Homeless Man Given Role in ‘Sherlock Holmes’

Raymond Emanuel Scores Role in Sherlock Holmes

As a former hobo (I just signed a lease, suckers) it always pleases me when someone less fortunate gets a leg up in this world, especially if he does it without even having a headshot. That’s right – for all the Stanislavski Method classes you took and the endless hours of auditions for soap commercials, you won’t have a role in Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming Sherlock Holmes, but Raymond Emanuel will. Because he was homeless.

According to The Mirror, Emanuel was seeking shelter from the cold in a local theater when he was spotted by scouts casting for the film.

I suggest checking out the entire story for yourself. Not only is it completely heart warming – he became down on his luck after nursing his sick mother, the film was an incredible opportunity of course, and he’s got an agent but is keeping his job prospects realistic instead of assuming he’ll be the next Angelina Jolie – but it also uses a ton of words like “tramp,” “dossing down,” and whatever else those wacky British kids are saying these days.

This awesome story also has a happy ending. Emanuel has since found a “flat” – what I can only assume is the British word for “hot celebrity girlfriend” – and is also now living in an apartment instead of on the street.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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