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Cumberbatch and Gatiss in the papers

a couple of short pieces in today's Observer:

Mark Gatiss on Billy Wilder's film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes;

and a brief interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, who continues to do good things.


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Nov. 7th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
Oooooh! Thanks for sharing these links! I knew that Steven Moffat was a big fan of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (and it's not a surprise that Mark Gatiss is a fan as well), but I didn't realize that it was such a big inspiration for Sherlock. I thought they might have taken some inspiration from it (especially in terms of the Sherlock/Mycroft relationship), but it's great to have it confirmed. Uh, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is my favourite Sherlock Holmes film of all time and Robert Stephens is my second favourite Holmes (after Jeremy Brett).

Sorry. Went off on a bit of a Holmes geekfest there. *g* The article about Benedict Cumberbatch is also great. I love that anecdote about him almost going into hysterics because of the reaction he's received from fans.
Nov. 7th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
very glad you enjoyed them. I must seek out the film as I've never seen it!
Nov. 7th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
I definitely recommend The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. It's worth it for the brilliant dialogue alone! :-)

Speaking of film recs, I accidentally ordered Maurice from Amazon.ca the other day. *g* You probably know this, but there are interviews with the cast and screenwriter of Maurice on YouTube. It gave me some great background on the film and allowed me to drool over Rupert Graves:


Nov. 7th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
that sounds like a very happy accident. *grins*

yes, kopoushka gave me a link to the extras - sadly my DVD does not have them so I've only seen them on YouTube. James Wilby was also very useful when trying to imagine what Maurice would be like in his forties!
Nov. 11th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
I now have The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - thanks for adding your rec to Mr Gatiss's!
Nov. 11th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful! I hope you enjoy it! :-D

I'll be sure to let you know when I've had a chance to watch Maurice. I'm having it sent to my parents (as packages sent to me tend to get lost or stolen), so I may not get my hands on it for a couple of weeks. However, I'm sure it's worth the wait.
Nov. 7th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
Oh great, Cumberbatch. Just be more fucking awesome why don't you? Because it wasn't like I was descending into flailing lunacy already.

*grits teeth and tries to remind self is too old for schoolgirl crushes*

Nov. 7th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
just when you think he can't get any more so, he does...

*has given up gritting teeth as it does not work*
Nov. 7th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Yes! What you said. Agreement with EVERYTHING.
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