Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place (film still from Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place)

Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place (1991)

Jude Law may have recently played Watson in Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, but this wasn’t his first brush with the great detective. Back in 1991, Law appeared in the Granada television series The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett in the title role.

In the episode ‘Shoscombe Old Place‘, Jude Law plays Joe Barnes, a young man who comes to a stable looking for work, beause he’d “like to be a jockey more than anything in the world”. At first he’s turned away by stable owner Sir Robert Norberton, but before long he’s back, the young innocent drawn into a sinister scheme involving death, spaniels, and cross-dressing.

Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place (film still from Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place)

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    […] record, I loved Ritchie’s first 2009 film, and for the trivia hounds among you: 1991′s ‘Shoscombe Old Place’ had a very young Jude Law in drag as Joe Barnes. Once a character in Doyle, always a character in […]

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