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Downey says Holmes role not intimidating

Downey says Holmes role not intimidating

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Robert Downey Jr. insists he wasn't anxious about playing a British icon in "Sherlock Holmes" because the people behind the film were so talented.
Box office record

Box office record

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- With a varied lineup of films fueling a record box office take last weekend, the U.S. domestic movie industry is looking at a record in ticket sales in 2009.
By United Press International

'Avatar' again No. 1 at U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- "Avatar" retained the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office, pulling in $75 million during the Christmas weekend after last weekend's $77 million.

Holmesian logic catches vandals

SCITUATE, R.I., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island policeman says he used Sherlock Holmes-like logic and universal product codes to catch egg-throwing vandals.
Ritchie bringing 'Lobo' to the big screen

Ritchie bringing 'Lobo' to the big screen

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Guy Ritchie is to follow up his movie "Sherlock Holmes" with a big-screen adaptation of the comic book, "Lobo," Variety reported.
Studio: Pitt not joining 'Holmes' cast

Studio: Pitt not joining 'Holmes' cast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. is denying a British report Brad Pitt is reuniting with his "Snatch" director Guy Ritchie for Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" movie.
Law signs up for 'Holmes' role

Law signs up for 'Holmes' role

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- British actor Jude Law has signed on to play Dr. John Watson in the upcoming movie "Sherlock Holmes," director Guy Ritchie said at a London news conference.
McAdams joins 'Sherlock' cast

McAdams joins 'Sherlock' cast

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Canadian actress Rachel McAdams reportedly has signed up for a role in Guy Ritchie's star-studded movie "Sherlock Holmes."
Law in talks to play Watson in 'Sherlock'

Law in talks to play Watson in 'Sherlock'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- British actor Jude Law is in talks to play Watson in Guy Ritchie's upcoming film "Sherlock Holmes," starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular sleuth.
Downey to play Sherlock Holmes

Downey to play Sherlock Holmes

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. reportedly will star in "Sherlock Holmes," a big-screen drama directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie.
Cohen, Ferrell to star in Holmes comedy

Cohen, Ferrell to star in Holmes comedy

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) -- Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell are set to play British detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. John Watson in a big-screen Hollywood comedy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 22, 2008.
By United Press International

Bookseller starts 'Save Harry' petition

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- A British bookstore chain hopes to conjure up some magic by urging Harry Potter fans to sign a petition asking the boy wizard's author to continue the series.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 22, 2007.
By United Press International

Spies take course in Sherlock Holmes

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- British spies and Whitehall officials are studying the deduction techniques of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes to prevent intelligence failures.
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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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