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A new sleuth for the 21st Century See more »
Plot:
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 31 wins & 47 nominations See more »
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Not quite so elementary! Brilliant indeed! See more (311 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 27)

Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes (11 episodes, 2010-2014)

Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson (11 episodes, 2010-2014)

Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson (10 episodes, 2010-2014)

Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade (10 episodes, 2010-2014)

Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper (9 episodes, 2010-2014)

Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes (8 episodes, 2010-2014)

Andrew Scott ... Jim Moriarty (6 episodes, 2010-2014)

Jonathan Aris ... Anderson / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2014)

Vinette Robinson ... Sgt Sally Donovan / ... (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
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Series Directed by
Paul McGuigan (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Mark Gatiss (11 episodes, 2010-2014)
Steven Moffat (11 episodes, 2010-2014)
Arthur Conan Doyle (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Steve Thompson (3 episodes, 2010-2014)

Series Produced by
Sue Vertue .... producer / executive producer (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Mark Gatiss .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
Steven Moffat .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
Beryl Vertue .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: Masterpiece / executive producer: for Masterpiece (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Bethan Jones .... executive producer: BBC / executive producer: for BBC (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Kathy Nettleship .... line producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Charlotte Ashby .... line producer (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
David Arnold (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Michael Price (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
 
Series Cinematography by
Steve Lawes (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
Fabian Wagner (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Charlie Phillips (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
 
Series Casting by
Kate Rhodes James (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Arwel Jones (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dafydd Shurmer (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joelle Rumbelow (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sarah Arthur (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Claire Pritchard .... makeup designer / make-up and hair designer (7 episodes, 2010-2014)
Sarah Astley .... makeup artist / make-up and hair artist (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
Amy Riley .... makeup artist / make-up and hair artist (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
Louise Coles .... make-up and hair artist (3 episodes, 2012)
Hannah Proverbs .... make-up and hair artist (3 episodes, 2012)
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)
Richard Lonergan .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Phillips .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2010)
James Dehaviland .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Heddi-Joy Taylor .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Toby Ford .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Ben Howard .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
Dewi Thomas .... properties (8 episodes, 2010-2014)
Julia Challis .... properties / stand by props / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
Blaanid Maddrell .... production buyer / assistant designer (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
Paul Jones .... stand-by carpenter / standby carpenter (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Dafydd Shurmer .... supervising art director (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Nick Thomas .... property master (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
James Iles .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
Clive Clarke .... painter (3 episodes, 2010)
Christina Tom .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 2010)
Jackson Pope .... properties (3 episodes, 2012)
Nandie Narishkin .... standby art director (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Stuart Rankmore .... props / dressing props (3 episodes, 2014)
Elin Stone .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2014)
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)
Mike Parker .... chargehand / property master (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steven Fudge .... chargehand painter (2 episodes, 2014)
Mair Jones .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
Charlie Malik .... property chargehand (2 episodes, 2014)
Mark Painter .... construction manager (2 episodes, 2014)
Mark Runchman .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Will Everett .... foley mixer / foley editor / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Doug Sinclair .... supervising sound editor (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jon Joyce .... foley editor / sound effects editor (8 episodes, 2010-2014)
Howard Bargroff .... sound re-recording mixer / dubbing mixer / ... (7 episodes, 2010-2014)
John Mooney .... production sound mixer / sound recordist (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jeremy Child .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Paul McFadden .... dialogue editor / sound editor / ... (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
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)
Stuart McCutcheon .... boom operator / sound maintenance engineer (3 episodes, 2012)
Owen Peters .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Sue Harding .... foley artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Stuart McCowan .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2014)
Lee Sharp .... second boom operator (3 episodes, 2014)
Bradley Kendrick .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Special Effects by
Danny Hargreaves .... special effects supervisor (8 episodes, 2010-2014)
 
Series Visual Effects by
David Jones .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jean-Claude Deguara .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2012)
Frank Hanna .... compositor (3 episodes, 2012)
Dan Newlands .... matchmove artist (3 episodes, 2012)
James D. Etherington .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2010)
Dan Pearce .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Marcus Shakesheff .... stunts / stunt double: Martin Freeman (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
James Embree .... stunts / stunt double: Sherlock Holmes (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 (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Rob Jarman .... stunts (2 episodes, 2012)
Seon Rogers .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 2012)
William Willoughby .... stunt double / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Milsome .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2010-2014)
Colin Hutton .... still photographer (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Clare Connor .... camera assistant / b camera second assistant / ... (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Leo Holba .... focus puller / first assistant camera: "a" camera (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steve Hopkins .... electrician (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steve Worsley .... electrician (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Llyr Evans .... gaffer / best boy (4 episodes, 2010)
Owen Charnley .... assistant grip (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steve Slocombe .... electrician / best boy (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
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)
Ben Purcell .... 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 (3 episodes, 2014)
Robert Viglasky .... still photographer (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)
James Scott .... 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)
Phoebe Arnstein .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2014)
Harry Bowers .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2014)
Guy Davies .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2014)
Emma Edwards .... second assistant camera (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 (8 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kelly Williams .... costume assistant (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Louise Martin .... wardrobe assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Dominique Arthur .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Becky Trotman .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Gareth Mabey .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Lee Bhogal .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
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
Rael Jones .... composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Anthony Weeden .... orchestrator (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Nick Hill .... music preparation / score programming (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Thomas Farnon .... music associate (3 episodes, 2010)
Toby Hulbert .... music preparation (3 episodes, 2012)
Joe Rubel .... score programming (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Transportation Department
Rob McKenna .... unit driver (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
Nigel Venables .... unit driver (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
Julian Chapman .... unit driver (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
 
Series Other crew
Peter Anderson Studio .... title designer (7 episodes, 2010-2014)
Elizabeth Walker .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Peter Tullo .... location manager (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
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)
Ceri Hughes .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
Llinos Wyn Jones .... script supervisor (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)
John David Gunkle .... unit manager: London (3 episodes, 2014)
Ben Mangham .... location manager (3 episodes, 2014)
Robert Price .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2014)
Patrick Waggett .... key floor runner (3 episodes, 2014)
Paul Davies .... location manager (2 episodes, 2010)
Nicky James .... location manager (2 episodes, 2010)
Janine H. Jones .... production team (2 episodes, 2010)
Simon Neville .... armourer (2 episodes, 2012)
Nuala Alen-Buckley .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2014)
Andy Eliot .... location manager (2 episodes, 2014)
Matthew Frame .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
Lindsay Grant .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2014)
Iestyn Hampson-Jones .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2014)
Tim Orlik .... assistant production accountant (2 episodes, 2014)
 

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Trivia:
In the original stories, Dr. Watson has also done military service in Afghanistan.See more »
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Referenced in "Some Girls: Episode #2.5" (2013)See more »

FAQ

Why are there only three episodes per season/series?
Have Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch appeared in other movies together?
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115 out of 131 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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