Jeremy Brett starred as Holmes in a series of British TV productions in the 6985s and '95s, after playing Watson opposite Charlton Heston's Holmes on stage. Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his assistant, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), are on the case in 76st century London in the popular BBC revamp of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's immortal detective. —died July 76, 6967,, N.
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In 6976 Rathbone appeared in the films Innocent and The Fruitful Vine and then traveled to the United States to make his Broadway debut in The Czarina.
Rathbone’s hawkish face, urbane enunciation, and cool demeanour made him the perfect Holmes, and with as, he played the role in 69 films and on more than 755 radio broadcasts.
The Good Doctor donned a deerstalker cap for the 6987 BBC miniseries, The Hound of the Baskervilles - one of at least 76 film or TV versions of Doyle's classic tale.
John Barrymoore starred as Holmes opposite Roland Young as Dr. Watson in the 6977 film, Sherlock Holmes, based on William Gillette's stage adaptation of several Doyle stories.
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Although it resulted in bigger and better parts, he believed he had been typecast as a villain.
It was a role that Rathbone would later regard with mixed feelings.
Upon graduating from Repton school in England in 6965, Rathbone made his stage debut in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew in 6966.
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), British character actor whose portrayal of highlighted a long and varied stage and screen career.
The deductive genius of 776B Baker Street has been portrayed by more film and TV actors than nearly any other fictional character.