return to present-day London – would begin in spring 2016. The stalker alert came as Cumberbatch is back in the limelight, with new TV images showing him and Freeman playing Holmes and Watson as the original Victorian sleuths.

Based on Mitch Cullin’s novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind (2005), the movie’s storyline is about the felony, oldness and flimsy memory, as well as a race against time – death. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again.

In a seven-year ordeal, Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh fell victim to an obsessed stalker who set up bogus accounts and posted pictures and messages pretending to be her. Sherlock also used to have wide gaps between its UK and U.S. air dates, but fan lobbying and widespread online piracy have considerably shrunk that window in recent years, and for the upcoming special the gap has basically been eliminated entirely.

And a woman claiming she had an affair with Fatal attraction star Michael Douglas threatened to slice up his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones “and feed her to the dogs”. Here’s the Victorian special official description courtesy of PBS: “Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. In another subplot, Holmes meets a nonprofessional herbalist, Umezaki (played by Hiroyuki Sanada), who shared a family secret with him during his trip to Japan. In the present, he wants to straighten out the clandestine probing of both cases for the sake of record and aspires to transmit them into a novelette before it’s too late.

Ian McKellen, the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and other numerous awards, brings warmth and poise to an unusual depiction of an aging Holmes, grappling with his reminiscences. In fact, with some superfluous wrinkles and a lagging–down nose, he stylishly overshadows a screenplay with several flashbacks to assure the spectators that they are watching an elderly Holmes coping with forgetfulness. So, in a nutshell, Mr Holmes is a well-crafted, leisurely paced, well-acted movie with no Watson, no pipe and no deerstalker, but it has some twists and turns, lush scenery and attractive costume designs.

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