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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

Writer:

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

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Very good, actually...
27 July 2005 | by nogginiscoolSee all my reviews

Written by the writer who penned the excellent Murder Rooms series which chronicled ACD's adventures with Doctor Joseph Bell, I was looking forward to this and I wasn't disappointed. It was quite slow moving, with a lot of emphasis on Doyle's frustration at Sherlock Holmes which was very accurate and excellently portrayed. It was an interesting character study and very well shot ( on digital video, unusual for a period piece ). The acting was excellent all round, particularly Tim McInnery and Brian Cox although the actor who portrayed ACD, whose name I cannot remember impressed me no end. An excellent character study which has about the same amount of twists as any normal Sherlock Holmes case. Do see this if you get the chance


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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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