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The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle (2005)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Henshall) is the author of the famous Sherlock Holmes books. This movie shows us how Doyle came up with the idea of the 'super detective' and how he uses the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tim McInnerny ... Selden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bett John Bett ... Charles Doyle
Emily Blunt ... Jean Leckie
Gemma Burns Gemma Burns ... Maid
Anthony Calf ... Bryan Charles Walker
Richard Conlon Richard Conlon ... Bold Student
Allan Corduner ... Greenhough Smith
Brian Cox ... Dr. Joseph Bell
Sinéad Cusack ... Mary Doyle
Douglas Henshall ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Laura D. McBryde Laura D. McBryde ... Forensic Corpse
Brian Pettifer ... Harry How
Anne Raitt Anne Raitt ... Medium
Saskia Reeves ... Louise Doyle
Ralph Riach Ralph Riach ... Cleeve
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Henshall) is the author of the famous Sherlock Holmes books. This movie shows us how Doyle came up with the idea of the 'super detective' and how he uses the techniques of his mentor Joseph Bell (Cox) in his books. After his father dies, Doyle has to take care of his wife Reeves, who is very ill. This becomes tricky when he falls in love. Written by Horrorificus

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes és Arthur Conan Doyle furcsa esete See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Brian Cox appeared in Nuremberg with Christopher Plummer, X2 with Ian McKellen, and Zodiac with Robert Downey, Jr. All three of those actors have played Sherlock Holmes. See more »

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Fiction or semi-biography
7 August 2005 | by stippySee all my reviews

I saw the film for the first time at BBC on July the 27 of 2005. For me it was a good interpretation of the person Conan Doyle,and I truly wonder what the sherlock fans think about it. I also think it is a movie for these fans whether they agree or not what is mentioned.You may ask yourself was A.C. Doyle a strong person or did he put himself in question. However he was the creator of the famous Holmes,but how much of it was a sort of semi-biography? Not the less I strongly put this adaption forward, it is a movie you have to see - even if you aren't interested in the Sherlock Holmes movies or books - look a it , enjoy yourself and have your own opinion of it.


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