A History of Sherlock Holmes in Film and TV

Sherlock Holmes is an icon of the screen.

Created by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, the fictional private investigator has been portrayed in over 25 thousand film and TV adaptations. On Netflix, radical reworks of Sherlock have recently appeared in The Irregulars (played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes), Enola Holmes (Henry Cavill) and Lupin (Omar Sy). In this video, we dig deeper into the world’s most famous detective.

The Guinness World Records currently lists Sherlock Holmes as the most portrayed literary human character in film and television history.


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