In 'Mr Holmes', directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bill Condon ('Gods and Monsters'), Ian McKellen takes on the legendary role of Sherlock Holmes, one of British literature’s most iconic characters.
In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement.
Starring Academy Award nominee Laura Linney ('The Savages') as housekeeper Mrs Munro, 'Mr Holmes' is adapted from Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel 'A Slight Trick of the Mind'.
★★★★ "Ian McKellen brings affection and grace to a whimsical portrait" - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer