BBC – Culture – Film Review: Mr Holmes is a whole new spin on Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes seems to get younger every year. The great detective used to be a tweedy, pipe-smoker – at least in his best-known on-screen incarnations when depicted by Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and, most famously, Basil Rathbone – but he has recently mutated into a hyperactive, blisteringly sexy action hero, as played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Downey Jr.

via BBC – Culture – Film Review: Mr Holmes is a whole new spin on Sherlock.

English: Photograph of Basil Rathbone as Sherl...

English: Photograph of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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