10 Movie and TV Sherlock Holmeses
Am I the only one who didn't realize that two different people played Watson in the series with Jeremy Brett? I've seen them all several times and hadn't noticed! I feel slow...
"On 20 February 2006 Livanov became an Honorary MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) "for service to the theatre and performing arts"."
Cumberbatch is really awesome, but you know, there is one more Sherlock, Vasiliy Livanov perfect Russian actor. And he got that medal.
Besides, "The daughter of Arthur Conan Doyle Jean Conan Doyle once commented that her father would approve Livanov as Holmes."
And finally, yes, he really is good Sherlock - smart, funny, sarcastic and sometimes pretty hard to be understanded by surrounding people.
Bad work, Time.
Sherlock Holmes has got to be in the top five fictional characters ever created (after God the father, God the mother, son of god, and Gollum-Frankenstein's monster). Every day some incantation of Sherlock is on TV or film.
There was a movie one of the actors from My Best Friend's Wedding did.... wait a second... Ah yes, his name was or is I shall say; Rupert Everett. I think he did a great job in the silk stocking case.
@Kuznetsov They have no idea who Livanov is. Everything that's not American or British might as well not exist.
Livanov IS the best Holmes ever.
You don't even mention Vasily Livanov, a Russian actor who got Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire and an approval from Conan Doyle's daughter for playing Holmes in Soviet films?
Benedict Cumberbatch, without question. I mean, sure, if you're looking for the Sherlock Holmes that Conan Doyle wrote about, then one of the other guys would be a good pick. But Cumberbatch turns Sherlock into a real CHARACTER. I read several of the original books, and Sherlock doesn't really have that much of a personality. He's really just... smart. In the BBC show, however, Sherlock is a multi-layered person. He's a narcissistic jerk on the surface, but dig deeper, and he's got lot's of pressure-points. He's someone who still (SPOILERS!) isn't over the death of the puppy he had as a little boy. He's someone who would sacrifice anything for his best friend (or so the writers say, I say lover) John Watson. Now I'm not saying that's all the result of Benedict Cumberbatch being cast, it's mainly the writers. But Cumberbatch managed to perfectly portray everything that they wrote for him. Of course, I haven't seen all of the other Sherlocks, but I find it absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to beat Benedict Cumberbatch.
Jeremy Brett from the PBS series is, in my mind, the best dramatization of Sherlock.
His manic, eccentric, neurotic portrayal is the best representation of what author had in mind, I think.
How could you leave out George C. Scott with his wonderful, delightful, and slyly-subversive Sherlock from 1971's They Might Be Giants? The film is an under appreciated delight with Joanne Woodward as Dr. Watson.
Most shows go on temporary hiatus, BBC's Sherlock goes temporarily off hiatus.
Sadly the PBS broadcasts are cut for time and you miss a good amount of each episode. I encourage everyone to try and find a way to see the original full episodes from this season.
@jmacleve nonsense. Benedict dominates the roll.
@resha.ru Livanov's performance as Holmes was so highly regarded in England that on February 20, 2006, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Livanov an honorary Commandership in the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) "for service to the theatre and performing arts"--a rare honor for a non-British citizen...
I agree. Brett read the stories thoroughly and was meticulous in his portrayal. The other pastiches through the years are mostly awful ripoffs, the most recent being possibly the worst.
Rathbone was a commanding presence, but the stories were mostly typical Hollywood-ized versions set in the 40s.
@JasonAlexanderMarshall Masterpiece Theater runs the full 90 minutes. It is not cut off.
I don't think making them longer would make them any better.