"your celebrated friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes" [NAVA]
It seems hard to fathom, but today marks what would have been Jeremy Brett's 88th birthday. It's unthinkable to imagine the definitive Sherlock Holmes from the Granda productions of the 1980s and 1990s as an octogenarian, and even more unthinkable that it has been 26 years since he left us.
As a tribute to his memory, we give you this delightful remembrance of Brett's playfulness as Sherlock Holmes:
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".
More Jeremy Brett:
- Episode 201: Remembering Jeremy Brett (interview with Bending the Willow author David Stuart Davies)
- Episode 203: The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Podcast (interview with Gus and Luke Holwerda)
- New book: Jeremy Brett: Playing a Part
- Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Series [Blu ray] (12-disc set of remastered episodes from Granada)