HA. It’s by the window Sherlock ended up escaping through…
…and that was totally Irene’s M.O.
AWJ = Arwel Wyn Jones
He did the same thing in The Blind Banker (with different styling on the “A”):
Steven Moffat talks about Moriarty…
"If we were to sum up what Moriarty’s involvement in Series 3 is, it would be the question of how much we miss him.”
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It sounds like the kind of joke you pull out of a Christmas cracker…
Q: “What’s Sherlock Holmes’s favourite party game?”
A: “Give Us a Clue.”
For younger viewers (or younger than me, anyway) Give Us a Clue was televised charades (yes, really) with Una Stubbs, who now plays Sherlock’s landlady Mrs Hudson, leading one team of celebrity guessers while Lionel Blair took charge of their opponents.
So it’s rather satisfying to hear that while Benedict Cumberbatch was shooting Sherlock’s lengthy best man’s speech in wedding episode The Sign of Three, his co-stars were relaxing by playing charades.
"I loved doing the wedding," said Martin Freeman who, as John Watson, was marrying his real-life partner Amanda Abbington, aka Mary Marston. "It was a beautiful few days on a lovely set, with lovely people and we got to watch Ben do a monologue… We were just playing games between takes while he was having a nervous breakdown."
"We played give us a clue with Una Stubbs," confirmed Abbington, speaking at the iTunes launch of Sherlock series three. (x)
Neville Kidd was the Director of Photography on His Last Vow. So Yeah. He Knows.
Shout out to Benedict for managing not to fiddle with every single prop he came across during series 3.
Sherlock seems to be looking for a new interior.
Anonymous asked: Even if the plant was on a string why would it move?? Or have I gotten ut completely wrong?
Okay, okay. Apparently people want some kind of fancy-schmancy “real” answer about the magic plant.
Start by thinking about what was happening before the plant moved. Sherlock got shot, then the world got a little strange. People who weren’t really in the room started appearing there, Sherlock started showing up in places other than the room he was physically in… It’s ‘cause it was Mind Palace Time. Sherlock was half in the real world and half in his mind palace, and we were along for the ride.
So when the plant moved…
…it’s because it also got sucked up into the mind palace part of things. And in Sherlock’s mind palace, he wasn’t so much falling as the floor was rising up to meet him. (Oh, look who the world officially revolves around now.) Tip the floor in the mind palace, and anything that’s in reality will stay put while anything that’s in the mind palace part is gonna sliiiiiiide. So there goes the plant.
Basically, they were simulating a rotating room set in a much more creative way (a plant on a string is genius, honestly), and they did that to give a visual representation of how the fall felt to Sherlock. Not to be taken literally.
(In other words, my bullshit answer from before? Totes the real answer the whole time. Boom. Now let us never speak of this ugly “reality” thing again.)
the rig they used for when Sherlock falls back after being shot
he is one curvy motherfucker
then why did that fucking plant move
You are asking the right questions.
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An exclusive behind the scenes pic of Benedict Cumberbatch from the set of #Sherlock - The Empty Hearse.
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I’m still jealous! I’d love to try this stunt.
Well, I was going to reblog and say that despite everything this was a really cool photo but then
HE HAD A LANYARD ON SET, AND THEY HAD HIM TAKE IT OFF FOR LAZARUS.
- Thompson: I've got a great idea--I want to write an episode without Benedict Cumberbatch in it!
- Crickets: ~chirp~
- Moffat & Gatiss: You know what else could be fun? How about we help you write your episode?