The actor stars in the title role in BBC’s Sherlock – a modernized version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic series. In the first season, Sherlock meets John Watson, played by Martin Freeman, and very soon the two of them are going head to head with Sherlock Holme’s arch nemesis – Moriarty.
He can go down blind alleys. He still, humanly, gets things wrong when he first meets Watson. He is fallible, but he completely fits in with the modern world of high tech, modern policing. He’s a man who assimilates all that information, and builds a bigger picture out of it. And that’s a very human thing to do. No machine can do that.