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The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle (2005)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Henshall) is the author of the famous Sherlock Holmes books. This movie shows us how Doyle came up with the idea of the 'super detective' and how he uses the ... See full summary »

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Cilla Ware

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David Pirie
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tim McInnerny ... Selden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bett John Bett ... Charles Doyle
Emily Blunt ... Jean Leckie
Gemma Burns Gemma Burns ... Maid
Anthony Calf ... Bryan Charles Walker
Richard Conlon Richard Conlon ... Bold Student
Allan Corduner ... Greenhough Smith
Brian Cox ... Dr. Joseph Bell
Sinéad Cusack ... Mary Doyle
Douglas Henshall ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Laura D. McBryde Laura D. McBryde ... Forensic Corpse
Brian Pettifer ... Harry How
Anne Raitt Anne Raitt ... Medium
Saskia Reeves ... Louise Doyle
Ralph Riach Ralph Riach ... Cleeve
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Henshall) is the author of the famous Sherlock Holmes books. This movie shows us how Doyle came up with the idea of the 'super detective' and how he uses the techniques of his mentor Joseph Bell (Cox) in his books. After his father dies, Doyle has to take care of his wife Reeves, who is very ill. This becomes tricky when he falls in love. Written by Horrorificus

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes és Arthur Conan Doyle furcsa esete See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Brian Cox's son, Alan Cox, played John Watson in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). See more »

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Could have been so much better

The BBC has a very good record when it comes to period drama and so it was with baited breath I awaited this new entry in the Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle filmography....It was written for the screen by David Pirie the writer behind the truly Magnificent Murder Rooms series that also studied the life of Doyle and his reasons for creating his most famous character Sherlock Holmes....but this just wasn't up to scratch,and mainly due to some poor writing but seeing as how Pirie has a good track record I shall put the blame firmly on the Director.....The Hound of the Baskervilles did not herald the come back of Holmes...it was The Empty House....and what about when Doyle's father dies....all his mother wants to talk about is when is he going to bring Holmes back from the dead....not very realistic.....it did look good though and the acting was equally good


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