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Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes found, writer says

LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- A new biography of Jerome Caminada, a detective in Victorian England, suggests he was the model for fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
Benedict Cumberbatch appears in 'Sesame Street' video

Benedict Cumberbatch appears in 'Sesame Street' video

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A "Sesame Street" video featuring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch alongside Count von Count and Murray the monster has become an Internet sensation.
'Sherlock' Season 3 premiere seen by 9.2M in the U.K.

'Sherlock' Season 3 premiere seen by 9.2M in the U.K.

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- About 9.2 million viewers tuned in for Wednesday's Season 3 U.K. premiere of "Sherlock," the mystery series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
'Sherlock Holmes' declared part of public domain

'Sherlock Holmes' declared part of public domain

Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Judge rules any "Sherlock Holmes" elements written prior to Jan. 1, 1923, are in the public domain in the United States.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
'Sherlock' special to air on PBS Jan. 12

'Sherlock' special to air on PBS Jan. 12

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- PBS says it plans to air a special called "Unlocking Sherlock" Jan. 12, a week ahead of the U.S. premiere of Season 3 of the British mystery series, "Sherlock."
'Sherlock' debuts third season trailer, in which Watson has grown a mustache

'Sherlock' debuts third season trailer, in which Watson has grown a mustache

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Benedict Cumberbatch's wry detective is back from the dead in the hit series' season three trailer.
Kate Stanton
Sherlock Holmes exhibition headed to Ohio science museum

Sherlock Holmes exhibition headed to Ohio science museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, a tribute to the fictional sleuth, is to open Feb. 8 at Ohio's Center of Science and Industry.

It's now Merkel's Europe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Like the dog in Sherlock Holmes that failed to bark in the night, the significant event of the latest European summit was what did not happen. It did not concentrate on American bugging of the phones and emails of European leaders.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
'Sherlock' to return to PBS Jan. 19

'Sherlock' to return to PBS Jan. 19

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Season 3 of "Sherlock" will premiere in the United States under PBS' "Masterpiece" programming banner Jan. 19, EW.com reported Wednesday.
Laura Benanti to guest star on 'Elementary'

Laura Benanti to guest star on 'Elementary'

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Broadway actress and singer Laura Benanti is to guest star on the mystery series "Elementary," CBS announced.

Guy Ritchie to film scenes for 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' in Italy

CAPRAROLA, Italy, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- British director Guy Ritchie is filming scenes for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." at the Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola, Italy, Italian news agency ANSA reported.
Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in movie

Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in movie

TORONTO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- British actor Ian McKellen is to play retired detective Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's film "A Slight Trick of the Mind," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Hugh Grant lands role in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

Hugh Grant lands role in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Actor Hugh Grant is to play the head of British Naval Intelligence in the upcoming film "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Anthony Peckham tapped to write fifth 'Bourne' movie

Anthony Peckham tapped to write fifth 'Bourne' movie

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures is moving forward with the fifth film of the "Bourne" franchise, hiring Anthony Peckham to pen the script, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Lars Mikkelsen to play villain in Season 3 of 'Sherlock'

Lars Mikkelsen to play villain in Season 3 of 'Sherlock'

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen is to play a villain in Season 3 of "Sherlock," the detective drama's producer Sue Vertue announced via Twitter.
Martin Freeman's John Watson to wed during Season 3 of 'Sherlock'

Martin Freeman's John Watson to wed during Season 3 of 'Sherlock'

SAN DIEGO, July 19 (UPI) -- "Sherlock" co-creator Steven Moffat says John Watson, Sherlock Holmes' sidekick in sleuthing on the British drama series, will get married next season.
Rhys Ifans joins cast of 'Elementary' for Season 2

Rhys Ifans joins cast of 'Elementary' for Season 2

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- Welsh-born actor Rhys Ifans is joining the cast of the New York-set detective series "Elementary," CBS announced Wednesday.
Jared Harris and Allegra Riggio get engaged

Jared Harris and Allegra Riggio get engaged

MALIBU, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- Actor Jared Harris has proposed to his longtime girlfriend, TV personality and lighting designer Allegra Riggio, on a Malibu beach at sunset, E! said.

Philippe Rousselot receives first Cannes cinematography award

CANNES, France, May 26 (UPI) -- Philippe Rousselot said receiving the first-ever Cannes Film Festival award for cinematography is an honor for all cinematographers.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
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'Elementary' producer dishes about show's visit to London

'Elementary' producer dishes about show's visit to London

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- "Elementary" creator Robert Doherty says he is looking forward to taking his New York-set detective drama to London for the show's Season 2 premiere episode.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Season 2 premiere episode of 'Elementary' to take place in London

Season 2 premiere episode of 'Elementary' to take place in London

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- The Season 2 premiere episode of the New York-set private-detective series "Elementary" is to be shot in London this summer, CBS announced Thursday.
Natalie Dormer to play Irene Adler on 'Elementary'

Natalie Dormer to play Irene Adler on 'Elementary'

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- British actress Natalie Dormer is to begin a three-episode arc playing Sherlock Holmes' former lover, Irene Adler, on "Elementary," CBS announced.

Commentary: Close but no SIGAR -- yet

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Inspector Sopko is slowly but surely unraveling the biggest scandal of the decade -- U.S. aid to Afghanistan.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
20.8 million tune in for 'Elementary' after Super Bowl

20.8 million tune in for 'Elementary' after Super Bowl

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- About 20.8 million viewers tuned in for an episode of the New York-set Sherlock Holmes mystery series "Elementary" after the Super Bowl, CBS said.
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