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The many faces of Holmes


Considering the success of last week’s post about Holmes, and the sudden appearance of so many Sherlockians on my blog, I decided to put together a small gallery of famous – or not so famous – Holmes from the big and the small screen, like the one I did for Philip Marlowe a while back.


See if you can recognise them all.
Anyone I forgot? Please let me know in the comments.
And as you are at it – one of them is not Holmes, but it’s actually his brother. Can you spot him? Give your answer in the comments.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

11 thoughts on “The many faces of Holmes

  1. Great post! And the answer is Gene Wilder (the smartest brother…)


  2. I might have missed him but have you got Matt Frewer there? He played Sherlock Holmes in a couple of TV movies and was, IMHO, absolutely dreadful at it.


  3. OK I’m being a pain now but have you got Richard Roxburgh? He played Holmes in a one-off to film of The Hound of the Baskervilles. It may have only been shown in the U.K.. He wasn’t too bad. No Jeremy Brett though …


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