Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen takes on the legendary role of Detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the British literature’s most iconic characters in the forthcoming film MR HOLMES.

In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement.

Starring Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (‘The Savages’) as housekeeper Mrs Munro, Frances de la Tour (‘Harry Potter’) and newcomer Milo Parker, MR HOLMES is adapted from Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind and is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Bill Condon (‘Gods and Monsters’).

MR HOLMES will open in Irish cinemas on June 19, 2015.