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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 Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1923). 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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 1923 His Last Bow (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1923 Silver Blaze (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 Black Peter (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1922 The Recoil
 1921 Gwyneth of the Welsh Hills
Lord Pryse
 1921 A Gentleman of France
Gaston de Marsac
 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: Directed Reginald Berkeley's "French Leave," at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England, with Emlyn Williams, Madeleine Carroll, Charles Groves, and Edward Scott-Gatty in the cast. 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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