Ritchie denies Russell Crow link

Filmmaker denies Australian is new star
Wednesday , 03 September 2008
Ritchie denies Russell Crow link

Director GUY RITCHIE has denied Australian actor RUSSELL CROWE is to play Sherlock Holmes' sidekick Dr Watson in a new movie about the fictional detective.

The Gladiator actor was rumoured to be starring opposite ROBERT DOWNEY JR. as the legendary sleuth's confidante and storyteller in Ritchie's forthcoming picture.

But the moviemaker has denied that Crowe is being considered for the role - insisting he is still open to suggestions about an actor for the part.

He says, "I don't have a Watson. Somebody just told me that I have Russell Crowe lined up but that's news to me. I suspect that hasn't happened and I'm still looking for my Watson." For daily celebrity news updates sign up to our newsletter www.ahlanlive.com/newsletter