In Search of Sherlock at Madame Tussauds
How excited I was to meet two of my favorite Sherlock Holmes actors on my London adventure. Well, at least I met their wax figures at Madame Tussauds which is right around the corner from 221B Baker Street. What a wonderful afternoon we had taking pictures with all our favorite actors, artists, writers and persons of note. I even stood next to the Queen and posed with the Royal Family. Thank heavens I didn't have to curtsey, I'd probably have gotten stuck.
When we went into the first room at the museum, Benedict Cumberbatch's wax figure was standing all alone on the red carpet as if posing for photographers. I went directly to him and oblivious to everyone else, happily snapped pictures from every angle. Meanwhile my sister stood off to the side filming me filming Benedict. Oh well, it's not the first time I've played the fool. I really didn't care because I was having such a great time. Sherlock is my man and London is my town!
Benedict has got to be my all time favorite Sherlock Holmes. He costars with Martin Freeman in BBC's "Sherlock." This is a contemporary version of many of Conan Doyle's stories lovingly rewritten by Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss. Sherlockians are anxiously awaiting the Sherlock New Year's Day special which was filmed as a Victorian piece. I've just learned that it's also going to be shown in select theaters nationwide on January 5th and 6th, 2016. Several friends and I are going to make an evening of it on the 6th which just happens to be Sherlock's birthday. What a great way to celebrate!
Robert Downey, Jr.'s wax figure actually portrays Sherlock Holmes brilliantly at the museum. His recent movies which costar Jude Law as John Watson, are traditionally Victorian and I've thoroughly enjoyed them. Featuring Holmesavision, the viewer gets a preview of what Sherlock is thinking before he takes action and believe me, there's plenty of action, adventure and humor in these films. They are well worth a watch.
Our search for Sherlock continued throughout London to several other locations and I look forward to sharing more adventures with you in future posts.
P.S. Lesson learned: Make your reservations for Madame Tussauds online before you go. We waited on queue for over an hour to buy our tickets.