Mr. Holmes Teaser Trailer (2015)

Teaser trailer for Mr. Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes revisits his final case with the help of a young protégé.

Ian McKellen took a beekeeping course before filming, and never got stung during filming.

McKellen also refused to read any of the Sherlock Holmes novels before playing the part. He said that he had learned the hard way from making the Lord of the Rings films, that being familiar with the source material only leads you to question what has been left out of the script and why.

This is the fourth collaboration between Laura Linney and director Bill Condon.

Condon also directed McKellen in Gods and Monsters, where he also played an older man trying to overcome his failing mental faculties.

Another Sherlock connection....Condon also directed Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate. Cumberbatch plays Sherlock in the BBC TV series.

Mr. Holmes Teaser Trailer Screencap

Who better to play an ageing Sherlock Holmes than one of Britain's finest actors, Sir Ian McKellen? I will be very biased here because I am a proud Brit and I am also a massive fan of McKellen's work.

While I am fully aware that Sherlock Holmes is fictional, there is still something quite heartbreaking about seeing him slowly fall into the black hole of dementia. Mr. Holmes follows the eponymous detective who is now an elderly gentleman residing in the country.

A young boy named Roger befriends him and together they set out to solve his very last case, only Holmes' memory is fading and he relies on Roger's energy, enthusiasm and intuition more and more.
This trailer is delightful; bright, sunny, and totally charming. McKellen as Holmes is just perfect casting and you know the scene that got me the most? When he answers the boy and has to look on his shirt sleeve, where he's written his name, to remember it. Anyone who has cared for elderly relatives will know h0w heartbreaking such a simple action can be to watch.

Mr. Holmes is a lovely, lovely film but you will need tissues because it's a real tear-jerker. Totally underrated, Linney and McKellen's performances are subtle yet completely captivating and though at times the plot is a little thin and things move a little slowly, overall it's a fabulous watch.

1 min 19 sec


Posted On
March 04, 2015
Bill Condon

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Ian McKellen
Milo Parker
Laura Linney
Hattie Morahan
Patrick Kennedy
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