We have seen many different actors taking on the role of Sherlock Holmes over the years and, while some of these performances have been disappointing, there have been others that have been simply fantastic. The likes of Robert Downey Jr in Sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, and Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary have all given us top performances but there is a new Sherlock to beat them all.
Legendary actor Ian McKellen has played some brilliant roles over the years and when it was announced that he was going to play Sherlock Holmes in the new Mr. Holmes trailer, we couldn't have been any more excited. The new Mr. Holmes trailer has now been released and it looks like Ian McKellen is set to be one of the best Sherlock Holmes yet.
For those of you unfamiliar with what to expect from Mr. Holmes, the movie centres around an ageing Sherlock Holmes in 1947, where he is coming to terms with his diminishing mind and looks to her housekeeper and her son for comfort. When Holmes decides to revisit an unsolved case, which led to his forced retirement, he looks to the boy for help, as he bids for the answers to those mysteries of love and life.
As well as starring Ian McKellen, the rest of the cast of Mr. Holmes includes the likes of Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Frances de la Tour, and Roger Allam, as well as the young Milo Parker. Mr. Holmes has been directed by Bill Condon, based on the screenplay that Jeffrey Hatcher developed from the Mitch Cullen novel A Slight Trick of the Mind.
Mr. Holmes has not yet been given an official release date in the US but the movie will hit the big screen in the UK on June 19. For now though, put your feet up and sit back for the next minute or so, and enjoy Ian McKellen in the role of Sherlock Holmes for the new Mr. Holmes trailer, below.