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Eille Norwood (1861–1948)

Eille Norwood was born on October 11, 1861 in York, England as Anthony Edward Brett. He was an actor, known for The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1922), The Dying Detective (1921) and The Man with the Twisted Lip (1921). He was married to Ruth Mackay. He died on December 24, 1948 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 87) in London, England, UK

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The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Boscombe Valley Mystery Sherlock Holmes
The Dying Detective
The Dying Detective Sherlock Holmes
The Man with the Twisted Lip


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 1923 The Sign of Four
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 His Last Bow (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 Silver Blaze (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Blue Carbuncle (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Cardboard Box (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Engineer's Thumb (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Final Problem (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Gloria Scott (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Mystery of Thor Bridge (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Speckled Band (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Stone of Mazarin (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 The Three Students (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 Black Peter (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 Charles Augustus Milverton
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Abbey Grange (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Boscombe Valley Mystery (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Golden Pince-Nez (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Greek Interpreter (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Musgrave Ritual (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Naval Treaty (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Recoil
 1922 The Reigate Squires (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Second Stain (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Six Napoleons (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1921 Gwyneth of the Welsh Hills
Lord Pryse
 1921 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes
 1921 A Gentleman of France
Gaston de Marsac
 1921 A Scandal in Bohemia (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1921 The Devil's Foot (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1921 The Dying Detective (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1921 The Empty House (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1921 The Man with the Twisted Lip (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1921 The Noble Bachelor (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1921 The Tiger of San Pedro (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1920 The Tavern Knight
The Tavern Knight
 1920 The Hundredth Chance
Dr. Jonathon Capper
 1916 The Charlatan
Dr. O'Kama
 1911 Princess Clementina (Short)
James Stuart

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Stage: Appeared in Denison Clift and Frank Gregory's "The Moon is Red," at the Daly's Theatre in London, England, with Joyce Bland, Helen Goss, Hugh Miller, George Curzon and Austin Trevor in the cast. Frank Gregory was also director. See more »

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A distinguished stage actor who entered films in 1911, Norwood is chiefly remembered for being the most prolific actor ever to play Sherlock Holmes. He impersonated the famous sleuth in 45 two-reelers and two feature films between 1921 and 1923. Underplaying the part (unlike other members of the cast who failed to cope with the dynamics of screen acting and thus often outrageously overacted), ... See more »

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