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Robert Downey Jr. to be Oscar presenter

Robert Downey Jr. to be Oscar presenter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. is to be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced.
Downey to lead voice cast in 'Peabody'

Downey to lead voice cast in 'Peabody'

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Robert Downey Jr. is to lend his voice to the dog character Mr. Peabody in the animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," DreamWorks Animation said.
Fry lands 'Sherlock' sequel role

Fry lands 'Sherlock' sequel role

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- British author and actor Stephen Fry has been cast in the role of Sherlock Holmes's older brother in Guy Ritchie's sequel to his 2009 film "Sherlock Holmes."
Sherlock Holmes to return to big screen

Sherlock Holmes to return to big screen

HOLLYWOOD, May 28 (UPI) -- It's elementary, dear moviegoers, "Sherlock Holmes" will have a sequel with U.S. actor Robert Downey Jr. reprising the title role.
'Avatar' tops U.S. DVD sales, rentals

'Avatar' tops U.S. DVD sales, rentals

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- "Avatar" is No. 1 on the DVD sales and rental charts in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.
'Avatar' tops U.S. DVD sales chart

'Avatar' tops U.S. DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.
'Sherlock' tops DVD sales, rental charts

'Sherlock' tops DVD sales, rental charts

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- "Sherlock Holmes" is No. 1 on the DVD sales and rental charts in the United States, Rentrak said Thursday.
'Squeakquel' is top-selling DVD in U.S.

'Squeakquel' is top-selling DVD in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak said Thursday.
'Squeakquel' is No. 1 DVD in U.S.

'Squeakquel' is No. 1 DVD in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.
'Sherlock Holmes' passes $500M milestone

'Sherlock Holmes' passes $500M milestone

BURBANK, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- The London-set mystery comedy "Sherlock Holmes" has crossed the $500 million mark globally, Warner Bros. said.

'Hurt,' 'Holmes' among ADG Awards honorees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Judges for the Art Directors Guild Awards said the U.S. films "The Hurt Locker" and "Sherlock Holmes" won for best contemporary and period films respectively.

'Avatar' soars for 6th straight weekend

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- "Avatar" took the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office for the sixth straight weekend, raking in $36 million in estimated box office receipts.

'Avatar' still tops at U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "Avatar" remained No. 1 at the U.S. box office, raking in an incredible $41.3 million in its fifth straight weekend.
Guy Ritchie starts up record label

Guy Ritchie starts up record label

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Guy Ritchie has started up a record label and signed his bar's house group The Punchbowl Band, as his first act, the BBC said.
'Avatar' again flies high at box office

'Avatar' again flies high at box office

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Avatar" dominated the U.S. box office for the fourth straight weekend, coming in No. 1 with $48.5 million in estimated receipts.
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sherlock Holmes."
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