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Cumberbatch, Downey Jr, Jeremy Brett: YOUR fave Sherlock? VOTE!

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yuva kumar
Jeremy Brett is Holmes Personified
by yuva kumar on Feb 13, 2015 06:58 AM  | Hide replies

Well those who had the chance to see Jeremy Brett playing Holmes, will have no alternatives.

He is Sherlock Holmes personified

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Suzoy  Haazarika
Re: Jeremy Brett is Holmes Personified
by Suzoy Haazarika on Feb 15, 2015 11:31 PM
Concur heartily. The one and only Conan Doyle's Holmes personified is Jeremy Brett. Of course one would have had to read the books to grasp the Holmes characteristics.

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kaushik  maji
Jeremy Brett is the one
by kaushik maji on Feb 12, 2015 10:01 PM

At any rate Jeremy Brett is miles ahead...at least if someone consider the faithfulness towards Conan Doyle's creation.
Perhaps if somebody read the stories beforehand easily can understand the difference. Jeremy Brett David Burke or Jonathan Hardwick arguably the best adaptation of Sherlock-Watson.

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Shoumit Bhattacharya
Jeremy Brett is the Sherlock Holmes
by Shoumit Bhattacharya on Feb 11, 2015 08:41 PM  | Hide replies

With due credit to all the actors (70 ) who have played this iconic character, no one has been able to get under the skin of the character better than Jeremy Brett. His diction, his mannerisms, his idiosyncrasies all bring to life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's immortal creation. Edward Hardwicke has given able support as Dr.Watson.
But Benedict Cumberbatch has given a new interpretation to the character in the recent tele-series and made it relevant to a newer generation of viewers, who are strangers to books and libraries. His efforts are also commendable.
A further observation is that most voters seem to be biased by the recent actors to portray this character and unoblivious of earlier actors (like Basil Rathbone) who have played the character but are not part of the survey. One of the actors to have played the character is a clown in comparison to Jeremy Brett, while his Dr.Watson might have made a much better job of playing Sherlock Homes !

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vishal kulkarni
Re: Jeremy Brett is the Sherlock Holmes
by vishal kulkarni on Feb 13, 2015 08:10 AM
Yes .. true

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Jeremy Brett Anytime
by Surendran on Feb 11, 2015 09:42 AM  | Hide replies

I remember as a child i used to eagerly await the telecast every sunday on DD. About 3-4 years back I had the opportunity to watch the whole series again along with the new Sherlock series telecast by BBC starring Benedict Cumberbatch. While not taking any credit away from Cumberbatch , I must say that Jeremy Brett grows on you and shows a man who enacted this famous fictional charachter after doing a lot of study in his mannerisms. I read in Google that towards the end Brett used to suffer from manic mood swings where he almost became the iconic charachter he played

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united india
Re: Jeremy Brett Anytime
by united india on Feb 11, 2015 11:02 AM
You have told part of childhood story, I wonder how doordarshan have collapsed in recent years in matters of quality programmes!

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Pat Thakur
Re: Re: Jeremy Brett Anytime
by Pat Thakur on Feb 11, 2015 11:28 AM
Yup, Jeremy Brett w/o a shard of doubt.

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leonid  joseph
Re: Re: Re: Jeremy Brett Anytime
by leonid joseph on Feb 11, 2015 12:02 PM
whenever I hear the name Sherlock pic of Jeremy Brett comes into my head. He will always be the Sherlock Holmes for me.

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Sumit Ganguly
Re: Re: Re: Re: Jeremy Brett Anytime
by Sumit Ganguly on Feb 11, 2015 02:38 PM
Right all of u. My younger days memories refreshed !!
The classic Sherlock Holmes on our TV ,old London created immaculately- not the new re interpreted stylized versions.
And Leonid , even I picture Brett in my mind whenever I read Holmes.

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