Sherlock cast to feature in upcoming NT Live broadcasts
National Theatre Live, the international broadcast programme that brings acclaimed stage productions from the UK to cinemas around the world, has just announced some of their upcoming screenings.
Due first, in the later stages of 2013, are further repeated encore screenings of Danny Boyle’s multi award winning production of Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the alternating roles of Creature and Creator. The hugely popular screenings will be entering their third organised encore from October 31 2013, after the initial recording of the play in 2011. Read more here on the NT Live website, and check out our past review of the play here on our website.
Then early next year, Mark Gatiss features alongside Tom Hiddleston in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. The new production of the play, which begins performances at the theatre in December 2013, will be beamed live into cinemas on January 30 2014. Read more here on the NT Live Website.
On Saturday June 1 2013, a special event was held in Bristol during CrimeFest, the International Crime Fiction Convention. Named ‘Creating Sherlock’, an early afternoon panel saw Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Sue Vertue discuss the inception of the series and the status of production on the third, which is currently on a brief production hiatus until later in the summer. As Steven Moffat noted, in typically amusing fashion while acknowledging the protracted development of the new series around other projects, “We’ve just sort of stopped for a bit while Martin [Freeman] pops back to New Zealand for a bit to film more of The Hobbit. We’re actually going to resume shooting Sherlock next Christmas.” While Mark Gatiss jokingly concluded, “This is an exclusive, as it’s actually going to be nine films.”
June 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper Anagram is now ready to solve!
Month six of 2013, and that means it’s once again time to solve our monthly anagrams in either Easy or Hard mode to download your desktop calendar. Following feedback, we’ve tried to tailor the answers to be suited to their advertised difficulty! As a hint, both answers relate to the pixelated image above… You will of course have to use your skills of deduction to arrange the letters into the correct order to solve the Sherlock related anagram to gain access to the wallpaper download.
After a period of quiet, premium limited edition collectibles manufacturer Big Chief Studios Limited has posted a brief update on their eagerly anticipated and officially licenced Sherlock 1:6 scale collector figures:
“We are also well into development for both Sherlock and Watson 1:6 scale figures, working on costume tailoring and pack design right now. We plan to have these figures made available for pre-order in July. Both figures are scheduled for delivery in Q4 in time for the holidays.”
The original post, which also includes details on the companies’ upcoming Doctor Who product releases, can be seen here.
“To have played that character is, I think, an answer to most actor’s dreams.” - Peter Cushing, on portraying Sherlock Holmes.
Peter Wilton Cushing was born one hundred years ago today in Kenley in Surrey, but lived out the later stages of his life in Whitstable in Kent, a beautiful seaside town where one member of Sherlockology lives. While we are a website dedicated to the modern BBC Series, we also have a far wider ranging interest in the numerous other interpretations of Sherlock Holmes, and from a personal perspective Peter Cushing’s portrayals of the character have always sat close to home for us, quite literally.
This weekend only on Sherlockabilia – MX Publishing’s ‘Benedict Bundle’ has 20% off!
To celebrate the conclusion of filming on Sherlock S3E2: The Sign of Three, and to mark the three day Bank Holiday in the UK and Memorial Day weekend in the USA, MX Publishing are offering a 20% discount on three bundled books on Sherlockabilia, our new online store, until 23:59BST on Monday May 27 2013.
Sherlock S3E2: The Sign of Three completes filming
Filming has completed today on the second block of Sherlock filming - largely comprising Sherlock S3E2: The Sign of Three - after four weeks of work which began on Monday April 22 2013. The second episode of the third series is written by Stephen Thompson and directed by Colm McCarthy.
Filming of The Sign of Three has taken place in cities in England and Wales familiar to the Sherlock production team, including an extensive period of work in Bristol at the beginning of the schedule. London also once again paid host to the series towards the end of the shoot, while filming itself wrapped on stage in Cardiff just before 20:00BST this evening.
Additional material for S3E1: The Empty Hearse was also shot during the latter stages of this second block of filming, under the direction of Jeremy Lovering.
Production on Sherlock Series Three will now take a scheduled break, to allow cast and crew to fulfil other long planned obligations.
Cast and crew are due to fully reconvene in late July 2013 for filming on the third episode of the series, written by Steven Moffat.
Exclusive - while stocks last, pre-publication copies for the UK and Europe from Sherlockology. Yes, their new online shop is live as of yesterday and to celebrate we’ve given them a stack of copies exclusively ahead of publication. You’ll also be helping keep the amazing Sherlockology site going and growing as the world’s #1 independent BBC Sherlock site….