New Metro Blog - The Look of Sherlock

Here’s our latest Sherlock blog for Metro UK, where we dig into what makes the series so visually distinctive.

Read the Blog on the Metro UK website.

Paul McGuigan isn’t directing on Sherlock Series Three

Paul McGuigan has confirmed that he is not working on any episodes of Sherlock Series Three.

The director called the shots on four episodes of Sherlock across both the previous series - S1E1: A Study in Pink; S1E3: The Great Game; S2E1: A Scandal in Belgravia; and S2E2: The Hounds of Baskerville - each noted for their visually inventive and daring style, as well as his control in interpreting the script and handling the performances of the cast.   

Paul posted a pair of Tweets on his account in the early hours of Saturday March 9:

"Toronto to New York…scouting for locations. I guess by now you’ve worked out that sadly I won’t be directing the next season of #Sherlock.”

#sherlock has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my working life as a director but now I have a movie to make…so stay tuned x”

Read more on Paul McGuigan’s upcoming plans on our website.

Sherlock’s Paul McGuigan to direct Daniel Radcliffe in new Frankenstein?
Daniel Radcliffe is reportedly in final talks to star in the new version of Frankenstein, produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by Paul McGuigan. Paul is of course the director of four episodes of Sherlock - A Study in Pink, The Great Game, A Scandal in Belgravia and The Hounds of Baskerville. 
The film is currently slated to begin production in late-summer 2013. 
Read more of the potential casting news on Variety.

Sherlock’s Paul McGuigan to direct Daniel Radcliffe in new Frankenstein?

Daniel Radcliffe is reportedly in final talks to star in the new version of Frankenstein, produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by Paul McGuigan. Paul is of course the director of four episodes of Sherlock - A Study in Pink, The Great Game, A Scandal in Belgravia and The Hounds of Baskerville.

The film is currently slated to begin production in late-summer 2013.

Read more of the potential casting news on Variety.

Sherlock at tonight’s 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

Today, Sunday September 23 2012, sees the reveal of the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards.

After being nominated in a total of thirteen categories, Sherlock sadly didn’t take away any awards from eight eligible nominations last Saturday at the Craft Awards, but remains nominated in five categories at tonight’s ceremony.

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Sherlock - Behind the Scenes: Vatican Cameos, Alan Rickman, and the Phantom Camera

It’s one of the most memorable moments in A Scandal in Belgravia. On realising the safe in Irene’s flat is booby trapped, Sherlock yells out a ‘safe word’ that he and John have decided on as an alert to take immediate evasive action: the canon-referencing “Vatican Cameos!” The scene then decends into a slow motion ballet as our heroes disarm the nefarious CIA agents. But how was this stunning imagery captured?

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Do you know if the Sherlock Masterclass at Edinburgh International Television Festival will be filmed? They seem to have a YouTube channel but I can't find any specifics about that particuler Masterclass. Thank you!

It’s too early to say unfortunately, but we can be ever hopeful. We may find out nearer the time of the festival itself, and rest assured we’ll update as soon as we know. It seems the panel is one of the smaller ones at the festival, taking place in a 300 seat auditorium of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

UPDATE from Question in comments:
If you purchase a pass to MGEITF is there no guarantee you will be admitted to the Sherlock Masterclass? Is it first come first served? I’m in Northern Ireland so trying to decide whether or not the cost of a pass + flight would be worthwhile. Thanks

Again it’s unfortunately too early to say what the ticketing process for events at MGETIF will actually be, but since a pass covers the entire festival, ‘first come first served’ is an distinct possibility. It’s also worth weighing up the fact the Masterclass only lasts an hour in length if you are looking to attend just for that event.

Benedict Cumberbatch joins Sherlock Masterclass at Edinburgh International Television Festival

Just released by the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival comes the news that Benedict Cumberbatch will be joining the already announced Sherlock Masterclass at the festival, ‘alongside Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Paul McGuigan. They’ll be discussing the process of creating and realising this modern TV masterpiece, with some exclusive insights into what to expect from the forthcoming season.’

And from the MGEITF website:

From its conception on a train journey to international success story, Sherlock has been one of the most significant break out hits of recent years.

A hit with viewers and critics alike, Sherlock has broken new ground with a bold visual style and cliff-hangers that have its sizeable cult following feverish with anticipation.

The creative team behind the success discuss how it was conceived, produced and cast and give an insight into the way that the brand has been successfully exploited to the global marketplace, while maintaining its integrity.  Plus how an innovative online presence has embraced the fans of Conan Doyle’s original stories and created a following way beyond the terrestrial broadcast.

The writers will also reveal news about the much anticipated third series…

The panel takes place on August 24 2012, running for an hour between 16:45BST until 17:45BST at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Passes for the festival are available for media professionals and the general public, but come at a bit of a premium price!

SHERLOCK CAST AND CREW MAKE THE BROADCAST HOT 100 LIST

Benedict Cumberbatch, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sue Vertue and Paul McGuigan have all made this year’s Broadcast Hot 100 list.

The list is published annually by Broadcast, a renowned UK television industry trade magazine, to highlight the 100 hottest figures in the business right now. 

The list pulls profiles on the top 100 spread across eight categories, outlining those at the forefront of broadcasting’s digital future, and those key figures who are determining the direction of the industry. From directors bringing difficult subject matter to screen, influential commissioners, and behind the scenes talent, to significant figures in sound and vision, and a host of emerging stars on screen, the Broadcast Hot 100 picks out those who stand out from the thousands of industry specialists.

Below are each of Sherlock’s entries on the list, along with their respective category.

Producers:
Sue Vertue - Sherlock; Me and Mrs Jones

Directors:
Paul McGuigan - Sherlock

Writers:
Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss - Sherlock; Doctor Who

Talent:
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock, Parade’s End

UK: Sherlock director Paul McGuigan’s film Lucky Number Slevin is showing on Channel 4 at 22:50BST tonight. For more info please see here.

Is there anywhere that has all the photos from the scandal in belgravia photoshoot posted together?

When you say "A Scandal in Belgravia photoshoot", do you mean the official images? If so, we’re afraid to say we know of no official online gallery that contains ALL the previously released shots.

Unfortunately only a limited number of the on set and promotional imagery has been released online and in print, as there were literally hundreds taken during series 2. Sadly however, most will never be released.

Sherlockology will be adding a number of galleries to our site soon including the full collection of released images for series 1 and 2, and also a number of previously unseen official promotional and behind the scenes shots from both series. We’ll announce across our social media platforms (Twitter, FaceBook, Tumblr and Instagram) when these additional sections of the site have been added.

In the meantime, we have quite an extensive collection of photographs we took from series 2 during the making of A Scandle in Belgravia and The Reichenbach Fall on FaceBook.