There have been countless film and small screen depictions of Sherlock Holmes, but none of them have been quite as dark as Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes.
Set in post-World War II England, the drama follows the sleuth post retirement at the age of 93. With his memory fading, Holmes (Ian McKellen) struggles to make sense of the his past – including the haunting conclusion of his final case.
At the New York premiere for the film, McKellen spoke with us about portraying the iconic detective and capturing his declining mental state. He was also joined by friend and fellow LGBT rights activist George Takei, who discussed his his admiration for the Oscar-winner.
Check out what both actors had to say in the video above and be sure to catch Mr. Holmes as it’s now playing in theatres!