Netflix has erected statues of the sisters of famous and celebrated male icons from British history across the UK for a limited time. These statues can be seen in London, Portsmouth, Dorchester, Birmingham, and Bath and are installed to mark the release of the movie Enola Holmes.
The move was made to celebrate and honour the achievements of sisters who have been overlooked and shadowed by their well-known brothers.
In London’s Baker Street – which was Sherlock Holmes’ famously known address, as per the books – people will be able to see the statue of Enola Holmes standing alongside the already prominent statue of Sherlock.
Portsmouth residents can view a statue of Frances Dickens placed opposite to her brother and prominent author, Charles Dickens. Frances studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was a gifted pianist and singer.
Likewise, in Dorchester’s Dorset, a sculpture of Mary Hardy stands right across the statue of her brother Thomas Hardy – author of Jude The Obscure and Far From The Madding Crowd.
While Thomas was known for his books, Mary was a local school’s respected headmistress in west Dorset.
On the streets of Birmingham, Princess Helena Victoria’s (sister of King Edward VII) statue was erected. Besides being a founding member of the British Red Cross and a proactive campaigner for healthcare workers, she was also the President of the Royal British Nurses Association.
The city of Bath now has a statue of Maria Anna Mozart standing opposite her brother, the legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Maria Anna not only aced the art of playing harpsichord and fortepiano but also toured Vienna and Paris thanks to her talent.
Enola Holmes stars Millie Bobby Brown in the lead as she plays the sister of much-loved fictional character Sherlock Holmes (played by Henry Cavill). Sam Claflin also stars in the movie as the third sibling, Mycroft Holmes.
The movie revolves around Enola finding her missing mother (played by Helena Bonham Carter) and the adventures that follow.
Enola Holmes is streaming now on Netflix and if you haven’t caught it yet, here’s a glimpse of what’s in store for you: