On the season finale of Sherlock on Sunday, the intrepid consulting detective was thrown for a loop not just once, but three times. We turned to series producers Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue as well as Amanda Abbington for answers.
Decorative statue at the 2013 Governors Awards
"It's a room full of excitement. It's a room full of sweat," recalls Ellen Burstyn, who won her Oscar in 1975 for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. "It's your bar mitzvah times a million," says director-writer Jason Reitman, a four-time nominee (Up in the Air, Juno) who remembers getting over his loss with a post-show visit to In-N-Out Burger. (My kind of guy.) "It's a bit like being in a car crash. Everything slows down, everything goes into slow motion," Helen Mirren reflects on the moment her name was read when she won in 2007 for The Queen.
Amanda Abbington, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch
You are cordially invited to share in the celebration as John Watson and Mary Morston are united in marriage. As long as you meet the best man's standards, that is.
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson
Game of Thrones is going through another recasting.
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson has been cast as Gregor Clegane, better known as the Mountain, the Icelandic actor announced on Twitter.
"For all my fans...
Treme and Nashville star Michiel Huisman is trading in New Orleans and the Music City for Westeros. The actor has joined Game of Thrones' fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
Sherlock Holmes will return from the dead next season to tackle his most formidable job yet — that of best man.
The news was revealed in a rough-cut clip for the first-ever Sherlock panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday. Although executive producer Sue Vertue implored fans to not reveal the...
Diana Rigg in Dr. Who (l), Game of Thrones(r)
"You're just not for everybody," comedic curmudgeon Marc Maron is told — by the more popular TV clown (at least among a comic-store backroom of Twitter nerds) Dave Foley, who plays a rather unflattering version of his real self, as does Maron, in IFC's new dark-side-of-laughter comedy series Maron (Friday, 10/9c). Sunnier than FX's Louie if only by virtue of being filmed in California, the sardonically squirm-inducing Maron alternates between slice-of-rant sitcom and self-obsessed podcast from the comedian's garage, where he vents on his unhappy personal life, his diarrhea-prone cats and his unruly, taunting Twitter following: "Who are these people? Don't they have lives?" You might well ask the same about Maron, although if he was happy (shades of Louie) there'd be no show.
Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch
"Brainy's the new sexy."
Didn't we always know that? But how nice to have it reconfirmed — by none other than Irene Adler (Lara Pulver), the only woman ever known to render the great and arrogant Sherlock Holmes speechless.
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