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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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'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
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Sherlock Holmes
American actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the world premiere of "Sherlock Holmes" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on December 14, 2009. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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Sherlock Holmes ( /ˈʃɜrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first story, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.

All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown both to Holmes and to Watson.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sherlock Holmes."
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