History Franchise / SherlockHolmes

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* Creator/HammerHorror adapted ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' in 1959 starring Creator/PeterCushing as Holmes, André Morell as Watson and Creator/ChristopherLee as Sir Henry Baskerville. It was supposed to be the first in a series of films, but disappointing box office returns dashed those hopes.



* 1979, ''Film/MurderByDecree'' starring Christopher Plummer as Holmes and James Mason as (a Non-Flanderized) Watson on UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper case. The basis for the plot was the book ''Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution'' by Stephen Knight, the same book that would be the basis for Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/FromHell'' some years later. It was seen by some as a DarkerAndEdgier Sherlock Holmes movie but, given the subject matter, it's understandable. This was the second time Holmes and the Ripper met; the first time was in the 1966 movie ''A Study in Terror''.

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* 1979, ''Film/MurderByDecree'' starring Christopher Plummer Creator/ChristopherPlummer as Holmes and James Mason as (a Non-Flanderized) Watson on UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper case. The basis for the plot was the book ''Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution'' by Stephen Knight, the same book that would be the basis for Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/FromHell'' some years later. It was seen by some as a DarkerAndEdgier Sherlock Holmes movie but, given the subject matter, it's understandable. This was the second time Holmes and the Ripper met; the first time was in the 1966 movie ''A Study in Terror''.



* In the 1988 movie ''Film/WithoutAClue'' the Holmes/Watson roles are reversed, with Watson as the real detective and Holmes as an alcoholic actor hired by Watson as his public front.

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* In the 1988 movie ''Film/WithoutAClue'' the Holmes/Watson roles are reversed, with Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) as the real detective and Holmes (Creator/MichaelCaine) as an alcoholic actor hired by Watson as his public front.


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* Creator/20thCenturyFox aired the MadeForTVMovie ''Sherlock Holmes in New York'' in 1976, starring Creator/RogerMoore as Holmes, Creator/PatrickMacnee as Watson and Creator/JohnHuston as Moriarty.
* Creator/JohnCleese starred as Holmes' grandson - Arthur Sherlock Holmes - in the comic TV special ''The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It'' (1977). Arthur Lowe played Dr. William Watson, the original doctor's grandson.


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* In 1982, Creator/TomBaker starred as the Great Detective in Creator/TheBBC's adaptation of ''The Hound of the Baskervilles''. He claimed that the BBC apologised for both the production and his performance.
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* "Sherlock Holmes", a 2013 Russian 8-part TV series created by Andrey Kavun and starring Igor Petrenko as Sherlock Holmes and Andrey Panin as Watson. Subvert the original stories by forcing Watson to over-romanticise actual events that happen in the series because Watson's editor finds real life boring.
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* Brazilian TV personality Jô Soares (a veteran TV comedian, now known for his DavidLetterman-style talk show) wrote a book titled "O Xangô de Baker Street". In that book, Holmes was described as knowing the Portuguese language, which helped him since he went to Brazil to try to figure out the identity of a serial killer. His portrayal in that book had him misinterpret clues. He [[spoiler:failed, which was attributed to his lack of knowledge of how musical notes were known in Brazil. The culprit, whose identity was revealed to the readers, moved to England and was implied to be UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].

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* Brazilian TV personality Jô Soares (a veteran TV comedian, now known for his DavidLetterman-style Creator/DavidLetterman-style talk show) wrote a book titled "O Xangô de Baker Street". In that book, Holmes was described as knowing the Portuguese language, which helped him since he went to Brazil to try to figure out the identity of a serial killer. His portrayal in that book had him misinterpret clues. He [[spoiler:failed, which was attributed to his lack of knowledge of how musical notes were known in Brazil. The culprit, whose identity was revealed to the readers, moved to England and was implied to be UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].
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* 1978's ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' starring Creator/DudleyMoore and Peter Cook is one of the ''worst films ever made''. Available to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly, it is a stunningly bad comedy with the entire soundtrack consisting of Moore idly noodling on a piano.

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* 1978's ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' starring Creator/DudleyMoore and Peter Cook Creator/PeterCook is one of the ''worst films ever made''. Available to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly, it is a stunningly bad comedy with the entire soundtrack consisting of Moore idly noodling on a piano.



