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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
William Gillette
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0%
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Robert Downey Jr.
23
9%
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Christopher Plummer
15
6%
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Peter Cushing
24
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Basil Rathbone
60
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Benedict Cumberbatch
36
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Jeremy Brett
43
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Michael Caine
10
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Douglas Wilmer
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Ian McKellen
9
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Vasily Livanov
0
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John Barrymore
10
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Clive Brook
2
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John Neville
2
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Robert Stephens
4
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Nicol Williamson
5
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Jonny Lee Miller
6
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other
2
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none of these
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this is ridiculous
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not my genre
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not my cup of tea
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Who has done the best role of Sherlock Holmes on film or stage?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.

William Gillette
The American actor manager and playwrights portrayed Holmes on the stage and in a silent film. It is Gillette who was the first actor to wear the famous deerstalker hat, and he smoke a curved calabash pipe (which he substituted for the straight one that Holmes smoked in the stories).
Robert Downey Jr.
His Holmes is not everyone's cup of tea. But the gritty and steampunkish films are a interesting reinterpretation.
Christopher Plummer
The most emotional Sherlock portrayal belongs to Christopher Plummer, who played the detective in the 1977 film Silver Blaze and the 1979 film Murder by Decree. If you have ever wanted to see a more human Holmes, who sheds a tear or two, and actually seems to care about the people involved in the cases he's solving, Plummer's atypical yet intriguing performance is not to be missed.
Peter Cushing
Cushing's Sherlock is a powerful and important addition to the cannon. The actor first played Sherlock in the 1959 film The Hound of the Baskervilles. He went on to portray the detective in the 1968 BBC series Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, replacing Douglas Wilmer. Cushing's high cheekbones and gaunt appearance were uniquely Sherlock-ian, and, per Screen Rant, he played on the character's "arrogance and impulse" in his memorable performance.
Basil Rathbone
The quintessential Sherlock Hilmes. The Sherlock that immediately comes to mind when one pictures the famous detective. Rathbone made 14 Sherlock Holmes movies, starting with The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1939. His famous, pipe-smoking silhouette immediately conjures the character. In many ways, Rathbone set the Sherlock portrayal precedent for all who followed.
Benedict Cumberbatch
The Sherlock Holmes for the 21st century. This Sherlock uses modern technology as well as traditional deductive reasoning. His excellent rapport with Watson, played by Martin Freeman, has launched this Sherlock portrayal into the realm of the iconic.
Jeremy Brett
The incredible Jeremy Brett is considered by many to have given the best Sherlock Holmes portrayal to date. Brett's obsessive method acting allowed him to embody the character of Sherlock Holmes with a degree of skill and nuance that most agree simply cannot be topped. Brett, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was also personally familiar with some of the mania present in Sherlock's character, lending his portrayal extra resonance.
Michael Caine
In Without a Clue.
Douglas Wilmer
1960s BBC series and The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
Ian McKellen
In Mr. Holmes
Vasily Livanov
From The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson TV series. He received "The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" for this role.
John Barrymore
In Sherlock Holmes (1922)
Clive Brook
In Sherlock Holmes (1932)
John Neville
John Neville (2 May 1925 - 19 November 2011) was a British actor who played Sherlock Holmes in 1965 in A Study in Terror. In 1975, John Neville played again Sherlock Holmes in the play Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette at Broadhurst Theater on Broadway.
Robert Stephens
In the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, he takes on the Loch Ness Monster and Imperial Germany.
Nicol Williamson
As Sherlock Holmes in the 1976 Herbert Ross film, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution.
Jonny Lee Miller
in Elementary.
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