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Robert Downey Jr talks Benedict Cumberbatch, Dr Who & Sherlock Holmes 3

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You hear “Sherlock”, you think of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman and the agonising two year wait between series but there is another one you know!

In fact, before this planet became one giant Cumbercookie, it was left to Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law to entertain us from Baker St in the Guy Ritchie film series of Sherlock Holmes.
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Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr have been swapping tips!

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As far most people in this country are concerned, there is only one Sherlock Holmes, and he is played by our TV hero Benedict Cumberbatch, but the truth of the matter is there are currently two others running rings around the world’s criminals.

Shortly after the BBC version of Sherlock hit our TV screens back in 2010, an American version of a similar concept show, Elementary, was introduced to the US starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as the crime fighting duo Sherlock and Watson.
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Sherlock: Bennedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman sign up for third series!

Fans of the spectacularly amazing BBC drama series, Sherlock, will be happy to know that both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have signed up for the third series when it starts filming in the New Year.

Both Cumberbatch, who plays the title role of Sherlock, and Freeman, who plays his sidekick Watson in the hit show, have become very sought after British exports following the success of the first two series of the modern day twist on the novels penned by Arthur Conan Doyle, so there had been fears that either or both might bow out of the show due to other commitments, especially given the time span between the second and third series.
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Sherlock star Lara Pulver on THOSE naked scenes

As fans of Sherlock will know, when Lara Pulver – in the role of lesbian dominatrix Irene Adler – stripped off and went about her business with a whip, some viewers were angered at the scenes, which were shown before the 9pm watershed.

However, while speaking to the Radio Times about the controversy surrounding her nude scenes, actress Lara has revealed that the show’s bosses gave her the opportunity to wear some clothing during filming.

But it seems, keen to get the filming done, Lara refused, and decided to bare all to expedite the shoot.

While explaining that the show’s director told her she could wear an “invisible” bra and pants, Lara added that he then made the point that filming would take a while longer in order to avoid showing bra straps and panty lines.

She said, “The director very sweetly said to me, ‘The choice is we spend hours shooting it to avoid seeing straps or we take all that off and shoot it quickly…’ Read more & comment »

Benedict Cumberbatch says playing Sherlock is “hard graft”

Benedict Cumberbatch, who of course plays Sherlock Holmes in the BBC’s Sherlock, has told the Sun’s TV Biz that playing the verbose and super intelligent detective is “hard graft.”

As fans of the show will know, Sherlock is given to long-winded but meticulously formed monologues regarding his deductions about the cases he’s working on.

Of playing the intense role, Benedict said, “Every deduction is hard. It’s always a painful process.

“There are all the details. It’s like a stream of consciousness of incredibly condensed information.

“He just goes at 100 miles an hour and it’s a huge speed to rush it out.

“It’s just hard, it’s hard graft — there’s no other word for it.” Read more & comment »