Notable Moments in Cinema

  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)

    Sherlock Holmes (2009)
    Directed by Guy Ritchie

    Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes
    Jude Law as Dr. Watson

     

    Production Notes:

    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin.

    Credit: Warner Bros/PhotoFest ©Warner Bros.


  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
    Directed by Guy Ritchie

    Noomi Rapace
    Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes
    Jude Law
    as Dr. Watson

    Production Notes:

    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin.

    Credit: Warner Bros/PhotoFest ©Warner Bros.


Notable Moments in Television

  • Young Sherlock Holmes

     

    Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
    Directed by Barry Levinson

    Nicholas Rowe as Sherlock Holmes
    Alan Cox as Dr. Watson

    Production Notes:

    Also released under the title Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear, this film follows the adventures of young John Watson (Alan Cox) when he is shipped off to boarding school and meets up with the brilliantly bizarre Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe).

    Credit: PhotoFest


  • Sherlock Holmes in New York

    Directed by Bori Sagal

    Patrick Macnee as Doctor Watson
    Roger Moore as Sherlock Holmes

    Production Notes:

    Credit: NBC/PhotoFest ©NBC


  • Elementary (CBS) Season 1 2012-2013

    Episode: Pilot Airdate: September 27, 2012

    Lucy Liu as Doctor Watson
    Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes

    Production Notes:

    Credit: CBS/PhotoFest


  • Sherlock (BBC) Season 1, 2010

    Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
    Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson

    Production Notes:

    Credit: BBC/PhotoFest ©BBC/Hartswood Films


  • Sherlock Holmes (England, TV series and specials under various titles, 1984-94)

    Sherlock Holmes (A&E)
    Episode: The Master Blackmailer May 6, 1993
    Directed by Peter Hammond

    Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes
    Edward Hardwicke as Dr. Watson

    Production Notes:

    Credit: Granada/PhotoFest ©Granada Television




Sherlockian Societies

Societies fitting for a master sleuth


Somewhere, at this very moment, a group of Sherlock Holmes fans are gathering to discuss such matters as the true location of Dr. Watson’s war wound or the depth to which a sprig of parsley might sink in butter on a hot day.  “Sherlockians,” as they call themselves, have been coming together for generations all across the world, from Saskatoon to Sendai.




Fans Today

Sher-locked, the detective has gone viral


The recent wave of movies and television programs has brought a fresh generation of fans to the world of Sherlock Holmes. While previous generations of Sherlockians tended to gather in smoke-filled bars and restaurants, many of these younger fans have taken to the internet, sharing their enthusiasm in online forums and chat rooms.



Plugs and Dottles

Did you know ...


  • There have been well over 200 Sherlock Holmes movies, dating back to 1900.
  • Thomas Edison produced the first Sherlock Holmes film – Sherlock Holmes Baffled – in 1900.
  • The first professional actor ever to play Holmes was Charles Brookfield, in an 1893 musical revue called Under the Clock.
  • The phrase “Elementary, my dear Watson” does not appear in the original Sherlock Holmes stories.
  • Sherlock Holmes has appeared in comic books alongside such figures as Superman and Batman, and in cartoons with the likes of Daffy Duck.
  • Both Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles have played the villainous Professor Moriarty.
  • In 2002, Sherlock Holmes received a posthumous Honorary Fellowship from Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry.