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Sherlock: Season 2: Episode 3 -- The Tower of London, Pentonville Prison, the Bank of England. All broken into on the same day! Only James Moriarty could do it. But why didn't he steal anything? Soon a darker purpose unfolds. The final battle between the masterminds. And neither can hope to walk away from it.

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A new sleuth for the 21st Century See more »
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. Full summary »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 73 wins & 107 nominations See more »
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Not quite so elementary! Brilliant indeed! See more (385 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 28)

Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes (15 episodes, 2010-2017)

Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson (15 episodes, 2010-2017)

Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson (12 episodes, 2010-2017)

Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade (12 episodes, 2010-2017)

Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper (11 episodes, 2010-2017)

Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes (10 episodes, 2010-2017)

Andrew Scott ... Jim Moriarty / ... (7 episodes, 2010-2016)

Jonathan Aris ... Anderson (7 episodes, 2010-2016)
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Series Directed by
Paul McGuigan (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Nick Hurran (2 episodes, 2014-2017)
 
Series Writing credits
Mark Gatiss (14 episodes, 2010-2017)
Steven Moffat (14 episodes, 2010-2017)
Arthur Conan Doyle (12 episodes, 2010-2017)
Steve Thompson (3 episodes, 2010-2014)

Series Produced by
Mark Gatiss .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2010-2017)
Steven Moffat .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2010-2017)
Beryl Vertue .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2010-2016)
Sue Vertue .... producer / executive producer / ... (11 episodes, 2010-2016)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: Masterpiece (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Bethan Jones .... executive producer: BBC / commissioning editor: for BBC / ... (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Kathy Nettleship .... line producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Diana Barton .... line producer (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Charlotte Ashby .... line producer (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
David Arnold (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Michael Price (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Cinematography by
Steve Lawes (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
Neville Kidd (4 episodes, 2014-2017)
Fabian Wagner (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Charlie Phillips (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yan Miles (2 episodes, 2014-2017)
 
Series Casting by
Kate Rhodes James (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Production Design by
Arwel Jones (14 episodes, 2010-2017)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dafydd Shurmer (4 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Hannah Nicholson (7 episodes, 2014-2017)
Joelle Rumbelow (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sarah Arthur (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sarah Astley .... makeup artist / makeup and hair artist / ... (8 episodes, 2010-2016)
Claire Pritchard .... makeup and hair designer / make-up and hair designer / ... (8 episodes, 2010-2016)
Amy Riley .... makeup and hair artist / makeup artist / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Louise Coles .... make-up and hair artist (3 episodes, 2012)
Hannah Proverbs .... make-up and hair artist (3 episodes, 2012)
Emma Cowen .... makeup and hair supervisor / makeup artist (2 episodes, 2010-2016)
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetics (2 episodes, 2010)
Pamela Haddock .... make-up and hair designer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Sam Lucas .... post-production supervisor (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Rhys Griffiths .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2012)
Ben Holt .... production manager (3 episodes, 2012)
Geraint Williams .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2012)
John David Gunkle .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2014)
Claire Hildred .... production manager (3 episodes, 2014)
Richard Lonergan .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Jake Sainsbury .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Iestyn Hampson-Jones .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heddi-Joy Taylor .... third assistant director / second assistant director (4 episodes, 2012-2016)
Barry Phillips .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2010)
James DeHaviland .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Toby Ford .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Ben Howard .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Charles Curran .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Sarah Davies .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
 
Series Art Department
Dewi Thomas .... properties (8 episodes, 2010-2014)
Rhys Jones .... set dresser / properties (7 episodes, 2010-2014)
Blaanid Maddrell .... production buyer / assistant designer (7 episodes, 2010-2014)
Paul Jones .... stand-by carpenter / standby carpenter (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
Julia Challis .... properties / stand by props / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
Dafydd Shurmer .... supervising art director (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Christina Tom .... graphic designer / assistant standby art director / ... (5 episodes, 2010-2016)
Nick Thomas .... property master (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
James Iles .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2010-2014)
Nandie Narishkin .... standby art director / assistant art director (4 episodes, 2013-2016)
Steven Fudge .... chargehand painter (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Mark Painter .... construction manager (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Clive Clarke .... painter (3 episodes, 2010)
Jackson Pope .... properties (3 episodes, 2012)
Mass Harris .... props chargehand (3 episodes, 2013-2016)
Mike Parker .... property master / property chargehand (3 episodes, 2013-2016)
Mark Goodhall .... standby carpenter (3 episodes, 2014-2016)
Charlie Malik .... property chargehand / property master (3 episodes, 2014)
Stuart Rankmore .... props / properties (3 episodes, 2014)
Elin Stone .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2014)
Ciaran Thompson .... stand-by art director (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Sue Jackson-Potter .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2010)
Nick Williams .... stand-by art director (2 episodes, 2010)
Dale Jordan Johnson .... additional graphics / graphic artist (2 episodes, 2012)
Phil Shellard .... property master (2 episodes, 2012)
Chris Butcher .... properties / standby properties (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Samantha Jay Cliff .... graphic aritst / graphics artist (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Daren Hawes .... Stand-by carpenter dailies / stand-by carpenter dailies (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Julia Jones .... design trainee / draughtsman (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
George Nelmes .... dressing properties / set dresser (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Joe Painter .... construction apprentice / construction carpenter (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Mair Jones .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
Mark Runchman .... properties (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Doug Sinclair .... supervising sound editor (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
John Mooney .... sound recordist / production sound mixer / ... (10 episodes, 2012-2017)
Jon Joyce .... foley editor / sound effects editor (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Will Everett .... foley mixer / foley editor / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Howard Bargroff .... dubbing mixer / sound re-recording mixer / ... (8 episodes, 2010-2016)
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (7 episodes, 2010-2016)
Paul McFadden .... dialogue editor / adr mixer / ... (7 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jeremy Child .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Stuart McCutcheon .... boom operator / sound maintenance engineer (6 episodes, 2012-2017)
Stuart McCowan .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Lee Sharp .... sound assistant / second boom operator (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Richard Dyer .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2010)
John Hagenstede .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2010)
Glyn Hamer .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Alan Snelling .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2010)
Abdulqader Amoud .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Robert Edwards .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2012)
Owen Peters .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Craig Burns .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2014-2017)
Bradley Kendrick .... boom operator / sound maintenance (3 episodes, 2014-2016)
Sue Harding .... foley artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Emma Chilton .... Second boom operator (2 episodes, 2017)
 
Series Special Effects by
Danny Hargreaves .... special effects supervisor / special effects supervisor: Real SFX (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Warwick Boole .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Dave Kneath .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2016-2017)
Arran Glasser .... special effects (2 episodes, 2013-2016)
 
Series Visual Effects by
David Jones .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Sara Bennett .... compositing: Milk Visual Effects (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nicolas Hernandez .... cg supervisor: Milk Visual Effects (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ron Bowman .... digital matte painter (3 episodes, 2010)
Robin Hinch .... vfx editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Jean-Claude Deguara .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2012)
Frank Hanna .... compositor (3 episodes, 2012)
Dan Newlands .... matchmove artist (3 episodes, 2012)
Benoit Leveau .... head of software (3 episodes, 2013-2016)
James D. Etherington .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2010)
Dan Pearce .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Dominic Alderson .... lead td / lighting td (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
 
Series Stunts
Marcus Shakesheff .... stunts / stunt double: Martin Freeman (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
James Embree .... stunts (3 episodes, 2010)
Mark Archer .... stunts (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Paul Heasman .... stunts (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tom Rodgers .... stunt performer / stunts (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Rob Jarman .... stunts (2 episodes, 2012)
Seon Rogers .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 2012)
Dean Forster .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Gordon Seed .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
William Willoughby .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2014)
Luke Tumber .... stunt double / stunt double: benedict cumberbatch (2 episodes, 2016-2017)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Milsome .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2010-2014)
Colin Hutton .... still photographer (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Llyr Evans .... gaffer / best boy (5 episodes, 2010-2016)
Clare Connor .... camera assistant / b camera second assistant / ... (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Leo Holba .... focus puller (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steve Hopkins .... electrician (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steve Worsley .... electrician (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ben Purcell .... electrician / best boy (4 episodes, 2010-2016)
Owen Charnley .... assistant grip (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steve Slocombe .... electrician / best boy (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Robert Viglasky .... still photographer (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
James Scott .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2010-2016)
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator / steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
Russell Greenhalgh .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Emma Friend .... clapper loader / second assistant camera (3 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Inman .... grip (3 episodes, 2010)
Clive Johnson .... electrician (3 episodes, 2010)
Roland Keane .... camera facilities coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
Gawain Nash .... electrician (3 episodes, 2010)
Steve Smith .... assistant grip (3 episodes, 2010)
Jon Best .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2012)
James Chesterton .... second assistant camera: dailies / "b" camera: second assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Ed Dunning .... camera trainee (3 episodes, 2012)
Dai Hopkins .... grip (3 episodes, 2012)
J.P. Judge .... best boy / electrician (3 episodes, 2012)
Svetlana Miko .... clapper loader / second assistant camera (3 episodes, 2012)
Jamie Phillips .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2012)
Leighton Spence .... clapper loader / focus puller: dailies (3 episodes, 2012)
Fabian Wagner .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2012)
Robin Stone .... key grip / grip (3 episodes, 2014)
Tony Wilcock .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2014)
Elliot Hale .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2010)
Paul Jarvis .... best boy / gaffer (2 episodes, 2010)
Martin Scanlan .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2010)
Chris Williams .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2010)
Stephen Price .... phantom technician (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eddy Monaghan .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012)
Adam Sculthorp .... director of photography: additional / motion control camera operator (2 episodes, 2014-2017)
Phoebe Arnstein .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2014)
Harry Bowers .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2014)
Gareth Brough .... board operator / electrician (2 episodes, 2014)
Guy Davies .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2014)
Natie Marie Davies .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2014)
Emma Edwards .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2014)
Mark Hutchings .... gaffer / rigging gaffer (2 episodes, 2014)
Lee Martin .... best boy (2 episodes, 2014)
Evelina Engberg Norgren .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2014)
Wesley Smith .... electrician (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Casting Department
Jane Anderson .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Edwards .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ceri Walford .... costume supervisor / assistant costume designer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Kelly Williams .... costume assistant (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Dominique Arthur .... costume assistant / costume standby (4 episodes, 2012-2016)
Louise Martin .... wardrobe assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Amanda Mattes .... costume breakdown artist / costume buyer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Editorial Department
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist (11 episodes, 2010-2016)
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Gareth Mabey .... assistant editor / second assistant editor (5 episodes, 2013-2016)
Becky Trotman .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Lee Bhogal .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Maria-Luisa Meredith .... temp assistant editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Barrie Pease .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Steven Waltham .... second assistant editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Shane Woods .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Music Department
Anthony Weeden .... orchestrator (12 episodes, 2010-2017)
Rael Jones .... composer: additional music (11 episodes, 2010-2016)
Nick Hill .... music preparation / score programming / ... (7 episodes, 2012-2016)
Laurence Love Greed .... score programmer (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Pete Readman .... assistant orchestrator (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Nick Wollage .... score and mix engineer / scoring mixer (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Joe Rubel .... score programming (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Thomas Farnon .... music associate (3 episodes, 2010)
Toby Hulbert .... music preparation (3 episodes, 2012)
Tom Pearson .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2017)
 
Series Transportation Department
Nigel Venables .... unit driver / facilities driver (8 episodes, 2010-2016)
Rob McKenna .... unit driver (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
Julian Chapman .... unit driver (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
 
Series Other crew
Elizabeth Walker .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Peter Tullo .... location manager (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Llinos Wyn Jones .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2010-2016)
Non Eleri Hughes .... script supervisor / continuity (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Gareth Skelding .... location manager (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Harry Bunch .... production team / production runner (4 episodes, 2010)
Chris Thomas .... floor runner / runner (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ben Mangham .... location manager (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Ceri Hughes .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
Clara Bennett .... runner (3 episodes, 2012)
Sandra Cosfeld .... production runner (3 episodes, 2012)
Sinead Gogarty .... assistant production accountant (3 episodes, 2012)
Sian Warrilow .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2012)
Gareth Webb .... rushes runner (3 episodes, 2012)
Llio Fflur .... production runner (3 episodes, 2014)
Lindsay Grant .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2014)
Robert Price .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2014)
Patrick Waggett .... floor runner / key floor runner (3 episodes, 2014)
Len Carter .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Paul Davies .... location manager (2 episodes, 2010)
Nicky James .... location manager (2 episodes, 2010)
Janine H. Jones .... production team (2 episodes, 2010)
Jon Baker .... armourer (2 episodes, 2012-2016)
Dan Osborne .... armourer (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Simon Neville .... armourer (2 episodes, 2012)
David Jones .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Spencer Pawson .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Nuala Alen-Buckley .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2014)
Matthew Frame .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
Tim Orlik .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Thanks
Charlie Phillips .... in memory of (1 episode, 2016)
 

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Trivia:
In the summer of 2011 Danny Boyle created a National Theatre production of 'Frankenstein' in which Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller played the creator and monster and alternately changed nightly. Both actors then went on to play another Victorian creation Sherlock Holmes, both set in the present day, allbeit opposite side of the Atlantic.See more »
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Throughout the works of Conan Doyle, and the writers who have translated his works for other media, Sherlock Holmes is shown as using "deductive logic."

