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Post-Fargo, Martin Freeman heads to West End to play Richard III

Shakespeare’s Richard III. Seems like a logical next step after Fargo, right? Not sure Martin Freeman will be pulling much from his performance as Lester Nygaard but he will be following in the footsteps of fellow Sherlock co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch, and head to the Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End beginning this summer to tackle […]

Benedict Cumberbatch signs on for Hamlet in 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch, everyone’s favorite TV Sherlock, will return to the stage in August 2015 to play Hamlet in the play of the same name at London’s Barbican Theatre in the West End. Many will remember that this isn’t Cumberbatch’s first trip to the stage. He previously appeared in the National Theatre production of Frankenstein, directed […]

So, you want to be the next Hercule Poirot?

After watching the brilliant Sir David Suchet for the last 25+ years lend his excellence to the creation of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, it would be hard to imagine anyone even attempting to re-create perfection should another Poirot series materialize somewhere, someday. Of course, I said the same thing in the 1980′s when finding it […]

‘Sherlock 4′ may have a 2016 time stamp on it

***Caution: Sherlock 3 spoilers ahead*** It’s been a whirlwind month both in the UK and America. What fans of brilliant telly (im)patiently waited two years for is now over. What took a mere 12 days to play out on BBC One was stretched to a lengthy 14 days on PBS. Sherlock 3 is done. It’s […]

‘Sherlock’ producers hint at quick series 4 turnaround…

Much like the feeling that engulfs America the day after the 7th game of the World Series, the UK will wake up Monday morning struggling with the knowledge that Sherlock 3 has come to a close. In the U.S., no matter who wins the final game of the October classic, the only thing that is […]

Must See TV: PBS to ‘Unlock Sherlock’ tonight after ‘Downton Abbey’

As PBS ‘unlocks Sherlock’ at 10pET, following the second episode of Downton Abbey, we move inside of one week until the long, long, long-awaited return of Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The one-hour special explores how writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss created the BBC/PBS series. In addition, the special goes behind-the-scenes on […]

‘Sherlock 3′: Let’s talk…then, let’s meet Arwel Wyn Jones

As the UK inches closer and closer to that magical ‘do not disturb’ moment on 1 January with the long-awaited premiere of Sherlock, fortunately, there are daily bits and bobs to keep us occupied until broadcast. Following the Christmas Day release of “Many Happy Returns”, the Sherlock prequel mini-episode, comes today’s bit of greatness with […]

Moriarty (ok, Andrew Scott) added to cast of ‘Frankenstein’

How do you pass the time between when the broadcast of Sherlock 3 is in our rearview mirror and preliminary production filming begins on Sherlock 4? If you’re Sherlock director, Paul McGuigan, you take on the newest adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, obviously. McGuigan directed four episodes during the first two series of the runaway […]

‘National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage’ coming to PBS’ Great Performances

Set your DVR now for Friday, February 14 on PBS at 8pm CT / 9pm ET on PBS. Great Performances “National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage” is coming to your local public television station (8:00pm on KERA Channel 13 in North Texas).   Founded in 1963, the Royal National Theatre has provided London residents and […]

Sherlock composer raises the ‘epic quotient’ for series 3

Given all the endless questions circling the Internets concerning Sherlock Holmes’ series 2 ender leap off the rooftop of St Barts Hospital, how can you possibly up the ‘epic ante’ when it comes to the forthcoming BBC/PBS series 3 of Sherlock? Anticipation for the early 2014 return (January 19 on PBS/early January on BBC One) […]

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