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Mr Holmes Makes His Reappearance

Yesterday afternoon, the world’s most famous detective made a re-appearance on the screen at the Berlinale

February 09th, 2015
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At 16.00 on Sunday, February 8th, the film had its world premiere at the Berlinale Palast in Berlin. Director Bill Cordon was present at the screening, alongside many of the film’s actors and crewmembers. Protagnist, Sir Ian McKellen, attended the premiere wearing a turquoise hat, accompanied by Laura Linney and Milo Parker.

After the screening, the audience were welcome to attend a Q&A in the Audi Berlinale Lounge.

During the press conference, Sir Ian McKellen was asked how he had found training with bees. “I said to the director that I’m happy to play Sherlock, but I’m having nothing to do with bees. He said no that’s fine and sent me on a bee-training course”, said Sir McKellen. He  furthermore added, that no bees were harmed during the making of the film.

Young Milo Parker was asked how he had found acting together with Sir Ian McKellen.  Parker, much to the delight of the audience, simply replied, “Well, he is Gandalf…!”

The film is set in England in 1947 and features a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes who spends his days caring for his bees. He lives a solitary life in his Sussex country house and his only companions are his housekeeper Mrs. Munro and her son Roger. Retired from public life and surrounded by memories, he often finds himself pondering over old cases. In ‘Mr Holmes’, the famous detective takes on his final big journey.

The film was adapted from Mitch Cullin’s novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind”. Mr Holmes will be screened five times during the Berlinale.