Love Brett and love me some Cumberbatch. (The Holmes’ too!)
Written by Stephanie Bell
Over the last 130 years, the indelible character of Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed more than any other; across plays, movies, radio programs, and in TV series, over 90 actors have donned the deerstalker. The Great Detective has been played by luminaries such as Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer, the beloved Basil Rathbone, Christopher Lee, Charlton Heston, John Cleese, Leonard Nimoy, George C. Scott, Sir John Gielgud, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, and so many more.
The character of Sherlock Holmes has been interpreted in nearly as many different ways as there are actors who have played him. He has been cast as a purely cerebral and analytical machine, as an empathetic savior, and even as a patriotic soldier in the fight against Nazism.
Two recent portrayals of Sherlock Holmes are especially well known by fans of the Baker Street sleuth: Jeremy Brett…
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