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Poll: Best portrayal of Sherlock Holmes

Many actors have portrayed the popular detective Sherlock Holmes. Who did the best job at it? Limited to the most popular/prolific movies/series/actors.

Discuss the list here

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    Benedict Cumberbatch

    So far three seasons of "Sherlock"
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    Jonny Lee Miller

    So far two seasons of "Elementary"
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    Robert Downey Jr.

    So far two movies; Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
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    Jeremy Brett

    Four series and seven seasons: "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "The Return of Sherlock Holmes", "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes"
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    Basil Rathbone

    14 classic movies starting with The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
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    Peter Cushing

    Two movies; The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) and The Masks of Death (1984), and a BBC TV-series (1964)
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    Robert Stephens

    Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
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    Nicol Williamson

    The Oscar-nominated The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
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    Christopher Plummer

    Murder by Decree
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    Christopher Lee

    One movie; Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace, and two TV mini-series; "Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady" and "Incident at Victoria Falls"