Archive for July, 2014

News Bulletin 217

“Your pictures are not unlike you”

See Sir Ian  McKellen on the London set of the new Mr. Holmes movie here and here.

News Bulletin 216

“Watson won’t allow that I know anything of art”*

The Art of Jonathan Barry Exhibition

17 July – 31 August. 9am- 7pm daily.

Andrews Gallery @ Titanic Belfast. Admission Free!

Irish Artist Jonathan Barry will present his 18th solo exhibition of paintings in the Andrews Gallery at Titanic Belfast this summer.

The artist and illustrator, who specialises in painting famous scenes from literature, will be showcasing the largest exhibition of his career, including his collection of Titanic oil paintings depicting the dramatic and heroic events of the fateful night of the sinking of Titanic in 1912.

Also on display will be the paintings from some of the 70 books that Jonathan has illustrated including his iconic Sherlock Holmes images, popular Narnia painting and scenes from Gothic classics such as Dracula and The War of the Worlds.

Roger Johnson, Editor of the Sherlock Holmes Journal, says that Jonathan Barry has done good cover illustrations of the Holmes books – and some others – for Wordsworth, and it should be interesting to see the original artwork. Facebook

 

Vote for Sherlock in TV Choice Awards

The nominees for the 2014 TV Choice Awards have been revealed. The BBC’s Sherlock is one of four shows given the nod in Best Drama Series. Benedict Cumberbatch is also up for Best Actor.

TV Choice is the UK’s best selling magazine. The TV Choice Awards 2014, hosted by David Mitchell, will take place on 8 September.

You can vote here until midnight Friday 18 July.

 

Free Sherlock Case: It’s not all over yet

The Conan Doyle Estate is planning to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Seventh Circuit’s recent ruling that the character of Sherlock Holmes was mostly in the copyright public domain.

 

Back on stage

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time reopened at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June, after closing in December at the Apollo Theatre.

 

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News Bulletin 215

So, it’s the Sign of Four

At 2.21pm today, the fourth series of Sherlock was confirmed by the BBC. The announcement also stated that this new three-part series will be preceded by a stand alone Christmas Special. Filming is due to start in January 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

News Bulletin 214

“Well,” said I, “you said you’d give me one for Christmas”*

The BBC’s Sherlock is coming back to our screens earlier than expected, for a one-off Christmas Special, according to Martin Freeman. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on whether you are a  fan or not, it won’t be until Christmas 2015.

 

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