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Sherlock Holmes Incarnations

Any form of 'Sherlock Holmes' in either TV, media, stage or film.
Quiz by NawTeeCal
Last updated: March 26, 2015
First submittedMarch 25, 2015
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An actor well-known for playing Holmes on stage in 'The Speckled Band', one of the earliest known actors to play Holmes
Harry Arthur Saintsbury
Played Holmes in film during the 30s, including in 'The Missing Rembrandt', which itself is now a lost film
Arthur Wontner
Often referred to as 'Granada Holmes' in relation to the broadcaster who produced the series' in which this actor starred
Jeremy Brett
The iconic film Holmes and one of most well-known incarnations of the detective
Basil Rathbone
Hollywood film series 'Sherlock Holmes' starring this actor and Jude Law
Robert Downey Jr
Star of the BBC series 'Sherlock' who plays Sherlock Holmes in modern-day London
Benedict Cumberbatch
A modern New-York based interpretation of the Sherlock Holmes stories stars this actor
Jonny Lee Miller
In the Norweigan parody, this man plays the eponymous detective
Vidar Magnussen
Star of film 'Mr Holmes', set in Holmes' retirement
Sir Ian McKellen
The only actor to portray Holmes for the entire canon collection of stories on the radio
Clive Merrison
This well-known Star Trek actor played Holmes on stage in 1976
Leonard Nimoy
level 76
Mar 25, 2015
It was frustrating that Cumberbatch, the first answer I typed, was accepted, but no other surname was accepted. After realizing some of the answers could be no other than the names I tried, I tried typing them again with the entire names and got them. Robert Downey didn't work until I added the Jr.
level 44
Mar 26, 2015
Sorry, I will add the option for all surnames of actors to be accepted and fix the RDJ issue. The 'Cumberbatch' was more an issue in case people were unable to spell the whole of his mile-long name! :P