L'acteur anglais Rupert Everett devrait tourner cet été deux nouveaux Sherlock Holmes pour la BBC. Ian Hart, qui jouait déjà Watson, dans le précédent Chien des Baskerville avec Richard Roxburgh, reprend son rôle. Les téléfilms seront diffusés en Angleterre à la fin de l'année à priori. Va falloir être patient...
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Rupert Everett comes to BBC ONE as Sherlock Holmes
Following the success of Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes is returning to BBC ONE later this year with Rupert Everett as the sleuthing lead and Ian Hart reprising his role as Holmes' sidekick, Watson. "We're absolutely thrilled that Ian is reprising his role as the inimitable Doctor Watson and that Rupert Everett is to take on the role of Holmes, in what is a landmark piece of casting," said Greg Brenman, Executive Producer at Tiger Aspect.
"The fact that Rupert ? with a highly successful film career ? was attracted to the script is a real testament to the quality of Allan Cubitt?s writing, Simon Cellan Jones' direction and the production team." The original screenplay by Allan Cubitt ? who also wrote a visceral adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Hound of the Baskervilles as a thriller for a 21st Century audience ? re-unites an estranged Holmes and his friend Doctor John Watson in a desperate bid to solve a case which threatens to overwhelm the privilege and tranquillity of Edwardian aristocratic society.
The Tiger Aspect production will begin filming in London in August, and will be directed by Simon Cellan-Jones and produced by Elinor Day.
The BBC has not ruled out the possibility of further Sherlock Holmes films in the future. Gareth Neame, BBC Head of Drama Commissioning adds: "Audiences on BBC ONE were thrilled by Allan Cubitt's adaptation of Hound of the Baskervilles, so we were delighted to have this original Holmes and Watson mystery from Allan and the same production team.
"Rupert Everett seems an absolutely perfect Holmes."
Hound of the Baskervilles was broadcast Christmas 2002 and received an audience of over 7.5m viewers.
The announcement follows rumours that Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are to play Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in a new one-off drama for ITV1.