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Jeremy Brett (I) (1933–1995)

The refined and debonair English actor Jeremy Brett will forever be best remembered for his long-running and critically acclaimed portrayal of Sherlock Holmes for Britain's Granada Television. From a privileged background, Brett was educated at England's most prestigious independent school, Eton College. After training as an actor at the Central ... See full bio »

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 1996 Moll Flanders
Artist's Father
 1995 Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Tony Vernon-Smith
 1992 ITV Telethon (TV Series)
Sherlock Holmes
 1987 The Sign of Four (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes
 1985 Deceptions (TV Movie)
Bryan Foxworth
 1985 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie)
William Nightingale
 1984 Morte d'Arthur (TV Movie)
King Arthur
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ernest Finley
 1969-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
George, Duke of Bristol / Basil Hallward / Berowne / ...
- On Approval (1982) ... George, Duke of Bristol
 1981 Macbeth (Video)
 1981 Seagull Island (TV Mini-Series)
David Malcolm
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... David Malcolm
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... David Malcolm
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... David Malcolm
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... David Malcolm
 1981 The Good Soldier (TV Movie)
Edward Ashburnham
 1981 Madame X (TV Movie)
Dr. Terrence Keith
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Xaviar / Lieutenant Nash
- Spaceball (1980) ... Xaviar / Lieutenant Nash
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Mason Parks
- Death in the Slow Lane (1979) ... Mason Parks
 1979 Rebecca (TV Mini-Series)
Maxim de Winter
 1978 The Medusa Touch
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
James Joslin
- Of Guilt, Models and Murder (1978) ... James Joslin
 1977 Young Dan'l Boone (TV Series)
- The Trail Blazer (1977) ... Langford
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Nightingale
- Mr. Nightingale (1977) ... Mr. Nightingale
 1976 Piccadilly Circus (TV Series)
 1975 Twiggy (TV Series)
 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series)
Willie Edwardes
- Motherlove (1975) ... Willie Edwardes
 1975 A Legacy (TV Series)
Eduard Merz
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Eduard Merz
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Eduard Merz
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Eduard Merz
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Eduard Merz
 1975 The Prodigal Daughter (TV Movie)
Father Daley
 1974 Haunted: The Ferryman (TV Movie)
Sheridan Owen
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Count Karel Kinsky
- Triumph and Tragedy (1974) ... Count Karel Kinsky
- Recovery (1974) ... Count Karel Kinsky
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Captain Yule
- Grace (1974) ... Captain Yule
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Peter Tower
- One Deadly Owner (1974) ... Peter Tower
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
Peter Tower
- One Deadly Owner (1974) ... Peter Tower
 1973 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
 1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Blaine
- An Aspidistra in Babylon (1973) ... Captain Blaine
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra (uncredited)
 1970 Solo (TV Series)
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
The Bey
- Desert Journey (1969) ... The Bey
 1968 The Merry Widow (TV Movie)
 1968 For Amusement Only (TV Series)
- Time for the Funny Walk (1968) ... Henry
 1966-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Giacomo Casanova / Villiers
- The Queen & the Welshman (1966) ... Villiers
 1961-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Gino / Plinio Ceccho / Dorian Gray
- Quite an Ordinary Knife (1967) ... Gino
- Something to Declare (1964) ... Plinio Ceccho
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Jeff Walker
- The Seven Eyes of Night (1967) ... Jeff Walker
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Sir John Maltravers
- The Lost Stradivarius (1966) ... Sir John Maltravers
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
- Close Season (1965) ... David
 1964 Act of Reprisal
Harvey Freeman
 1960-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Tonino / Pascal / Maxime / ...
- Three Roads to Rome (1963) ... Tonino
- The Typewriter (1962) ... Pascal / Maxime
- Tess (1960) ... Angel Clare
 1963 The Model Murder Case
Jordan Barker
 1963 The Very Edge
Mullen (The Intruder)
 1962 Dinner with the Family (TV Movie)
 1962 The Bacchae (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Dionysus
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Dionysus
 1962 Young and Willing
Andrew Gilby
 1962 The Ghost Sonata (TV Movie)
The Student
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Julian Bennett
- A Kind of Strength (1961) ... Julian Bennett
 1961 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
The Prince
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... The Prince
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... The Prince
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Romeo and Juliet (1957) ... Paris
 1954 Svengali
Pierre (uncredited)
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He acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Hedda Gabler," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, John Moffatt, and Sheila Reid in the cast. Ingmar Bergman was director. See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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(Speaking of Holmes only wearing the deerstalker in the country and the different pipes he used depending on his mood) "So, all these things you can get from Doyle, and when other actors who play Holmes and just pop on the deerstalker, and his cape and the pipe and walk straight through it, puff...puff...puff--and get on with the next thing--that's probably the safer way to train -- but it's not ... See more »


Favorite music: Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem; "In Paradisum" from Faure's Requiem; "Habanera" from Georges Bizet's Carmen; Richard Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder; and "Tuba Mirum" from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem. See more »


His aristocratic beautifully modulated voice

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