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WATCH: Mark Gatiss celebrates Sherlock’s 10th anniversary as Mycroft Holmes

July 25th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Ready to feel old? Well, Sherlock is 10-years old today!

Yes, on July 25th 2010, the BBC’s Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman and Holmes and Watson, hit our screens and despite some truly awful entries in its short run, the chemistry and charm of the cast kept us coming back for more.

And now one of the cast (and creator and co-writer with Steven Moffatt), Mark Gatiss who played Sherlock’s brother Mycroft Holmes, has taken to twitter/Chinese streaming website Youku to mark the anniversary.

“It has come to my attention that it is ten years since a highly fictionalised account of my brother’s adventures was brought to the screen. This was a mistake,” Mycroft says.

“Detection is or should be an exact science and should be treated with the same cold and unemotional manner.

“These programmes have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which has rather the same effect as if one were to work a love story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid. However, in their defence, the one who plays me is very handsome.”

Check out the full video before and make sure to let me know what your favourite Sherlock adventure was.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….