Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Middle Earth

SwingDaddy and I really enjoyed the new BBC series, “Sherlock,” featuring Homes and Dr. Watson in 21st century London. The casting is perfect, the dialogue is witty, and the plots are mostly good. There are only three episodes so far, and they’re figuring out when to shoot the next one, because Martin Freeman, the actor portraying Dr. Watson, is busy being Bilbo Baggins in the New Zealand shoot of the Hobbit.

And guess what? Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor playing Sherlock Holmes, has been cast as the voice of Smaug! Maybe they can get an episode done during some Hobbit downtime.

In unrelated showbiz news, if you were wondering how they wrote Neil Patrick Harris’s Tony Awards wrap-up rap, check out this link!

1 comment:

Bob said...

Wow, Neil Patrick Harris’s Tony Wrap-Up Rap was great but writer-star Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail were even greater.
Now we finally know how it was done. I was interested in knowing too.