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A list of actors and actresses with a TV Tropes page who have appeared in adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary hero, the Great Detective Sherlock Holmes.


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Mystery Films

    Sherlock Holmes (1922) 

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes (1922):

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    The Sign of Four 

Appeared in The Sign of Four (1932):

    A Study in Scarlet 

Appeared in A Study in Scarlet (1933):

    Basil Rathbone Films 

Appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939):

  • Lionel Atwill: James Mortimer M.D.
    • Also appeared as Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)
  • John Carradine: Barryman.
  • Basil Rathbone: Sherlock Holmes.
    • Voiced Sherlock in the radio dramas The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes between 1939 and 1946.
    • Samples of dialogue from his films were used in The Great Mouse Detective in 1986.

Appeared in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939):

    The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) 

Appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959):

  • Peter Cushing: Sherlock Holmes.
    • Replaced Douglas Wilmer as Sherlock in the 1964-1968 TV series.
    • Played Sherlock one more time in The Masks of Death (1984 TV film).
  • Christopher Lee: Sir Henry Baskerville.
    • Also played Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes and The Deadly Necklace (1962).
    • Mycroft Holmes in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970).
    • Sherlock again in the TV films Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991) and Incident at Victoria Falls (1992).

    A Study in Terror 

Appeared in A Study in Terror (1965):

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    The Seven-Percent-Solution 

Appeared in The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976):

    Murder by Decree 

Appeared in Murder by Decree (1979):

    Young Sherlock Holmes 

Appeared in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985):

    Robert Downey Jr. Films 

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes (2009):

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011):

    Mr. Holmes 

Appeared in Mr. Holmes (2015):

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    Enola Holmes 

Will appear in Enola Holmes (TBD):

Comedy/Parody Films

    They Might Be Giants 

Appeared in They Might Be Giants (1971):

    The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother 

Appeared in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975):

    The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978) 

Appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978):

    Without a Clue 

Appeared in Without a Clue (1988):

    A Samba for Sherlock 

Appeared in A Samba for Sherlock (O Xangô de Baker Street, 2001):

    Holmes & Watson 

Appear in Holmes & Watson (2018):

TV Productions

    The Elgin Hour - "Sting of Death" 

Appeared in The Elgin Hour - "Sting of Death" (anthology series episode, 1955):

     Sherlock Holmes (1964-1968) 

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes (1964-1968):

    The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 

Appeared in The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971):

    The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972) 

Appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972):

    Dr. Watson and the Darkwater Hall Mystery 

Appeared in Dr. Watson and the Darkwater Hall Mystery (1974):

  • Edward Fox: Dr. Watson.
    • Alistair Ross in The Crucifier of Blood.

    Sherlock Holmes in New York 

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976):

  • John Huston: Professor Moriarty.
  • Patrick Macnee: Dr. John Watson.
    • Reprised the role of Watson in the TV films Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991) and Incident at Victoria Falls (1992) alongside Christopher Lee's Holmes.
    • Played Holmes in the TV film The Hound of London (1993).
  • Roger Moore: Sherlock Holmes.
  • Charlotte Rampling: Irene Adler.
  • Gig Young: Mortimer McGrew.

    The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It 

Appeared in The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977):

    The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982) 

Appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982):

    The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983) 

Appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983):

    The Masks of Death 

Appeared in The Masks of Death (1984):

    Sherlock Holmes (1984-1994) 

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes (1984-1994):

    Hands of a Murderer 

Appeared in Hands of a Murderer (1990):

    The Crucifer of Blood 

Appeared in The Crucifer of Blood (1991):

    Case of Evil 

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes: Case of Evil (2002):

    The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002) 

Appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002):

    The Case of the Silk Stocking 

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Silk Stocking (2004):

    The Baker Street Irregulars 

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars (2007):

    Sherlock 

Appeared in Sherlock (2010- ):

    Elementary 

Appeared in Elementary (2012- ):

Animation

    The Sign of Four / The Baskerville Curse / A Study in Scarlet / Valley of Fear 

Appeared in The Sign of Four, The Baskerville Curse, A Study in Scarlet and Valley of Fear (1983-1984):

    Sherlock Hound 

Appeared in Sherlock Hound (1984-1985):

    The Great Mouse Detective 

Appeared in The Great Mouse Detective (1986):

    Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century 

Appeared in Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century (1999-2001):

    Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes 

Appeared in Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010):

    Sherlock Gnomes 

Appeared in Sherlock Gnomes (2018):

Radio

    The Mercury Theater on the Air – "The Immortal Sherlock Holmes" 

Appeared in The Mercury Theater on the Air – "The Immortal Sherlock Holmes" (CBS, 1938):


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