Deductive logic reasons from the general to the particular. The bare-bones deductive argument is the syllogism "All men are mortal; Socrates is a man; therefore, Socrates is a mortal." It's amazing how often people screw this up and argue something like, "All men are mortal; Socrates is mortal; therefore, Socrates is a man," which doesn't logically follow. That would be like saying, "All men are mortal; my kid's hamster is mortal; therefore, my kid's hamster is a man."

Inductive logic reasons from particular instances to general theories and is the method used to confirm scientific theories. If you observe enough apples falling from trees, you will conclude that apples always fall down, instead of up or sideways. You might then form a more general hypothesis that includes other falling bodies, like pears. Thus is the progress of science.

In the annals of literature, no character is as renowned for his powers of "deduction" as the intrepid Sherlock Holmes, but the way Holmes operates is not generally by using deductive logic at all. He really uses inductive logic. First, he carefully observes the situation, then he generalizes from his prior experience, using analogy and probability.See more »
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Mycroft Holmes:All lives end; all hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage, Sherlock.See more »

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Why are there only three episodes per season/series?
How did Sherlock survive the fall?
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165 out of 191 people found the following review useful.
Not quite so elementary! Brilliant indeed!, 27 January 2011
Author: devil_knight from India

When someone pointed me to Sherlock- a new series on BBC I was, to say the least, a bit skeptical. On top of that, I was told that this Sherlock lived in London in 2010 and was fond of texting on his Blackberry and hosted a website? Color me confused! But I gave it a looksie –after all how bad could it be- Holmes is Holmes. On screen appears a lanky young fellow in a trench coat, getting high on nicotine patches who I am supposed to believe is Sherlock Holmes? This was, as far from my favorite pipe smoking, deer hunting cap wearing image of Holmes, as it could be. I rolled my eyes-this is going to be cheesy. But then in one swift sequence " the lanky young Holmes" in his first meeting with John Watson describes him, his profession , his relationship with his brother and his brother's marital status-all by one look at his cell phone (that's right his cell phone). BANG! I was hooked. This is Sherlock Holmes through and through.

And that in essence is why Sherlock is so, so good. Holmes is not about the Victorian costumes and the environment in which the mysteries unfold. It's about the characters and the events that make the stories the defining mystery novels of so many generations. And Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss' take on Conan Doyle's master detective captures the essence of Sherlock Holmes magnificently. The stories are essentially the same (the first episode-A Study in Pink is a take on A Study in Scarlet-the first Holmes novel) but given a contemporary twist. This contemporary take (which I thought was going to be cheesy initially) is what shows the duo's exemplary creativity. The modern outlook does not take away anything from the essence of Sherlock Holmes- it adds to it. The three 90 minute episodes breeze past you at a breath taking speed- challenging your intelligence and making you yearn for more. The episodes have distinctly dark and brutal settings but are also filled with moments of wry humor that make the experience completely satisfying. The concept of using images and visual pointers in the scenes were Holmes makes his superb deductions is excellent and helps the viewer see and think with the ace detective.

As for the cast, Benedict Cumberbatch is not the kind of guy who would strike you as Sherlock Holmes when you meet him in a street, but man, does he own the show! Oozing charisma, Cumberbatch plays the Holmes character to a tee-arrogant, self centered, brilliant genius. There is an air of superiority about Holmes that makes him pity the vacant minds that don't see and understand the things which seem so obvious to him and Cumberbatch brings that out beautifully. Martin Freeman as John Watson on the other hand plays a perfect foil to Cumberbatch's eccentric genius-the everyday man. Looking for meaning and purpose after returning from the War in Iraq, Watson gets swept into Holmes' mad cap world of brilliance and chaos. Freeman's earnest and subtle performance complements Cumberbatch's Holmes beautifully.

Sherlock though, is not about acting performances. It's about bringing the experience of the world of Sherlock Holmes to the world we live in. Moffat and Gattis recreate the world of the Victorian detective in a completely new setting and do it superbly. Nothing about it is elementary-it is pure genius!

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