Sherlock Holmes’s tartan heritage

The great-great granddaughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, has recently produced a custom-made tartan dedicated to the detective, writes the Telegraph’s Francesca Marshall.

Tania Henzell, along with Richard Pooley, director of the Conan Doyle Estate, has now alluded to the potential of featuring the material in the 2018 film, ‘Holmes and Watson’. The prospective blockbuster is set to feature the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Will Ferrell and Hugh Laurie and according to Pooley, talks are also likely to be held with the producers of the third of the recent Sherlock Holmes films, directed by Guy Ritchie. This means that we could soon see the Scottish Register of Tartans approved material – coloured blue and green to reflect Conan Doyle’s Scottish and Irish background – sported by stars such as Ralph Fiennes and Robert Downey Jr., on the red carpet and on screen.

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