Academy Award® nominee Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Detective Sherlock Holmes. In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind — and frustrated with the misrepresentation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels — he diverts his attention to an unsolved case.

Mr. Holmes

Academy Award® nominee Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Detective Sherlock Holmes in this exciting new twist on the world’s most famous detective. In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son, Roger, for company. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind — and frustrated with the misrepresentation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels — he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement.

Release date:

2015