History Creator / BasilRathbone

17th Sep '17 7:43:15 AM jormis29
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Philip St. John Basil Rathbone MC (June 13, 1892--July 21 1967) was a South African-born English actor best known for his role as Literature/SherlockHolmes in fourteen Hollywood films and in a radio series.

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Philip St. John Basil Rathbone MC (June 13, 1892--July 21 1967) was a South African-born English actor best known for his role as Literature/SherlockHolmes in fourteen Hollywood films and in [[Radio/TheNewAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes a radio series.
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* ''Radio/TheNewAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes''
13th Jul '17 2:20:55 PM LongTallShorty64
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26th Jun '17 10:03:28 AM Camassia
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*''Film/VoyageToThePrehistoricPlanet'' (1965)
23rd Jun '17 3:46:03 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'' (1939)

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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'' ''Film/{{The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|1939}}'' (1939)
22nd Jun '17 7:36:37 AM CosmicFerret
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* AwesomeDearBoy: He was a longtime fan of Literature/SherlockHolmes, so when he was offered the role of the Great Detective, he naturally jumped at the chance.
22nd Jun '17 7:28:51 AM CosmicFerret
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Philip St. John Basil Rathbone MC (June 13, 1892--July 21 1967) was a South African-born English actor best known for his role as Literature/SherlockHolmes in fourteen Hollywood films and in a radio series.

!!Film roles with Wiki/TVTropes pages:
* ''Film/SinTakesAHoliday'' (1930)
* ''Film/CaptainBlood'' (1935)
* ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'' (1935)
* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' (1936)
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' (1938)
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'' (1939)
* ''Film/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' (1939)
* ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' (1939)
* ''Film/TheSeaHawk'' (1940)
* ''Film/TheBakerStreetDozen'' (1942-1946)
* ''Film/WereNoAngels'' (1955)
* ''Film/TheCourtJester'' (1956)
* ''Film/TheMagicSword'' (1962)

!!Voice acting roles with Wiki/TVTropes pages:
* ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad''
* ''Music/PeterAndTheWolf''
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!!Tropes associated with this actor:
* TheCastShowoff: Rathbone was a skilled fencer in his own right, as demonstrated in his many swashbuckling roles.
* LargeHam: By his own admission, this was why he enjoyed performing in radio shows.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Many people in the 1930s thought he was just as cruel as his portrayal of Mr. Murdstone in ''David Copperfield'', but he was very nice in real life.
* NoStuntDouble: As TheCastShowoff (above), Rathbone largely did his own stunts in fight scenes.
* SinisterSchnoz: Rathbone has played a ''lot'' of villains.
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