Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington attending the BAFTA TV Awards 2013 this evening in London
Just a little note - two years ago today, we set up a little Twitter account named Sherlockology, which has grown into something that completely eclipses any expectations we may have had on May 11 2011.
So on what is effectively our second Birthday, we just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the hundreds of thousands of others who follow us on our social media accounts and on our website!
Now, we’re off to celebrate with lunch at Speedy’s Cafe! Thanks everyone!
Watch the first teaser trailer for apocalyptic pub crawl comedy The World’s End, featuring Martin Freeman
Nice profile piece from the Guardian on Martin Freeman, with new quotes from him on filming Sherlock S3.
Read the article here.
Principal photography has begun today on the second episode of Sherlock Series Three.
Sherlock S3E2: The Sign of Three
Written by Stephen Thompson, Directed by Colm McCarthy
The episode will film over the next few weeks and will complete shooting next month. Following the wrap on The Sign of Three, a long scheduled break in production will occur to allow cast and crew to fulfil other commitments. Production will then resume later in the summer with the filming of Sherlock S3E3. The final episode in Series Three will be written by Steven Moffat, but the director is currently unannounced.
As previously noted, this is the first time the episodes in a series of Sherlock are being produced in episode order. Series One saw production begin with S1E3: The Great Game, followed by S1E2: The Blind Banker and S1E1: A Study in Pink, while Series Two commenced with S2E2: The Hounds of Baskerville, then S2E3: The Reichenbach Fall and S2E1: A Scandal in Belgravia.
And finally, as we said when S3E1: The Empty Hearse started production, these are our promises to our readers:
- We will never reveal ANY plot spoilers for the new series ahead of the broadcast of the new episodes unless they are officially sanctioned for release by the production team.
- We are not able to publicise any location filming that we may become aware of ahead of time due to issues of confidentiality, and the possibility of impacting the work of the cast and crew. Large numbers of people standing in a crowd have the potential to affect the filming, and we will be trying our best to ensure the crew has a minimum of disruption.
Principal photography has completed on Sherlock S3E1: The Empty Hearse, after four weeks of filming which began on Monday March 18 2013. The episode is written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Jeremy Lovering.
During the past month, the production returned to Cardiff, Newport and Bristol - used in both previous series - to film exterior and interior locations for the episode, as well as making a first trip to Cheltenham for two days of work. Filming culminated with an intensive six day schedule in London, including a return visit to Speedy’s Café in North Gower Street to capture scenes around the iconic front door of 221B Baker Street.
Barring any additional pick-up shooting in the future, The Empty Hearse will now enter post-production.
Next on the filming schedule is Sherlock S3E2: The Sign of Three, written by Stephen Thompson and directed by Colm McCarthy, which will begin production soon.
Martin Freeman’s hobbit got more than 1.6 million votes on social media to take home the coveted Golden Popcorn at Sunday’s show.
The battle for Best Hero has raged on on Twitter and Instagram for over a week between the fans of one beloved Hobbit and a storybook princess-turned-warrior.
What began as a race among six nominees — Bilbo Baggins, Snow White, Iron Man, Batman, Catwoman and Hulk — became an all-out Internet war among fans of Martin Freeman and “Snow White and the Huntsman” leading lady Kristen Stewart. Fans of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” can take a victory lap around The Shire after rallying 1,637,179 votes for their hero.
Filming on Sherlock Series Three is about to enter an important stage.
Sue Vertue, producer on the series, has sent us the following statement:
Hi, Sue Vertue here.
As many of you are aware, we’ll soon be embarking on our first London leg of filming for series 3. I’m also aware that there is quite a lot of speculation about where we’re shooting when. I can’t stress how much we the Producers and Benedict, Martin and the rest of the cast appreciate your love and dedication to our show - we’ll endeavour to live up to your expectations for Series 3.
What I am nervous about is that our London shooting schedule is punishing and will really give us very little time to interact with you. The actors really hope you understand that.
Also, and I know this is probably asking a lot, the majority of fans and indeed ourselves would REALLY appreciate it if you didn’t post pictures or spoilers or ideally our daily locations.
Thanks for your understanding. Sue x
SHERLOCK S2E3: THE REICHENBACH FALL TRAILER
Presenting the sixth in our series of exclusive trailers edited by Lee Dawson!
Concerning Hobbits (and Sherlock)
“Martin essentially is a hobbit, and by that I mean he’s a wonderful British character who was reluctant to leave the Shire and uproot his idyllic home life. (He doesn’t, to the best of my knowledge, have hairy feet.) He was also reluctant to let down his Sherlock co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch, and the BBC, by deserting their second series, which clashed with our dates. He’s an honourable man and a wonderful actor. Once he’d read, the filmmakers knew they’d found their Bilbo. When the date clash occurred, we went into overdrive to tape alternatives to present to Peter [Jackson] but the realisation grew that Peter, Fran [Walsh] and Philippa [Boyens] would never settle on anyone else in that role and so the plan was hatched to accommodate his Sherlock dates, by filming other cast members and editing the movies during his absences.”
- Amy Hubbard, UK Casting Director, taken from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Chronicles Volume II: Creatures and Characters.
The second in an ongoing series of superb hardcovers detailing the production of the movie trilogy, the extensively illustrated and detailed book covers the creation of all the myriad beings of Middle Earth as seen in the first film, from Stone Giants to Sebastian the Hedgehog!
The book is published on April 8 2013 in the UK and April 9 2013 in the USA.