Believe it or not, today marks what would have been Jeremy Brett's 81st birthday. It seems unthinkable to imagine the definitive Sherlock Holmes from the 1980s and 1990s as an octogenarian, and even more unthinkable that it has been nearly 20 years since he left us.
As a tribute to his memory, we give you this interview from a British morning television show:
And this video compilation of the best Sherlock Holmes quotes from the Granada series (Season 1) is as nice as any:
If you'd like to read more about Jeremy Brett (November 3, 1933 - September 12, 1995), please check out all of our posts tagged "Jeremy Brett." Also, we have links to some books about him below.