Benedict Cumberbatch Hopes to Play ‘Sherlock’ Even in Old Age

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
Benedict Cumberbatch Hopes to Play ‘Sherlock’ Even in Old Age

Playing Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series “Sherlock” is perhaps Benedict Cumberbatch’s biggest role. Though he has been acting for many years and has an impressive filmography to boot, it's this character that has made Cumberbatch well-known internationally. In a recent interview with Vogue magazine, the actor expressed that he has no plans of giving up playing Sherlock even in old age. Read on for the story.

The actor, who has been making the press rounds for his latest movie “The Imitation Game” said that he intends to keep playing Sherlock even in old age.


 “If we can keep the quality up, I can't imagine that I will ever get tired of being Sherlock,” he said in the special interview with Vogue.

“I'd love to play him as an old man. I really, really love my job. I love sets. I love crews. I love theatres. I love audiences,” the actor added.

“Sherlock” first aired on BBC in 2010. It was well-received by both critics and viewers in the United Kingdom and the United States. In fact, Cumberbatch and his co-star Martin Freeman, who plays Dr. John Watson in the series, both received Emmy Awards for last season, along with the show’s creators.

Already on its third year, the series has amassed a loyal following who wait with eagerness each time a new season is launched. The difference between seasons takes over a year. The fourth installment, however, won’t premiere until 2016, as Cumberbatch and the rest of the cast are still busy with their film commitments.

“Sherlock,” however, is currently preparing to film a special one-off episode early next year so that it can be aired on television by Christmas 2015.  

"A special, plus a new series of three episodes—it's a record-breaking run! Of course, it's far too early to say what's coming, but we're reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John, is the very last thing you'd expect…," said Sherlock’s co-creator Stephen Moffat in a statement published on E! Online.

We’ll be keeping tabs of more “Sherlock” news and continue to bring you updates about the show only here on Movie News Guide (MNG)

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