First Look of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in New Film
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.11.2014
An elderly Mr. Holmes is on the way...
Ian McKellen has given us the first look at him as a ninety-three year-old Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's new film. McKellen shared a picture of himself as the great detective from Mr. Holmes, which is set in 1947. It follows Holmes at the age of 93 without his only friend Dr. Watson and retired to his seaside country home with no company but his housekeeper Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney) and her young son.
Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late.
Also starring in the film are Hattie Morahan (The Golden Compass), Patrick Kennedy (War Horse), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Roger Allam (Tamara Drewe), Phil Davis (Vera Drake), Frances de la Tour (The History Boys) and Milo Parker (Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails).