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Martin Freeman predicts death of major Sherlock character


SPOILERS: The detective drama “generally follows the trajectory” of the original Sherlock Homes stories admits the star - which means someone’s days are numbered


Spoilers follow for those who have not read the original Sherlock Holmes books
It may be a long way off, it may never happen, but Martin Freeman suspects that a majorSherlock character will meet their end before the series reaches its conclusion.
Freeman, who plays Dr John Watson in the BBC1 detective drama, has good and bad news for fans of the show, confirming that his real-life partner Amanda Abbington will continue as his onscreen wife Mary Morstan “for the foreseeable future”, but adding that “at some point presumably she’ll die.”  
Mary passes away in the original Sherlock Holmes stories, and while Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat tend to pick and choose which elements of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s adventures they incorporate into the drama they have stayed true to the central developments, such as the detective’s death-defying plunge and John’s marriage to Mary.
“While we play fast and loose with the original stories, we generally follow the trajectory of what Conan Doyle did,” Freeman told The Telegraph. “So he gets married, and then Mary dies – so at some point presumably she’ll die.”
According to canonical chronology, Abbington’s character has already outlived her literary counterpart. In the original stories, Mary Morstan dies sometime during the period between Holmes’s apparent death at the Reichenbach Falls and his return three years later, both of which have already taken place in Sherlock.
But while we assume the 19th-century Mary died of natural causes, Abbington’s kick-ass former assassin could well meet her end in a more spectacular way. And if and when that happens, there’s one bright side for fans… the original stories see Dr Waston and SherlockHolmes back where they belong following Mary’s death – having adventures together in their Baker Street rooms…




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Martin Freeman predicts death of major Sherlock character

SPOILERS: The detective drama “generally follows the trajectory” of the original Sherlock Homes stories admits the star - which means someone’s days are numbered

Spoilers follow for those who have not read the original Sherlock Holmes books

It may be a long way off, it may never happen, but Martin Freeman suspects that a majorSherlock character will meet their end before the series reaches its conclusion.

Freeman, who plays Dr John Watson in the BBC1 detective drama, has good and bad news for fans of the show, confirming that his real-life partner Amanda Abbington will continue as his onscreen wife Mary Morstan “for the foreseeable future”, but adding that “at some point presumably she’ll die.”  

Mary passes away in the original Sherlock Holmes stories, and while Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat tend to pick and choose which elements of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s adventures they incorporate into the drama they have stayed true to the central developments, such as the detective’s death-defying plunge and John’s marriage to Mary.

“While we play fast and loose with the original stories, we generally follow the trajectory of what Conan Doyle did,” Freeman told The Telegraph. “So he gets married, and then Mary dies – so at some point presumably she’ll die.”

According to canonical chronology, Abbington’s character has already outlived her literary counterpart. In the original stories, Mary Morstan dies sometime during the period between Holmes’s apparent death at the Reichenbach Falls and his return three years later, both of which have already taken place in Sherlock.

But while we assume the 19th-century Mary died of natural causes, Abbington’s kick-ass former assassin could well meet her end in a more spectacular way. And if and when that happens, there’s one bright side for fans… the original stories see Dr Waston and SherlockHolmes back where they belong following Mary’s death – having adventures together in their Baker Street rooms…

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Glowing reviews for Benedict Cumberbatch at Imitation Game test screening in New York

The Sherlock actor has already been tipped for awards season glory for his portrayal of code breaker and computer scientist Alan Turing

A New York City test screening of The Imitation Game has provided the strongest indication yet that Benedict Cumberbatch will be a mainstay of the red carpet when the 2015 awards season comes around.
The Sherlock actor plays computer scientist and Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing in the new biopic which was bought earlier this year for a record fee by The Weinstein Company (the distributors behind Oscar winners The Artist, The King’s Speech and Silver Linings Playbook).
And while Cumberbatch features alongside a star-studded cast – Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech and Matthew Goode – it’s his name on the tip of every viewer’s tongue.
Details of the 18 June event remain pretty scarce – test screenings are known to be largely secretive – but a few comments have emerged on forums and the Twittersphere heralding the film and the British actor’s commanding performance.
@ME_Says took to Twitter to praise the movie and, in particular, Cumberbatch.

In response to suggestions the character is a mix of Sherlock Holmes and Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, he wrote, “I’m hearing he’s (Benedict) FAR more emotive than both of those characters and there is this intense/emotional/heavy dramatic scene towards the end that’s his total Oscar - give him the statue already scene [sic].”
Of course, none of these reviews are in an official capacity – we’ll have to wait until much closer to the film’s 14 November 2014 release date for those – but early indications certainly back Weinstein’s decision to reach deep into his pockets. Watch this space…


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