Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady and its sequel, Incident at Victoria Falls (1992), were a pair of two TV films made in 1991 under the banner Sherlock Holmes the Golden Years. Harry Alan Towers was executive producer and Bob Shayne was the writer, on both.
|Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady|
|Directed by||Peter Sasdy|
|Produced by||Frank Agrama|
Harry Alan Towers
|Screenplay by||Bob Shayne|
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
|Music by||Detto Mariano|
|Edited by||Marcus Manton|
Harmony Gold Finance Luxembourg S.A. (as Harmony Gold), Banquet et Caisse D'Epargne de l'etat, Banque Paribas Luxembourg, Silvio Berlusconi Communications
|December 6, 1991|
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are elderly gentlemen in 1910 Vienna. They are both getting involved with Balkan terrorists and meeting again with “The Woman” the actress and leading lady Irene Adler. They save Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria from an assassination at the opera house and thus delay the onset of World War I.
- Christopher Lee as Sherlock Holmes
- Patrick Macnee as Dr. Watson
- Morgan Fairchild as Irene Frances Adler
- John Bennett as Dr. Sigmund Freud
- Engelbert Humperdinck as Eberhardt Bohm
- Tom Lahm as Elliott Ness
- Jenny Quayle as Lady Violet Cholmondley
- Jerome Willis as Mycroft Holmes
- Margaret John as Mrs. Hudson
- Charlotte Attenborough as Margaret Froelich
It was initially announced that there would be an eight-hour miniseries entitled The Golden Years of Sherlock Holmes. The project series of eight one-hour episodes soon morphed into two three-hour films.
Filming locations were in Austria, London and Luxembourg.
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