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Sherlock Holmes as a Senior Citizen?

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Sherlock Holmes as a senior citizen?   (photo image courtesy of Gage Skidmore)

I’m actually sort of liking the idea!  Apparently Sir Ian McKellan will play the aging detective in a movie called ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’.

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you will know the amazing Sir Ian McKellan from the Hobbit movies (Gandalf) and the X-Men movies, among many, many other roles in a brilliant career spanning several decades.

The director will be Bill Condon, who also directed ‘Fifth Estate’ with Benedict Cumberbatch of BBC Sherlock Fame.

The plot line will follow a retired Sherlock Holmes living in a quiet village with his housekeeper and her sleuthing son.  He is haunted by an old unsolved case and must deal with the realities of an aging mind, causing him to question his mental powers.

I think this will be very different from anything Sherlock we have ever seen.  It looks like a promising endeavor.  Bill Condon and Ian McKellan worked together on Gods and Monsters’ , earning  a Best Actor nomination for McKellan and winning a Best Screenplay for Condon.

So while viewing Sherlock Holmes as a senior citizen in the not so prime of his life will be different, I think it will be a high quality addition to the Everything Sherlock catalogue.

In the meantime, you can sink your teeth into some other classic Ian McKellan movies and posters …

 

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17 Responses to Sherlock Holmes as a Senior Citizen?

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Thanks for pointing this out Anita. Sir Ian McKellan is a tremendous actor. Definitely will stay tuned on this one.

  2. I like this idea of Sherlock Holmes as a Senior Citizen. He can’t stay young forever since getting older is a fact of life. This will get the message out that just because we get older, it doesn’t mean we are useless.
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  3. I can totally see him as Sherlock and would love to see him and the movie too. I’m a huge Sherlock fan and didn’t think those movies that were recently done did him any justice at all.
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  4. Jenn says:

    I like the idea of Sherlock as a senior. Brings in a different audience.
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  5. I think this is just a brilliant and fun twist on things. I am SO looking forward to it!
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  6. Ian McKellan is an amazing actor and I would be super excited to see him playing an older Sherlock. I hope it happens because I’d seriously love to see this.
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  7. Having him in the role of Sherlock REALLY makes me want to see this movie. I became a huge fan during the LOTR movies but he’s great in everything he’s in. I’m so glad you mentioned this because I hadn’t heard about it! And you know, people really do work to a lot older these days which is great!
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  8. Sarah Bailey says:

    What an interesting concept I wonder what it will be like 🙂 x
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  9. Cyndie says:

    Since I am officially AARP this year, I think this is a great idea.

    • Anita Breeze says:

      It certainly does speak to the numbers of boomers and zoomers out there that will love a more senior Sherlock!

  10. That is really a unique idea. I like the idea of having a show about an older Sherlock Holmes. They picked a great actor for the part too.
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  11. Pam says:

    This is going to be an exciting new twist on the Sherlock saga. I look forward to it.

  12. REALLY?! I love him! So many good things to watch…so little time…
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  13. Love love Sir Ian McKellan! I’m so watching this film when it comes out.
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