In honor of the Mr. Holmes movie release this weekend, starring
Gandalf Sir Ian McKellen, we wanted to look back at the various faces of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s infamous detective.
The original text describes Holmes as “over six feet” tall and “excessively lean”, with sharp, piercing eyes and a “hawk-like nose” (A Study in Scarlet). But his incarnation on screen has run the gamut from young to old, bookish to brawny. No other character has been portrayed more often on the big screen – over 250 times, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue Reading ›