Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 at 11 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. Doyle was a physician and also a British writer. Best known for his detective fiction. Featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.

Originally a physician, in 1887 Doyle published A Study in Scarlet. This is his first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories. Featuring the famous detective.

The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Additional writing that Doyle is also known for is The Adventure of Professor Challenger. In addition, Mystery of Mary Celeste.  He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

As a matter of fact, everyone has heard about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Their popularity scans throughout all the ages. In addition, they have been vastly read throughout the generations.

Holly wood has on numerous occasions depicted their version of Sherlock holmes and Dr. Watson.

In my mind, in old movies that I love is Sherlock Holmes is Basil Rathbone with Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Here are some of the most popular chronological order:

Doyle – Dr. Watson

The most famous actor duo playing Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, joined forces against different villains from 1939 until 1946.

The American actor Robert Duvall intervened on behalf of his friend.
He duped Holmes and got him to Vienna to consult with Sigmund Freud in “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution”.

James Mason’s Watson challenged Jack the Ripper together with Christopher Plummer.

John Mills’ older version of Watson supported Peter Cushing’s aging detective in “The Masks of Death”

Jude Law plays one of the latest incarnations of Dr. Watson in the action movies from director Guy Ritchie with Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes.

Lucy Liu is the only female companion to the Great Detective. She assists Jonny Lee Miller in New York in the CBS TV show “Elementary”.

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Before that other oddly named Englishman came around, Rathbone was regarded as the quintessential.

Nicholas Rowe, Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Michael Caine, Without a Clue (1988)
Technically, Caine’s just playing a rather bumbling actor pretending to be Holmes.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock (2010-present)
Ah, there he is. Only the Cumberbatch could turn an arrogant, socially awkward, modern-day Holmes into a total heartthrob.

Jonny Lee Miller, Elementary (2012-present)

Building on the popularity of Sherlock, Elementary sees Miller as a disgraced Holmes who flees to New York after rehab. This time around, his sidekick Watson is not only American, but a woman, and played by the lovely Lucy Liu.

 The great talent of these actors has been able to play the characters of one of the great British Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Arthur Conan Doyle May 2017 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conan_Doyle>

Erin-Donnelly From Benedict To Ian, 7 Actors Who’ve Played Sherlock Holmes” May 2017 <http://www.refinery29.com/2015/07/90589/sherlock-holmes-actor>

Andrea Plunket “Doctor Watson -The “Underestimated” Friend”May 2017 <http://www.sherlock-holmes-movie-and-tv-guide.com/doctor-watson.html>

 

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