Emma Thompson And 12 Other Actresses Who Would Be Awesome As Sherlock Holmes

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7. Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick The Late Show With David Letterman New York City NY October 4 2012

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If anyone's going to be cast as a young, hip, sarcastic Sherlock Holmes for the CW crowd, it should be Anna Kendrick. She's great at conveying intelligence and humor with a bit of awkwardness thrown in. And as a bonus, it could be a musical!

8. Julie Walters

Julie Walters The Harry Hill Movie PremiereLondon England UK December 19 2013

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Casting Mrs. Weasley as a detective would be so much fun. Don't even try to deny it. I'm not even a Harry Potter fan and I can acknowledge that.

9. Lena Headey

Lena Headey Primetime Emmy Awards September 22 2013 Los Angeles California

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I really want to see Lena Headey in a faithful period adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, mostly because I like seeing her in frocks on Game of Thrones. I think she could bring the arrogance of Cersei crossed with the softness of her roles in movies like Imagine Me and You.

10. Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett ABC Studios New York City NY January  28 2013

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If you've been watching American Horror Story: Coven, you know that Angela Bassett has got more confidence and cunning than all of us normals combined. Plus, it would be nice to take Helen Mirren's advice and cast a woman of color in the role.

11. Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton Only Lovers Left Alive Cannes Film Festival France May 25 2013

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I can imagine Tilda Swinton playing Sherlock in some sort of futuristic sci-fi version of the stories where the character is an alien. Since Tilda herself is an alien, it wouldn't be a stretch at all.

12. Glenn Close

Glenn Close New York Film Critics Circle Awards NYC January 6 2014

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I'd love to see Glenn Close play some sort of dark version of Sherlock Holmes who turns out to be a villain. I just can't get enough of her manipulative characters. As you can see from the photo above, she's already got the wardrobe.

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