Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock Holmes' Hearse Driven Through London

Commuters in London were given a shock on Friday morning (29Nov13) when a hearse purportedly carrying the body of Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes was driven through the streets of the city.

The Star Trek Into Darkness actor plays the super-sleuth in U.K. Tv series Sherlock and his character appeared to die at the end of series two.

However, fans of the show have now been assured of Holmes' return after producers carried out a creepy publicity stunt, driving a black hearse around London and parking it in Baker Street - the area where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective was said to live.

Flowers inside the hearse spelled out the name 'Sherlock' and the date 01.01.14, revealing the legendary detective will be back for a third series, which will kick off in the U.K. on New Year's Day (01Jan14).

The publicity stunt caused a furore on

The first episode of the new series is titled The Empty Hearse.


Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch


More Benedict Cumberbatch

Secrets to Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Smaug' Revealed in Hobbit Bonus Material

The secrets to how Benedict Cumberbatch was transformed into the fearsome dragon Smaug in The Hobbit have been revealed in behind-the-scenes footage included on the...

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Filming A Super Secret, Extremely Exciting Project For The BBC

Benedict Cumberbatch said what? On this one, I’m not quite sure either. The Sherlock star definitely has something new and exciting brewing with the BBC,...

So What Is Benedict Cumberbatch’s New Top Secret BBC Project?

Benedict Cumberbatch is filming something new for the BBC and that’s all we can tell you. The channel has teased a new Cumberbatch project on...

Benedict Cumberbatch Would Fight Religious Extremists "To the Death"

Benedict Cumberbatch says he would fight religious extremists "to the death", particularly on the subject of the right to express one's sexuality. The British actor,...


Benedict Cumberbatch Thinks Being Gay In Hollywood Is A "Huge Obstacle" To Overcome

After Benedict Cumberbatch's latest role in 'The Intimidation Games,' he will certainly have a huge fan base in the LGBT community. In the forthcoming drama,...

A Week In Movies: Stars Turn Out In For The London Film Festival, As Films Premiere In London And New York, Wahlberg Shoots Ted 2 And Trailers Bow For American Sniper And Ouija

The London Film Festival kicked off this week with the UK premiere of The Imitation Game, attended by stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong,...

Meet Sophie Hunter, Benedict Cumberbatch's Uber-Awesome New Girlfriend

This article is about Sophie Hunter, a talented theatre actress and director, who’s been making news this week. Unfortunately, it’s got little to do with...

Benedict Cumberbatch Appears On Red Carpet In London Ahead Of 'The Imitation Game'

The London Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday evening with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley gracing the red carpet in Leicester Square. The pair were...



Benedict Cumberbatch Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Benedict Cumberbatch

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All