Trailer for the critically acclaimed Russian Sherlock Holmes films directed by Igor Maslennikov between 1979 and 1986. The films, which have become cult favorites, starred Vasily Livanov as Sherlock Holmes and Vitaly Solomin as Doctor Watson. Livanov and Solomin are considered by many critics to be the most authentic Holmes and Watson.
On April 23, 2002, Vitaly Solomin suffered a stroke during a performance of a play he had directed called “The Wedding of Krechinsky,” at Moscow’s Malyi Theatre. He died a month later.
On February 20, 2006, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Vasily Livanov an honorary commandership in the Order of the British Empire (OBE) “for service to the theatre and performing arts” for his portrayal of Holmes.
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Between The Pages interviews some of the guys behind racebent comic Watson & Holmes!
Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed by Basil Rathbone, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Hugh Laurie and now Jonny Lee Miller on Elementary from CBS. But host Grace Randolph talks to New Paradigm Studios about their twist on the character in Watson and Holmes, a new comic book that makes Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson african-american! In this trailer for the comic, writer Karl Bollers and artist Rick Leonardi talk about how it changes the character, and hopefully how black characters are portrayed in comics! What actor is this version of John Watson modeled after? Where is this Baker Street? Find out here as we meet this new version of Sherlock Holmes! And do you think this new version can compare with Basil Rathbone, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Hugh Laurie and Jonny Lee Miller? Think About The Ink is presented by Bleeding Cool.
Because someone asked the BSB tumblr…here is our slightly wonky recording of the Q&A after the screening of the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes with Mark Gatiss and special guest Steven Moffat in May 2011. Crazy, on that night they finished shooting Hounds.
Whose fandom owns the title for the “mother of all fanfiction honeypots” and paved the way for (cough) Fifty Shades of Grey? Our Sherlock Holmes fandom, of course! In this video, the PBS Idea Channel discusses Sherlock Holmes fanfic, the wider fanfiction community, artistic movements and trends, and authors like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who create loose continuities that appeal to fan writers.
Happy Fandom Summer from the Baker Street Babes! Stay tuned for more!