Sherlock Holmes

About

Private detective known for his perceptive observational skills who became a British cultural icon, depicted in numerous books, short stories, movies and TV series.

Trivia

Guinness World Records recognized him as the most portrayed movie character in history. 

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Created
1887
Universe
Sherlock Holmes
Creator
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Actor Portrayals

1
Robert Downey Jr., 55
Sherlock Holmes (2009 film) / Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
2
Will Ferrell, 53
Holmes & Watson
3
Benedict Cumberbatch, 44
Sherlock
4
Henry Cavill, 37
Enola Holmes
5
Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
Murder by Decree
6
Christopher Lee (1922-2015)
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace / Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady
7
Michael Caine, 87
Without a Clue
8
Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
Sherlock Holmes (1976 play)
9
Roger Moore (1927-2017)
Sherlock Holmes in New York
10
John Cleese, 81
The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It
11
Tom Baker, 87
The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV serial)
12
Jonny Lee Miller, 48
Elementary
13
Charlton Heston (1923-2008)
The Crucifer of Blood
14
Peter O'Toole (1932-2013)
Dead Eyed Dicks (play) / 1983-1984 (4 cartoons)
15
Peter Cushing (1913-1994)
Sherlock Holmes (1965 TV series)
16
Larry Hagman (1931-2012)
The Return of the World's Greatest Detective
17
Brent Spiner, 72
Star Trek Next Generation
18
Ron Moody (1924-2015)
Sherlock Holmes - The Musical
19
Frank Langella, 83
Sherlock Holmes: The Strange Case of Alice Faulkner / Sherlock's Last Case
20
Matt Frewer, 63
2000-2002 (4 TV movies)
21
George C. Scott (1927-1999)
They Might Be Giants
22
John Barrymore (1882-1942)
Sherlock Holmes (1922 film)
23
John Wood (1930-2011)
Sherlock Holmes (play)
24
Peter Cook (1937-1995)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978 film)
25
Basil Rathbone (1892-1967)
14 films from 1939-1946
26
Jeremy Brett (1933-1995)
Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV series)
27
Stewart Granger (1913-1993)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972 film)
28
Richard Roxburgh, 59
The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie 2002)
29
Joaquim De Almeida, 63
The Xango from Baker Street
30
Guy Henry, 60
Young Sherlock Holmes
31
Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)
The Hound of London
32
Edward Woodward (1930-2009)
Hands of a Murderer
33
Ian Richardson (1934-2007)
The Sign of Four / The Hound of the Baskervilles
34
Raymond Massey (1896-1983)
The Speckled Band
35
Mack Sennett (1880-1960)
1911-1913 (11 times, parody)
36
John Neville (1925-2011)
A Study in Terror
37
Carlyle Blackwell (1884-1955)
Der Hund von Baskervilles
38
Nicol Williamson (1938-2011)
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
39
William Gillette (1853-1937)
Sherlock Holmes (play)
40
Clive Brook (1887-1974)
Sherlock Holmes (1932 film)

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