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This weekend we can look forward to the great Sir Ian McKellen assume the role of one of the most beloved characters in British literature, that famous sleuth in the deerstalker hat, Mr. Sherlock Holmes of 221-B Baker Street.

As you’ve probably noticed there has been a slew of Holmes related TV and movies lately, from Guy Ritchie’s popular Sherlock Holmes series with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, to the British updating Sherlock to the American updating Elementary.  Clearly the words “public domain” are music to a producers ears.  Sherlock Holmes is one of greatest characters ever created.  Exceedingly intelligent but also reserved, arrogant, rude, and completely obsessed with the mystery at hand.  Any producer can adapt one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, or commission a screenwriter to fabricate their own Holmes adventure.  The character has instant name recognition and they don’t have to pay a dime…

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