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Sir Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in 'Mr Holmes' (Pic: BBC Films)
Sir Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in 'Mr Holmes' (Pic: BBC Films)
Sir Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in ‘Mr Holmes’ (Pic: BBC Films)

The first clip has been posted of Sir Ian McKellen playing Sherlock Holmes in the film Mr Holmes, based on Mitch Cullin‘s novel A Slight Trick of the Mind.

In a note on his Facebook feed, Sir Ian explained the set-up: “I am the intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes and here’s the twist: I’m 93 years old and working on my final case in consultation with a young confidant, Roger (played by Milo Parker.)

“Note: it’s just a clip—not the proper trailer that will soon be ready.”

Mr Holmes is released later this year.

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By Fraser McAlpine