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7 items from 2011


David Thomson on Sherlock Holmes

1 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Perhaps nearly any classy English actor could have played Sherlock Holmes – if not elementary, it's fundamental to a certain type of career

I'm typing this in Baskerville; it's the only way to go with the astonishing parade of Baker Street irregulars, the actors who have played the great detective in one medium or another. We are about to receive the second picture in the latest manifestation, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The wonders of film number one (just plain Sherlock Holmes) in what may end up a wearying franchise included a gross Us income of over $200m, a real part for Jude Law (Watson), and the realisation Robert Downey Jr had found the vehicle for his languid-depraved attitude (the thinking man's Johnny Depp) and his urge to get away with whatever came into his head – plus, it seemed to resurrect the career of director Guy Ritchie whose insecure grasp »

- David Thomson

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Top 10 Sherlock Holmes Interpretations On Film & TV!

8 July 2011 6:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

With ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows’ set for release this December you have plenty of time to brush up on the great detective and his trusty partner Dr Watson. Only problem is that in his 124 year history, Holmes is one of, if not ‘the’, most portrayed fictional character of all time – so where to start?

Luckily you readers I have compiled a list of the 10 must see Sherlock Holmes Interpretations.

10. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

I’ll start with this underrated and often overlooked entry from executive producer Steven Spielberg and writer Chris Columbus (who went on to direct ‘Home Alone’ and the first two ‘Harry Potter’ pictures). This original adventure which re-imagines Holmes and Watson as teenagers who meet at boarding school and team up to solve a mystery involving a spate of murders around London.

Intended to kick off a franchise, this movie, while not based on any of Doyle’s stories, »

- Tom Ryan

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A Study in Error: the ten worst Sherlock Holmes

14 February 2011 7:38 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

With Robert Downey Junior's inspired reinventing of the role in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Homes (2010) and the BBC effectively bringing Holmes to the 21st Century in the popular TV series Sherlock (2010) starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the crime-solving antics of the Great Detective and his loyal colleague Dr Watson seem in good hands, and remain as popular as ever. Among the screen actors who have effectively brought Holmes to life include Arthur Wontner, Basil Rathbone, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Ian Richardson and Jeremy Brett. As an amazing and complex role to play, the right actor can add great depth to it.

But then there are others who turned out to be Not-So-Great-Detectives, either through miscasting or just being plain bad. One does not need the power of deductive reasoning to see why the following ten actors fell way off the mark...

Roger Moore - Sherlock Homes in New York (1976)

"My name is Holmes, »

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News: Sir Christopher Lee to receive BAFTA Fellowship

10 February 2011 2:09 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

On Sunday 13 February the British Academy of Film and Television Arts will present Sir Christopher Lee with the 'Academy Fellowship' at the Orange BAFTAs ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House. Awarded annually by the Academy, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.

Previously honoured Fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Christie, John Barry, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Terry Gilliam and Judi Dench. Last year’s recipient was Vanessa Redgrave.

“It’s a very unexpected but very great honour to find myself in such distinguished company to receive the fellowship" said the 88 year old Lee.

Knighted in 2009 for his services to drama and charity, Sir Christopher Lee has appeared in nearly 200 films. He first became a star in the mid-50s playing Frankenstein’s creature, then the title role of »

- Daniel Green

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Christopher Lee to receive Academy Fellowship from BAFTA

8 February 2011 11:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary British actor Christopher Lee will be presented with BAFTA’s Academy Fellowship at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony this coming Sunday. Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the Academy’s highest accolade and recognises an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Lee – who has appeared in almost 200 films in a career spanning eight decades – will join a distinguished list of fellows that includes Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Christie, John Barry, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Terry Gilliam, Judi Dench and Vanessa Redgrave.

After his international breakthrough in Hammer Films’ The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula, Lee went on to star in a host of films such as The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Wicker Man, The Man with the Golden Gun and Jinnah. In recent years he has made regular appearances for director Tim Burton, as well as villainous turns in »

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Sir Christopher Lee to Receive the BAFTA Academy Fellowship

8 February 2011 10:07 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On February 13th at the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will be honouring Sir Christopher Lee, one of the horror genre's most beloved icons, with its Academy Fellowship. “It’s a very unexpected but very great honour to find myself in such distinguished company to receive the fellowship", said Lee of the award.

From the BAFTA website:

Awarded annually by the Academy, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Previously honoured Fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Christie, John Barry, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Terry Gilliam and Judi Dench. Last year’s recipient was Vanessa Redgrave.

Tim Corrie, Chair of the Academy said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Academy is recognising Sir Christopher Lee. He has entertained me over many »

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Christopher Lee To Be Honored With BAFTA Academy Fellowship

8 February 2011 7:35 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sir Christopher Lee To Receive Academy Fellowship

At The Orange British Academy Film Awards

On this Sunday (February 13) the British Academy of Film and Television Arts will present Sir Christopher Lee with the Academy Fellowship at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony at London.s Royal Opera House.

Awarded annually by the Academy, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Previously honoured Fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Christie, John Barry, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Terry Gilliam and Judi Dench. Last year.s recipient was Vanessa Redgrave.

Tim Corrie, Chair of the Academy said: .I am absolutely delighted that the Academy is recognising Sir Christopher Lee. He has entertained me over many years and is a bastion of British filmmaking around the globe..

Sir Christopher Lee adds: .It.s »

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