Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sherlock creator Mark Gatiss: 'Benedict Cumberbatch is irreplaceable'

By Catherine Earp
Saturday, Mar 8 2014, 9:04am EST

Martin Freeman as John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

"If Benedict went under a bus tomorrow it would be the end of the show," Gatiss told The Mirror. "Benedict and Martin [Freeman] are our stars.

"We do three episodes a year and although people want more that's all we can do. They are both so famous now it's increasingly difficult to get them."

He added: "Sherlock made Benedict a star and I know he is eternally grateful to the show - he wants to do more.

"Martin is similar too as he is in The Hobbit and he's doing a new show in Canada with Billy Bob Thornton, a TV version of Fargo.

"They are both major stars but they both want to carry on. We just have to try and make the days work, that's all."

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