* In perhaps the most unusual adaptation, there is the 1971 movie ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants'' (from which [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants the band]] took its name), which starred George C. Scott as a man who thought he was Sherlock Holmes, and Joanne Woodward as his psychiatrist, whose name was Watson. The film itself took its name from a line in Don Quixote.

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* In perhaps the most unusual adaptation, there is the 1971 movie ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants'' (from which [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants the band]] took its name), which starred George C. Scott Creator/GeorgeCScott as a man who thought he was Sherlock Holmes, and Joanne Woodward as his psychiatrist, whose name was Watson. The film itself took its name from a line in Don Quixote.



* The 1998 film ''Film/ZeroEffect'' is a modern-dress US adaptation of "A Scandal in Bohemia", with the Holmes and Watson figures renamed Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) and Steve Arlo (Creator/BenStiller). Despite the name changes, the plot and characters are instantly recognizable.

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* The 1998 film ''Film/ZeroEffect'' is a modern-dress US adaptation of "A Scandal in Bohemia", with the Holmes and Watson figures renamed Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) (Creator/BillPullman) and Steve Arlo (Creator/BenStiller). Despite the name changes, the plot and characters are instantly recognizable.



* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', a movie directed by Creator/GuyRitchie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson released on Christmas Day 2009. Response to the trailer, [[NeverTrustATrailer which basically strung the comedic moments together]] to make it look more like a spoof than an actual Holmes story, was... controversial... in fandom. The movie received mostly positive reviews, and critics praised Downey Jr's portrayal as the detective (for which he won a Golden Globe) and the chemistry between him and Law. And it was a box-office hit. A sequel to this film, titled ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', came to theaters in December 2011 with Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty and Creator/StephenFry as Mycroft Holmes.

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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', a movie directed by Creator/GuyRitchie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr. as Holmes and Jude Law Creator/JudeLaw as Watson released on Christmas Day 2009. Response to the trailer, [[NeverTrustATrailer which basically strung the comedic moments together]] to make it look more like a spoof than an actual Holmes story, was... controversial... in fandom. The movie received mostly positive reviews, and critics praised Downey Jr's portrayal as the detective (for which he won a Golden Globe) and the chemistry between him and Law. And it was a box-office hit. A sequel to this film, titled ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', came to theaters in December 2011 with Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty and Creator/StephenFry as Mycroft Holmes.



* And a large number of made-for-TV-movies, starring such actors as Creator/TomBaker, Larry Hagman, Roger Moore, Richard Roxbourgh, Creator/RupertEverett, and Matt Frewer.

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* And a large number of made-for-TV-movies, starring such actors as Creator/TomBaker, [[Series/{{Dallas}} Larry Hagman, Roger Moore, Hagman]], Creator/RogerMoore, Richard Roxbourgh, Creator/RupertEverett, and Matt Frewer.
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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' - Two films starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr

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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' - Two films starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr
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* ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' - Television series starring Creator/JeremyBrett

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* ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' - Television series starring Creator/JeremyBrett
Creator/JeremyBrett, often refered to as the 'Granada Series' by fans.
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But still the game's afoot for those with ears\\

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But still still, the game's afoot for those with ears\\



Here, though the world explode, these two survive,\\

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Here, though the world explode, explodes, these two survive,\\



Holmes was assisted by his trusty {{sidekick}}, [[TheWatson Doctor John Watson]]. Watson also served as the {{narrator}}: the majority of Holmes's adventures were told via the FramingDevice of Watson's journals, ably [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis edited for publication by]] [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]]. Holmes had a number of well-known [[CatchPhrase catch phrases]]: "[[{{Koan}} When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth]]", "The game's afoot" (itself a quote from Creator/{{Shakespeare}}'s ''Theatre/HenryV''), "ThePlotThickens", and, most famously, "Elementary, my dear Watson" (which Holmes [[BeamMeUpScotty never actually said]] in any of Doyle's stories).

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Holmes was assisted by his trusty {{sidekick}}, [[TheWatson Doctor John Watson]]. Watson also served as the {{narrator}}: the majority of Holmes's adventures were told via the FramingDevice of Watson's journals, ably [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis edited for publication by]] [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]]. Holmes had a number of well-known [[CatchPhrase catch phrases]]: "[[{{Koan}} When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however however, improbable, must be the truth]]", "The game's afoot" (itself a quote from Creator/{{Shakespeare}}'s ''Theatre/HenryV''), "ThePlotThickens", and, most famously, "Elementary, my dear Watson" (which Holmes [[BeamMeUpScotty never actually said]] in any of Doyle's stories).



* Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard. Initially he was mildly antagonistic as he disapproved of Holmes's interference in police matters, but he later came to respect and rely on the detective. Holmes would usually allow -- or insist -- that Lestrade take full credit for cases that Holmes had solved.

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* Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard. Initially Initially, he was mildly antagonistic as he disapproved of Holmes's interference in police matters, but he later came to respect and rely on the detective. Holmes would usually allow -- or insist -- that Lestrade take full credit for cases that Holmes had solved.



* Franchise/{{Batman}} meets Sherlock Holmes in ''Detective Comics'' #572, the 50th anniversary. In it, Batman travels to London to foil a plot by a descendant of Moriarty based on a previously untold adventure of Holmes. At the end of the adventure, the Dark Knight and his allies encounter the ancient (but still very much alive) Sherlock.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} meets Sherlock Holmes in ''Detective Comics'' #572, the 50th anniversary. In it, Batman travels to London to foil a plot by a descendant of Moriarty based on a previously untold adventure of Holmes. At the end of the adventure, the Dark Knight Knight, and his allies encounter the ancient (but still very much alive) Sherlock.



Sherlock Holmes was arguably one of the first franchises in the modern era to become almost as famous for its fanfiction as for its fiction. Holmes captured the imagination of many writers, and spawned a considerable amount of unauthorized sequels or guest appearances -- especially across the Atlantic, as the state of international copyright enforcement was largely nonexistent at the time. According to Victorian-literature expert Jess Nevins, it was fairly common for penny-dreadful writers to write stories in which Sherlock Holmes is immediately murdered and a plucky young protagonist has to figure out who did it. Also, stories of the French character Literature/ArseneLupin began as a Holmes copycat, but subsequently featured a renamed (by order of Conan Doyle's lawyers) and badly-written version of Holmes himself.

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Sherlock Holmes was arguably one of the first franchises in the modern era to become almost as famous for its fanfiction as for its fiction. Holmes captured the imagination of many writers, writers and spawned a considerable amount of unauthorized sequels or guest appearances -- especially across the Atlantic, as the state of international copyright enforcement was largely nonexistent at the time. According to Victorian-literature Victorian literature expert Jess Nevins, it was fairly common for penny-dreadful writers to write stories in which Sherlock Holmes is immediately murdered and a plucky young protagonist has to figure out who did it. Also, stories of the French character Literature/ArseneLupin began as a Holmes copycat, but subsequently featured a renamed (by order of Conan Doyle's lawyers) and badly-written version of Holmes himself.



* A 1986 Soviet comedy called ''Film/MyDearlyBelovedDetective''. Not quite an adaptation, since Holmes and Watson are stated to be fictional in story. However, [[DistaffCounterpart two ladies with the last names of Holmes and Watson decide to enter the business]]...
* The 1998 film ''Film/ZeroEffect'' is a modern-dress US adaptation of "A Scandal in Bohemia", with the Holmes and Watson figures renamed Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) and Steve Arlo (Creator/BenStiller). Despite the name changes, the plot and characters are instantly recognisable.
* 2003 saw an adaptation of ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' which played up Holmes's addiction. It featured Richard Roxbourgh (the Duke in ''MoulinRouge'') as Holmes and Ian Hart (Professor Quirrel in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' first film) as Watson, and introduced several changes to the story: Dr. Mortimer was much OlderAndWiser than in the book, his wife is a believer in the supernatural and holds a party that is ''very'' important to the plot, Selden becomes an AscendedExtra, and [[spoiler: Beryl Stapleton is murdered by her husband Roger aka the BigBad.]]
* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', a movie directed by Creator/GuyRitchie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, released on Christmas Day 2009. Response to the trailer, [[NeverTrustATrailer which basically strung the comedic moments together]] to make it look more like a spoof than an actual Holmes story, was... controversial... in fandom. The movie received mostly positive reviews, and critics praised Downey Jr's portrayal as the detective (for which he won a Golden Globe) and the chemistry between him and Law. And it was a box-office hit. A sequel to this film, titled ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', came to theaters in December 2011 with Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty and Creator/StephenFry as Mycroft Holmes.

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* A 1986 Soviet comedy called ''Film/MyDearlyBelovedDetective''. Not quite an adaptation, since Holmes and Watson are stated to be fictional in story.in-story. However, [[DistaffCounterpart two ladies with the last names of Holmes and Watson decide to enter the business]]...
* The 1998 film ''Film/ZeroEffect'' is a modern-dress US adaptation of "A Scandal in Bohemia", with the Holmes and Watson figures renamed Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) and Steve Arlo (Creator/BenStiller). Despite the name changes, the plot and characters are instantly recognisable.
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* 2003 saw an adaptation of ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' which played up Holmes's addiction. It featured Richard Roxbourgh (the Duke in ''MoulinRouge'') as Holmes and Ian Hart (Professor Quirrel Quirrell in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' first film) as Watson, and introduced several changes to the story: Dr. Mortimer was much OlderAndWiser than in the book, his wife is a believer in the supernatural and holds a party that is ''very'' important to the plot, Selden becomes an AscendedExtra, and [[spoiler: Beryl Stapleton is murdered by her husband Roger aka the BigBad.]]
* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', a movie directed by Creator/GuyRitchie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, Watson released on Christmas Day 2009. Response to the trailer, [[NeverTrustATrailer which basically strung the comedic moments together]] to make it look more like a spoof than an actual Holmes story, was... controversial... in fandom. The movie received mostly positive reviews, and critics praised Downey Jr's portrayal as the detective (for which he won a Golden Globe) and the chemistry between him and Law. And it was a box-office hit. A sequel to this film, titled ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', came to theaters in December 2011 with Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty and Creator/StephenFry as Mycroft Holmes.



* Adrian Conan Doyle (son of Arthur Conan Doyle) and Creator/JohnDicksonCarr (Doyle's biographer and friend) wrote a series of Short Stories collected under the name 'The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes', and was supposed to be the accounts of the cases that Watson mentioned but never made it to the original 56 short stories. Some consider it canon, for being written by the Author's son, and treat it as the tenth volume of Sherlock Holmes canon, but many more don't for the obvious fact that it wasn't written or approved by Arthur Conan Doyle (it was written and published after his death) and it was cowritten by an unrelated author. Sequels were expected but never produced, mainly because the authors got in a dispute over who wrote what.

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* Adrian Conan Doyle (son of Arthur Conan Doyle) and Creator/JohnDicksonCarr (Doyle's biographer and friend) wrote a series of Short Stories collected under the name 'The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes', and was supposed to be the accounts of the cases that Watson mentioned but never made it to the original 56 short stories. Some consider it canon, for being written by the Author's son, and treat it as the tenth volume of Sherlock Holmes canon, but many more don't for the obvious fact that it wasn't written or approved by Arthur Conan Doyle (it was written and published after his death) and it was cowritten co-written by an unrelated author. Sequels were expected but never produced, mainly because the authors got in a dispute over who wrote what.



* The ''Literature/EnolaHolmes'' series by Nancy Springer, which depicts the adventures of the much younger sister of Sherlock. On top of each mystery, the overall plot arc is of the eventual reconciliation of the Holmes siblings as Enola finds that she is a match for her brother in every way for her age and Sherlock learns to admire his brilliant sister as a professional colleague.

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* The ''Literature/EnolaHolmes'' series by Nancy Springer, which depicts the adventures of the much younger sister of Sherlock. On top of each mystery, the overall plot arc is of the eventual reconciliation of the Holmes siblings as Enola finds that she is a match for her brother in every way for her age and Sherlock learns to admire his brilliant sister as a professional colleague.



* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/TimePatrol'', the Victorian era office would like to hire a contemporary detective, but the only one clever enough is probably clever enough to figure out the Time Patrol. Other clues makes it clear who this unnamed detective is.

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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/TimePatrol'', the Victorian era office would like to hire a contemporary detective, but the only one clever enough is probably clever enough to figure out the Time Patrol. Other clues makes make it clear who this unnamed detective is.



** Horowitz has since published a followup, ''Literature/{{Moriarty}}'', which begins immediately after the encounter at Reichenbach Falls.

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** Horowitz has since published a followup, follow-up, ''Literature/{{Moriarty}}'', which begins immediately after the encounter at Reichenbach Falls.



* ''Bert Coules'', the writer who set out to dramatise the entire canon for BBC radio, also wrote 15 dramatisations of his own, available from the BBC as ''The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes''.

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* ''Bert Coules'', the writer who set out to dramatise dramatize the entire canon for BBC radio, also wrote 15 dramatisations dramatizations of his own, available from the BBC as ''The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes''.



* Donald Thomas has published multiple short story and novella pastiches featuring Holmes and Watson, most recently ''The Execution of Sherlock Holmes and Other New Adventures of the Great Detective.''

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* Donald Thomas has published multiple short story stories and novella pastiches featuring Holmes and Watson, most recently ''The Execution of Sherlock Holmes and Other New Adventures of the Great Detective.''



* Bob Garcia's novels (for some reason they don't appear to be translated to English as of 2016, although they are available in a few other languages). A fair deal more horror than canon.

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* Bob Garcia's novels (for some reason they don't appear to be translated to into English as of 2016, although they are available in a few other languages). A fair deal more horror than canon.



* ''Series/SherlockHolmes'', produced by Granada Television (ITV), starring Creator/JeremyBrett, David Burke, and Edward Hardwicke. Ran from 1984 to 1994, and is generally considered to be most faithful to Conan Doyle's original vision of the character. Series one and two ran under then name ''The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'', three and four ''The Return of Sherlock Holmes'', five ''The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes'', and six ''The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes''. Five feature length episodes were made and released between series, two based on the novels ''The Sign of Four'' and ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'', three based on short stories turned into AdaptationExpansion.

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* ''Series/SherlockHolmes'', produced by Granada Television (ITV), starring Creator/JeremyBrett, David Burke, and Edward Hardwicke. Ran from 1984 to 1994, and is generally considered to be most faithful to Conan Doyle's original vision of the character. Series one and two ran under then name ''The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'', three and four ''The Return of Sherlock Holmes'', five ''The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes'', and six ''The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes''. Five feature length feature-length episodes were made and released between series, two based on the novels ''The Sign of Four'' and ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'', three based on short stories turned into AdaptationExpansion.



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', a BBC miniseries beginning July 2010. Created by Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/MarkGatiss, the series stars Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Creator/MartinFreeman as Dr John Watson in a 21st-century SettingUpdate of the original stories. The show has been a critical and commercial smash hit both in the UK and abroad and cleaned up at the 2011 UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}}s, including wins for Best Supporting Actor (Freeman) and Best Drama Series.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', a BBC miniseries beginning July 2010. Created by Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/MarkGatiss, the series stars Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Creator/MartinFreeman as Dr Dr. John Watson in a 21st-century SettingUpdate of the original stories. The show has been a critical and commercial smash hit both in the UK and abroad and cleaned up at the 2011 UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}}s, including wins for Best Supporting Actor (Freeman) and Best Drama Series.



* A number of radio adaptations, both adaptations and original stories, starring Nigel Bruce as Watson and first Basil Rathbone and then Tom Conway as Holmes. (Rathbone and Bruce were associated with the roles from a long-running film series. Several available here [[http://www.archive.org/details/HQSherlockRathboneTCS]])

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* A number of radio adaptations, both adaptations adaptations, and original stories, starring Nigel Bruce as Watson and first Basil Rathbone and then Tom Conway as Holmes. (Rathbone and Bruce were associated with the roles from a long-running film series. Several available here [[http://www.archive.org/details/HQSherlockRathboneTCS]])



* Sherlock Holmes first appeared on-stage in a 1899 play written by and starring William Gillette. Simply titled ''Theatre/SherlockHolmes'', it featured an original plot. Years later, Creator/OrsonWelles would adapt the play for ''The Mercury Radio Theater'' with the explanation that, "It is not enough to say that William Gillette looks like Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes looks ''exactly'' like William Gillette." It was Gillette, and not Doyle, who popularized most of the visual tropes associated with the character to this day such as the deerstalker cap, the distinctive pipe and riding cloak. His iconic attire was originally depicted by Sidney Paget, who illustrated the stories for their initial publication in ''Strand Magazine'', but he only put Holmes in them in appropriate situations: when the story took him out of London, and into the countryside.

