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missmithen:

"I came over at once to London, called in my own person at Baker Street, threw Mrs. Hudson into violent hysterics…"  —The Empty House

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fuckyeahgranadaholmes:

1991 NPR (National Public Radio) interview with Jeremy Brett

The interview is split into two parts. You can listen to the second part here.

If you’ve never listened to this interview before, I encourage everyone to do so. It’s very revealing and Jeremy covers an array of topics from his interpretation as Holmes, his friendships with David Burke and Edward Hardwicke, the tragedy of his losing his beloved wife, his personal demons, and his craft as an actor. It’s also rather heartbreaking as at one point Jeremy asserts he’s going to complete the canon which - unfortunately - he never did.

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granadabrettishholmes:

The Solitary Cyclist

Oh, I was so in the mood to do this gif-set.

From Bending the Willow by David Stuart Davies:

The villain challenges Holmes to a fight after knocking the detective down. He calls Holmes a swine, but Holmes corrects him: ‘A gentleman! Only a ruffian deals a blow with the back of his hand.’ Holmes then proceeds to circle his opponent using some very fancy, fastidious footwork which prompts ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of appreciation from the onlookers. Brett himself choreographed his little boxing dance, and it is most impressive. His stance, with his arms in the standard Victorian boxing position, is redolent of the period.
Michael Cox was worried about all the elements of this first show, and this scene was no exception: ‘I thought, Gosh, are we going to get away with this? It’s all rather balletic isn’t it? But, in the end, I think we did. Or rather Jeremy did. Well done to him. And of course it echoes something within the story: the straight left against the slogging ruffian. He’s doing the posh kind of boxing against the boorish brute.’

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wayfarers-all-221:

Getting real tired of your up-at-the-crack-of-dawn shit, Holmes.