Sherlock (2010) TV
Benedict’s signature role as Doyle’s master detective Sherlock Holmes, transferred to London of the 21 Century.
Sherlock is a mini TV series of the BBC, which aired for the first time in 2010. The TV adaptation of the classic detective adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle transfers the master detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. John Watson to London of the 21st Century. Here, the World’s only Consulting Detective dissolves the seemingly most unsolvlabe cases – using his mobile phone and the Internet, and his superior intelligence paired with a quite big, good dose of pure sarcasm.
The presentation of the high-intelligent, apparently emotionless sociopath Sherlock („I‘m not a psychopath, Anderson, I’m a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research!” Season 1, Episode 1, A Study in Pink) catapulted Benedict Cumberbatch abruptly to the top of the ranks of the most sought after actors.
The two writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who – being fans of the original novels – saw the work on Sherlock more as a hobby, have been showered with awards and nominations, including BAFTAs within the major categories in 2011 and 2012.
Martin Freeman (as Dr. Watson) won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in 2011, Andrew Scott (as Moriarty) was honoured with the British Academy Film Awards 2012 and in the following year with the IFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
47 national and international nominations, 30 awards and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by Benedict for an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television can demonstrate this successful series.
For his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes Benedict won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for best actor (2011 and 2013), the National Television Award for Most Popular Male Drama Performance (2013), the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries/Movie TV (2012), the TV Quick Award for Best Actor (2012) and besides others a nomination for Best Actor at the BAFTAs in 2011 and 2012.
The success story of the series continues to take its course and is no longer to stop. Series 3 was aired on british television in January 2014, and a further Series is in planing.
Official Trailer by BBC:
Benedict Cumberbatch talks about Sherlock:
Image Credit: BBC