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* Sherlock Holmes first appeared on-stage in a an 1899 play written by and starring William Gillette. Simply titled ''Theatre/SherlockHolmes'', it featured an original plot. Years later, Creator/OrsonWelles would adapt the play for ''The Mercury Radio Theater'' with the explanation that, "It is not enough to say that William Gillette looks like Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes looks ''exactly'' like William Gillette." It was Gillette, and not Doyle, who popularized most of the visual tropes associated with the character to this day such as the deerstalker cap, the distinctive pipe and riding cloak. His iconic attire was originally depicted by Sidney Paget, who illustrated the stories for their initial publication in ''Strand Magazine'', but he only put Holmes in them in appropriate situations: when the story took him out of London, and into the countryside.



* Since 2002, the company Frogwares has been developing a series of Sherlock Holmes puzzle/adventure games based off the original books as well as including various crossovers with other series. As of 2016, the main titles in the series are:

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* Since 2002, the company Frogwares has been developing a series of Sherlock Holmes puzzle/adventure games based off on the original books as well as including various crossovers with other series. As of 2016, the main titles in the series are:
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* Professor James Moriarty, Holmes's personal EvilCounterpart; a mathematician and criminal mastermind whom Holmes described as "the Napoleon of Crime". Moriarty was killed (as, apparently, was Holmes, though he turned out to be NotQuiteDead) in "The Final Problem", his introductory story, though Conan Doyle went on to reuse Moriarty in ''The Valley of Fear'', a novel whose action takes place before that of "The Final Problem." Moriarty's henchman, Colonel Sebastian Moran, is the villain of ''The Adventure of the Empty House'' and has been used in many post-Doyle Holmes stories.

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* Professor James Moriarty, Holmes's personal EvilCounterpart; a mathematician and criminal mastermind whom Holmes described as "the Napoleon of Crime". Moriarty was killed (as, apparently, was Holmes, though he turned out to be NotQuiteDead) in "The Final Problem", his introductory story, though Conan Doyle went on to reuse Moriarty in ''The Valley of Fear'', a novel whose action takes place before that of "The Final Problem." Moriarty's henchman, Colonel Sebastian Moran, is the villain of ''The "The Adventure of the Empty House'' House", and has been used in many post-Doyle Holmes stories.



* Mary Watson (nee Morstan), Watson's fiancee and later wife.

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* Mary Watson (nee (née Morstan), Watson's fiancee fiancée and later wife.
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Doyle admitted that he [[OlderThanTheyThink based the character of Holmes]] on Dr. Joseph Bell, one of his professors from University, and Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Literature/CAugusteDupin. This is lampshaded in a rather blunt statement made by Holmes within the story in which he is originally introduced ("Literature/AStudyInScarlet"), "Now, in my opinion, Dupin was a very inferior fellow. That trick of his of breaking in on his friends' thoughts with an apropos remark after a quarter of an hour's silence is really very showy and superficial. He had some analytical genius, no doubt; but he was by no means such a phenomenon as Poe appeared to imagine." (Though Holmes isn't above performing this precise feat on Watson in later stories, to show that he's perfectly capable of doing it--he just considers it more showy than regularly useful.)

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Doyle admitted that he [[OlderThanTheyThink based the character of Holmes]] on Dr. Joseph Bell, one of his professors from University, and Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Literature/CAugusteDupin. This is lampshaded in a rather blunt statement made by Holmes within the story in which he is originally introduced ("Literature/AStudyInScarlet"), "Now, in my opinion, Dupin was a very inferior fellow. That trick of his of breaking in on his friends' thoughts with an apropos remark after a quarter of an hour's silence is really very showy and superficial. He had some analytical genius, no doubt; but he was by no means such a phenomenon as Poe appeared to imagine." (Though (In later stories, Holmes isn't above performing this precise feat on Watson in later stories, Watson, to show that he's perfectly capable of doing it--he it; he just considers it more showy flashy, rather than regularly genuinely useful.)
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* ''Film/TheAdventureOfSherlockHolmesSmarterBrother'', released in 1975, was GeneWilder's directorial debut. It follows Sherlock's (self-proclaimed) smarter younger brother Siegerson, who attempts to thwart Moriarty on his own.

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* ''Film/TheAdventureOfSherlockHolmesSmarterBrother'', released in 1975, was GeneWilder's Creator/GeneWilder's directorial debut. It follows Sherlock's (self-proclaimed) smarter younger brother Siegerson, who attempts to thwart Moriarty on his own.
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