Gone But Not Forgotten
- Mar 1, 2002
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It would tickle Shearluck's fancy if he was around.punychicken said:Just found this little gem and thought it might tickle someones fancy.
The investment in the DVD box set was the best I ever made! Shame he's gone. Did you know he was related to Martin Clunes?Ogopogo said:"The Blue Carbuncle" was the first SH story I ever read, so that will always have a place in my heart.
And God bless that Jeremy Brett. Damn, he was good.
That i didn't know it existed. Details?Whistling Jack said:
Jefferson Hope, crawling on his belly. Awesome. The John Ferrier story in A study in Scarlett really was the best in the world, because at this point when I'd started reading holmes on a long coach journey to eastern Europe many summers ago, I recall thinking to myself as I then proceeded to leaf through the many pages to follow, the fun had only just began and that I had a whole summer of Holmesian treasures awaiting me. So taken was I with this body of work (a collection) that I read it three times over that summer.condreye buch said:Is there anyone out there who'd care to share their favorite Holmes story or moment?
Sorry about the dealy, Google just bunged-up my browser: -The Yithian said:
Fry and Laurie set for Sherlock
Comedy duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are set to reunite to play Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in a one-off drama for ITV1.
The pair met at Cambridge University in the 1980s and have co-starred in TV shows including Jeeves and Wooster and A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
Fry, who is known to be a keen Sherlock fan, will play the Victorian detective, with Laurie as his loyal sidekick.
ITV has yet to confirm the project but the duo are believed to be on board.
"Stephen is absolutely passionate about Sherlock Holmes and Hugh will make a superb Watson," ITV1's Nick Elliott told The Daily Mirror.
The channel hopes to screen the £2m film in 2005, but has yet to finalise contractual details.
Actors who have recently played Sherlock Holmes include Richard Roxburgh in BBC One's film adaptation of the Hound of the Baskervilles, and Jeremy Brett, who starred in ITV's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Brett's interpretation of Holmes proved popular with the British public and he returned to the role through the 1980s. He last played Conan Doyle's literary hero in 1994's The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Fry, who hosted the Bafta film awards in February, made his directorial debut last year with Bright Young Things - an adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh novel, Vile Bodies.
His recent acting work includes the BBC Two series Absolute Power and the forthcoming film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, starring Geoffrey Rush.
Laurie has made a successful transition to Hollywood with the Stuart Little films - but failed to impress in last year's ITV drama Fortysomething.
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Published: 2004/03/30 15:40:35 GMT
Wonderful film that. the only bit of decent acting from young Jude Law to be committed to celuloid.Lady Stella said:Fry and Laurie for Holmes and Watson?
A related side snippet- One of Fry's best known non-comedy roles was Oscar Wilde in the 1997 biopic. It is thought that Doyle based Holmes brother, Mycroft, on Wilde himself, as he found him a rather fascinating characture and they met more than once.
As a pure curiosity i've a copy of this:condreye buch said:IIRC Doyle and Wilde shared the same US publisher, who suggested that each write a supernatural or horrific novel. Doyle produced The Sign of Four...
Shorthand was extensively used in the business world during Conan Doyle's career. The two leading (and competing) systems, that of Sir Isaac Pitman, and Gregg Shorthand, both issued The Sign of Four as written utilizing their system, among other popular novels presented in shorthand.