Do you remember these other actors’ takes on Holmes?
Basil Rathbone The 1986 Disney movie The Great Mouse Detective featured the voice of the iconic British actor as Holmes—even though he hadn’t played him since the 1950s and had been dead for nearly 20 years!
Christopher Lee In Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962), Lee’s sleuth wghts *rofessor Moriarty for a jewel from Cleopatra’s tomb.
Christopher Plummer Sherlock versus Jack the Ripper? Yes, please— in Murder by Decree (1979).
Peter O’Toole Ever proliwc, he was Sherlock onstage, voiced him in cartoons and played author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a 1997 wlm.
Jeremy Brett He played Sherlock on multiple BBC miniseries between 1984 and 1994.
Jonny Lee Miller Elementary, my dear! He’s been Sherlock—a modernday workaholic Y*D adviser and case buster—on the CBS drama since 2012.
Benedict Cumberbatch He won
a 2014 Emmy award for his portrayal as the brilliant Scotland Yard consultant in the hit contemporaryset BBC series Sherlock.
Ian McKellen In the 2015 mystery Mr. Holmes, McKellen’s detective is retired and losing his memory. But he still manages to outsmart ’em all.
Johnny Depp He provided the voice of the titular character in the 2018 animated hit Sherlock Gnomes. Of course he solved the case of the missing London garden gnomes.
Robert Downey Jr. The American movie star was a punch-throwing quipster in two action-packed Sherlock Holmes wlms. The third installment is due in 2020.