“Sir Ian McKellen is magnificent” Mr Holmes review

MR HOLMES   (UK CERT: PG)

Director: Bill Condon  

Music: Carter Burwell

Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Frances De La Tour


REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon

Sherlock Holmes is hot property at the moment. Robert Downey Jr has played the titular detective in two box-office behemoths and Benedict Cumberbatch is supremely popular across the globe for his take on the character.

Now, Sir Ian McKellen is giving it a go in the little-publicised BBC funded Mr Holmes. But does it continue the trend of crafting intriguing dramas from the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Continue reading