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‘Sherlock Holmes’ star Martin Freeman Reveals How a Bad Day Almost Cost Him the Role

For actors, auditions are a huge part of the process in their careers. However, a bad personal day that they can’t shake off can affect the outcome of who wins or loses a role. Just ask British actor Martin Freeman who took his cranky attitude into the audition room after the theft of his wallet. He was auditioning for the role of Dr. John Watson in the new BBC1 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes and admitted he “wasn’t in the best frame of mind.” The Hobbit star explained, “I’ll admit maybe I was a bit stressed. But a week later my ... Read more

Benedict Cumberbatch talks doing Motion-Capture for ‘The Hobbit’: “It’s very freeing, once you put the suit on and the sensors”

Benedict Cumberbatch will soon be known for playing two famous literary characters—Sherlock Holmes in the BBC television series, Sherlock, and Smaug the dragon in the new film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Benedict Cumberbatch talks ‘Sherlock’: “I’m much slower than him. I have to rev up an engine that needs a lot of oil and concentration and focus”

Benedict Cumberbatch has gained the attention of worldwide audiences in Oscar-nominated films such as War Horse and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. However, his most defining role, to date, can be argued to be that of “Sherlock Holmes” in the hit BBC series, Sherlock.