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Ian McKellen is the next Mr. Holmes

Ian McKellen  

Oscar-winning actor Sir Ian McKellen will be seen next as the world’s most popular detective, Sherlock  Holmes, in his upcoming film Mr. Holmes.

There’s an interesting coincidence in this — McKellen, a proud homosexual, will be portraying the role of Sherlock Holmes, who is actually rumoured to be gay. 

When he was asked if he’d ever marry, in a recent interview, Sir Ian is reported to have said, “It’s never crossed my mind that it will ever be possible for me. That's the scar that I and so many others bear. We believed ourselves to be second-rate citizens for so long, the idea of being able to say 'This is my husband, these are my children' was not an option. Someone once told me “I feel so sorry for you, because you'll never have children.” These days, I would say, 'Well, why not, Tom?' But 20 years ago, I accepted his judgment." Directed by Bill Condon, Mr. Holmes is a British-American drama mystery based on Mitch Cullin’s novel A Slight Trick of The Mind and will be released on July 24 by PVR Pictures.


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