Articles Tagged 'Robert Downey Jr.'

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WATCH: Captain America: Civil War Trailer in Lego

Marvel fans have nothing to do but wait and twiddle their fingers before May 6, when it all kicks off in Captain America: Civil War. And as the title suggests this one is going to get nasty. When an Avengers battle leads to tragedy, pressure is put on the government to make the superheroes accountable […]

Personality Quiz: Which Sherlock Holmes are You?

You’d think that there would be very little room for gradations of personality in a character as well-defined as Sherlock Holmes. He has his foibles—his violin, that stern intellect—and his inability to deal with people on a human level. Surely one Sherlock is just like any other? Not according to the startling array of Holmeses […]

Lord Richard Attenborough

RIP Richard Attenborough: Five of His Best Movies

Tributes have been pouring in from all walks of British life—including the office of the Prime Minister—for Richard Attenborough, who died on Sunday, aged 90. His was a remarkable life by any measurement, in which he carved a unique place not only as a popular lead actor possessed of steely charisma—and then as a stalwart […]

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WATCH: The REAL Sherlock Holmes! Meet the Man Who Inspired Arthur Conan Doyle

From Jeremy Brett‘s mercurial depressive to Benedict Cumberbatch‘s high-functioning sociopath, we’ve seen many different takes on Arthur Conan Doyle‘s brilliant but complicated sleuth. But did you know that Sherlock Holmes was based on a real-life man who had skills as formidable as Conan Doyle’s creation? Our host Siobhan Thompson looks at the professor who provided […]

Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly’s 10 Greatest British Roles Before ‘Black Box’

If you’ve been watching ABC’s new drama Black Box, in which Kelly Reilly plays a neurologist with her own secret battle against mental illness, you’ll be aware that Kelly can rock a decent American accent with the best of them. You may have also seen Kelly flaunt her vocal (as well as stellar acting) abilities in […]

Robert Downey Junior and Benedict Cumberbatch

When Sherlock Met Sherlock

Last night, at the 25th annual Producers Guild of America awards, this strange apparition appeared. Sherlock Holmes (as played by Robert Downey Jr.) met Sherlock Holmes (as played by Benedict Cumberbatch) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. And while this was going on, PBS aired “The Empty Hearse,” the first episode of Season Three of Benedict’s […]

‘Sherlock’ vs. ‘Sherlock': Robert Downey Jr. or Benedict Cumberbatch?

It’s no mystery that we are currently enjoying a surfeit of Sherlocks. Both Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch are portraying that most famous of detectives, Sherlock Holmes, with wit and panache, the first on movie screens and the latter in a TV series. Who’s the better Sherlock? It’s really a matter of preference. Each […]