'Sherlock': Is Mycroft Holmes 'cleverer' than his famous brother?


Sherlock Holmes is the world's greatest detective and, depending on who you ask, Benedict Cumberbatch is the world's greatest Sherlock Holmes in the BBC's reimagining of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mysteries, "Sherlock." But, says Mark Gatniss who co-created the series with Steven Moffat, there is someone smarter than Sherlock: His brother, Mycroft HolmesTo be exact, the word Gatniss used was "cleverer." Also, Gatniss may be a bit biased since he plays Mycroft himself.The 3-episode Season 2 of "Sherlock" is currently airing in the U.S. and in a webchat with PBS, Gatniss was asked why the Holmes brothers are so brilliant and peculiar."Why are the Holmes brothers the way they are? What are their parents like? Maybe we'll see one day. I'd like to find a way of showing, more than we have, that [Mycroft] is actually even cleverer than Sherlock."What do you think, Sherlock fans? Is Mycroft the bigger-brained Holmes brother?...



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Sep 25, 2012 5:53PM EDT

Oh course Mycroft is smarter, it says so in the books and he likes to eat. Sensible as well as cleverer.

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Nov 8, 2012 11:58AM EST

yes he is cleverer. Says Arthur Conan Doyle himself.

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