Ian McKellen transformed himself from Gandalf into a ninety-year-old Sherlock Holmes for “Mr Holmes,” which was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday.

Reuters reports:

The film finds Holmes in retirement in the English countryside where he lives as a recluse, tending bees and looked after by a middle-aged woman and her son.

The aged detective, who is losing his memory, tries to recall the details of a case involving a beautiful young woman whose husband had asked Holmes to track her movements. Her fate has troubled him ever since, and led him to give up detective work.

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