From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Mr. Holmes is a British movie produced by BBC Films, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher (based on Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick of the Mind) and directed by Bill Condon, released on 17 july 2015, starring Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes.
In 1947, Sherlock Holmes, retired since long, is trying to write the story of his last case but he suffers troubles of memory and has to rebuild the puzzle.
Far from the usual clichés, Sherlock Holmes is even mocking the adaptations with actors wearing a deerstalker, describing them as totally rubbish. And he says he didn't like the pipe, preferring the cigar.
Some sherlockian "easter eggs" :
- At the movie theatre, the poster of the movie is "Sherlock Holmes and the Grey Lady", like the Danish silent movie Den Graa Dame with Viggo Larsen (1909) and the German movie Sherlock Holmes: Die graue Dame with Hermann Speelmans (1937)
- The actor playing Sherlock Holmes in the movie seen by the McKellen's Holmes is Nicholas Rowe who was Sherlock Holmes in 1985 in the movie Young Sherlock Holmes.
Dr. John Watson (face not shown in the movie)
(Frances de la Tour)
Matinee 'Sherlock Holmes'
Matinee 'Thomas Kelmot'
Matinee 'Madame Schirmer'
Matinee 'Ann Kelmot
Lady on Platform
Sherlock Holmes (still practising)
Sherlock Holmes (retired)
Teaser (4 march 2015)
Clip (4 february 2015)
- Sherlock Holmes : Ian McKellen
- Dr. John Watson : Colin Starkey
- Roger Munro : Milo Parker
- Mrs. Munro : Laura Linney
- Ann Kelmot : Hattie Morahan
- Thomas Kelmot : Patrick Kennedy
- Mycroft Holmes : John Sessions
- Mrs. Hudson : Sarah Crowden
- Dr. Barrie : Roger Allam
- Inspector Gilbert : Philip Davis
- Madame Schirmer : Frances de la Tour
- Oswald : Charles Maddox
- Tamiki Umezaki : Hiroyuki Sanada
- Maya Umezaki : Takako Akashi
- Masuo Umezaki : Zak Shukor
- Bank Manager : Michael Culkin
- Chemist : David Foxxe
- Ticket Agent : Oliver Devoti
- Ann's Solicitor : Mike Burnside
- Matinee 'Sherlock Holmes' : Nicholas Rowe
- Matinee 'Thomas Kelmot' : Sam Coulson
- Matinee 'Madame Schirmer' : Frances Barber
- Matinee 'Ann Kelmot' : Hermione Corfield
- Boy : Kit Connor
- Boy's Mother : Zoe Rainey
- Lady on Platform : Eileen Davies
- Director : Bill Condon
- Screenplay : Jeffrey Hatcher, Mitch Cullin (novel)
- Producers : Iain Canning, Anne Carey, Emile Sherman
- Co-Producers : Luca Borghese, Jack Morrissey, Paul Ritchie, Greg Yolen
- Executive Producers : Aviv Giladi, Amy Nauiokas
- Associative Producer : Shani Geva
- Music : Carter Burwell
- Cinematography : Tobias A. Schliessler
- Film Editor : Virginia Katz
- Casting : Lucy Bevan
- Production Design : Martin Childs
- Art Direction : Jonathan Houlding, James Wakefield
- Set Decoration : Charlotte Watts
- Costume Design : Keith Madden
- Makeup Artist : Sophie Ashworth
- Hair Stylist : Joseph Koniak
It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind. But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn't even know he was asking–about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind's ability to know...