Shear…lock Holmes: Sir Ian McKellen posts picture with lamb from Mr Holmes set

Dressed as Sherlock Holmes. Meeting a lamb. Sir Ian McKellen gives a sneak peek into life on the set of his upcoming film

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Shear…lock Holmes. 221b Baaaker Street… oh the laughs you can have with language when Sir Ian McKellen, dressed as Sherlock Holmes, posts a picture of himself on Twitter with a lamb. 

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Well, that’s the best we could come up with here in the RadioTimes.com office. Do feel free to add your own in the comments section at the end.

McKellen is currently filming an adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, entitled Mr Holmes, in East Sussex. 

Holmes is older in this re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective (especially when compared to BBC1’s current Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted series Sherlock) and is living out his retirement on a remote farm. Hence the lamb.

He’s looking rather dapper with his neatly styled hair and shiny cane, but an unsolved case is set to ruffle his feathers and get him back to business.

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Mr Holmes is expected in cinemas next year