Today (May 4), The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes featured the first of three articles talking about Granada’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, featuring Jeremy Brett. The next two Mondays will include the others.
Here’s how it opened:
For several decades, Basil Rathbone, star of fourteen Holmes films in the thirties and forties, was generally the most recognizable and popular screen Holmes. And of course today, Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr are internationally recognized for their turns as the master detective.
But in between Rathbone and Cumberbatch, one actor (with apologies to Peter Cushing) stood above all other portrayers of Sherlock Holmes. And that was Jeremy Brett.
Head on over to Black Gate and look for the rest of the series!