‘Holmes And Watson’: Ralph Fiennes And Hugh Laurie Join Will Ferrell’s Comedy
Actors known for the Harry Potter series and the popular House series will play “two dear characters” from the work of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Arthur Conan Doyle imagined more than 150 years ago a character that has not gone out of style. Sherlock Holmes is still present in projects that directors and actors carry out year after year. Today, the famous television series Sherlock has advanced to its fourth season and Will Ferrel has decided to take advantage of the popularity of the British detective to create a movie called Holmes and Watson. The film directed by Etan Cohen has just added two new members to its cast: Hugh Laurie (House) and Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter).
According to THR, both performers will be part of the comedy starring Ferrell and John C. Reilly (Past Runs, Brothers for Balls). The details of his characters have not yet come to light, so the media has joked that “they have been kept locked in the basement of Baker Street 221B, but sources say that Fiennes and Laurie will be introduced into the shoes of Two dear characters of Holmes’ work. ”
Before this information, the only thing that had been revealed on the film was that Ferrell will give life to the famous detective, while Reilly will interpret its faithful companion. Among the cast members are also Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire), Rebbeca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World). Until more details of the project are confirmed, check out the trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Shadow Game, starring Robert Downey Jr. in 2012.
Ralph Fiennes was born in England on December 22, 1962. He is a British actor nominated twice for the Oscar. His family also include his brother Joseph Fiennes (actor) and his sister Martha Fiennes (director).
In 1973 the Fiennes family moved to Ireland, where they lived in County Kilkenny, while Ralph and his brothers were home-schooled by their parents. Then the family moved to Salisbury, England, where Fiennes finished his education and began attending the Chelsea College of Art.
He later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988.
He made his first appearance on the big screen playing Heathcliff in the film Wuthering Heights, based on the homonymous work of Emily Brontë, along with the actress Juliette Binoche.
It was his performance as the Nazi commander Amon Göth in the film Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg, which led him to the Oscar nomination in the category of supporting actor. He would repeat the Oscar nomination, this time as a leading actor in 1996 for his role in the film The English Patient, directed by Anthony Minghella.
In 2005 he was hired to play villain Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a role he would repeat in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). In the movies he is altered by means of special effects, among which he emphasizes the absence of his nose.
In 2011 he filmed his first film as a film director: Coriolanus, a film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Coriolan tragedy.
In 2013, he returns to direct another film, The Invisible Woman, a biography of Charles Dickens who, at the height of his career, meets a young woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.
Hugh Laurie was born in Oxford on June 11, 1959. He is an English actor, comedian, writer, musician and singer.
In television, it is world-wide known mainly by its paper of Gregory House. Laurie won the Golden Globe Award for best dramatic actor in two consecutive years (2006 and 2007).
In film, he is known for playing the character of Frederick Little, in children’s films Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2 and Stuart Little 3, as well as playing the villainous Jasper in Disney’s acclaimed 1996 movie, 101 Dalmatians.
He was born in Oxford, England. He is the youngest of four children (a brother, Charles, and two sisters, Susan and Janet). His father, Ran Laurie, was a doctor and also an Olympic medalist, earning gold at the 1948 London Games in oar. From his mother, Patricia, it is only known that he had a tense relationship with her.
Like her father, Laurie was a rower at school and at college. In 1977, he was a member of the pair with junior helmsman who won the British national title, before representing the team of Great Britain of the Youth in that same year in the Rowing World Youth Championship. In 1980, Laurie and his rowing partner, Palmer, were runners-up in the two silver cups without a helmsman for the Eton Vikings Rowing Club.
For a time, he was forced to quit this sport for contracting infectious mononucleosis. In these circumstances, he joined the Cambridge Footlights, the starting point of many British comedians. There he met Emma Thompson, with whom he had a love affair. Thanks to her, she met her friend and future comedy comrade Stephen Fry. Emma and Hugh are currently friends.
In 1981, while Emma Thompson was vice president, Hugh was president of the Footlights Club and at the same time remained on the rowing team. Laurie, Fry and Thompson made a parody of themselves in the television series The Young Ones.