Sherlock Holmes

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'I think I’ve written more Sherlock Holmes than even Conan Doyle': the ongoing fight to reimagine Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle’s master detective has been endlessly rewritten. But nearly a century after the author’s death, how new writers portray him remains contested

Alison Flood

04, Feb, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Streaming: Enola Holmes and the best Sherlock adaptations on screen
The great sleuth’s savvy teenage sister, new to Netflix, would give everyone from Basil Rathbone to Ian McKellen a run for his money

Guy Lodge

26, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Reboot no more: the overused characters who should be retired
The release of Amazon’s Jack Ryan marks the fifth time the character has been brought to the screen, one of many who need to be swiftly retired

Stuart Heritage

29, Aug, 2018 @3:09 PM

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The Life and Death of Sherlock Holmes review – a history of Holmes appreciation
Benedict Cumberbatch’s sleuth is striking but every era has had their own version of the fictional detective as Mattias Boström’s lively study shows

PD Smith

09, Mar, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Mr Holmes review – the old sleuth on the trail of his younger self
Ian McKellen brings affection and grace to a whimsical portrait of an elderly Sherlock Holmes, struggling with his memory and his myth

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

22, Jun, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Sherlock Holmes exhibition reveals Conan Doyle’s first plots for hero sleuth
Museum of London tribute to fictional detective includes notes for A Study in Scarlet, filmed interview – and visitor mysteries

Maev Kennedy

16, Oct, 2014 @6:04 PM

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The Judge: a likable, two-inch-deep legal potboiler
Robert Downey Jr’s spectacular turnaround has been a joy to behold. But his new film doesn’t do him justice

John Patterson

13, Oct, 2014 @5:00 AM

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Sherlock Holmes: dispelling the myths

We think we know all about Conan Doyle's immortal detective, with his pipes, dressing-gown and cocaine – but do we really, asks Sam Leith

Sam Leith

11, Oct, 2014 @6:00 AM

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Robert Downey Jr not solder on Iron Man 4
The Tony Stark actor suggests he may not return for a previously-promised fourth instalment in the superhero franchise

Ben Child

09, Oct, 2014 @10:58 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about murder
Serial killers to gangsters, crimes of passion to cold-blooded poisoners, fictional or real, name your songs about an act most foul, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

19, Jun, 2014 @9:00 PM

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Film Weekly podcast: Noomi Rapace on Sherlock Holmes and life after Dragon Tattoo – audio

The Swedish actor discusses working alongside Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and her life after Lisbeth Salander

Presented by Jason Solomons and produced by Jason Phipps, with Xan Brooks

15, Dec, 2011 @6:37 PM

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Sherlock Holmes | Film review
Guy Ritchie has directed the latest addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon. It isn't the best, says Philip French

Philip French

27, Dec, 2009 @12:05 AM

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