1881: Sherlock Holmes & John Watson rent a flat on 221B Baker Street

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1881 – Former soldier Dr John Watson, looking for a place to live, learns through a friend that eccentric detective wants to share the rent of an apartment with someone.

They soon move in 211B Baker Street, starting one of literature’s most famous friendship and detective duo.

movie_icon&16Written in 1887 by , the novel ‘A Study in Scarlet’ has rarely been adapted in its entirety, but the meeting of John Watson and Sherlock Holmes, along with their 211B Baker Street headquarters is usually featured, either onscreen or mentioned.

Recently, it has been featured in BBC’s modern-day Sherlock pilot A Study in Pink, written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

…and in Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

However, In the CBS procedural drama series Elementary the action is set in New York. It’s not the only major change, as Dr Joan Watson is a woman and the sober companion of Sherlock Holmes, then a recovering alcoholic.

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Posted: August 14, 2014

Author: Fabien Hurelle

Category: Characters

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