A brief glimpse behind-the-scenes on the set of Sherlock 3 in Bristol


While we are in the mode of bringing you ‘currently in production’ news of your favorite British telly such as Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and Doc Martin, we would be remiss if we didn’t post few ‘official’ pics from current filming of the third series of Sherlock. As with much of the first two seasons, lots of long nights of latenight location filming which should lay to rest the grand illusion of a glamorous lifestyle while on the set of your favorite series or film. In most cases, we’re talking 15+ hour days in miserable weather with just enough time at the end of the days shooting to get ready for the next day.
 

As reported spoiler-free by This is Bristol, there was quite a stir in Bristol on Monday as Portland Square was the backdrop as Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and the cast and crew of Sherlock were in town to film several scenes for the long-awaited series return.

A great shot of Benedict Cumberbatch getting ready for the next scene…
 

Cumberbatch and new cast member, Amanda Abbington, were filmed in front of what appears to be a large bonfire. The only ‘spoiler’, I guess is that Sherlock is alive but I guess we all kind of knew that at this point.
 

Sherlock 3 filming in Portland Square – with LOTS of standing around

Interestingly, many of the folks who turned up early after hearing the news that the series was setting up in Portland Square to film ended up to be extras in the following scene which shows both Benedict and Amanda Abbington running towards the bonfire with ‘Sherlock’ shouting “Move, Move“.