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Jeremy Brett was a very big, famous actor in England who played Sherlock Holmes in many shows in the 1980s and 1990s, and he was an eccentric, grand old-school actor and a very charming man. I was going to do this show ‘Coasting’ as a co-lead and knew nothing about cameras or films. In those days, it took 30 days to shoot an hour of television, which beggars belief today. So I was only on his show for six days as a guest and asked him for tips. And he said, ‘My dear boy, I will have you called for every day of the shoot,’ and he did, and I sat on set and he took me through all of it, how to hit your mark, how to walk down a dolly track without looking at it. It was a very concentrated course in film acting.
Mads Mikkelsen ("Mads Mikkelsen, other TV talent talk about Day One of their first jobs"), when describing being a guest star on "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes" in 1991. (via bendingthewillow)
Holmes then examines Violet Smith’s hands, making a deduction that she is a typist, a fact which is indicated by her spatulate finger ends. We can see that Brett, as Holmes, does fleetingly find the touch of a woman’s hand pleasurable and, realising this, he drops her hand very quickly. But then—and it is a big then—he touches her face, almost caressing her chin, while observing: ‘There is a spirituality about the face, however, which the typewriter does not generate.’ Again the moment is sensuous, the speech almost mellifluous; and then with a lightning change of mood and pace, Holmes is back to his sharp, cold, business-like self again.

Davies, David Stuart (2012-01-23). BENDING THE WILLOW: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes (Kindle Locations 1101-1105).  . Kindle Edition. 

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A canon. Written for you in 1887. Incredible adapted for television in 1984.

With the best cast you can find by Granada Television.

Sherlock Holmes

Jeremy Brett - Sherlock Holmes (The Detective)

David Burke - Dr. John Watson (The Boswell S1-S2)

Edward Hardwicke -  Dr. John Watson (The Boswell S3-S7)

Colin Jeavons - Inspector Lestrade (The Law)

Eric Porter - Prof. Moriarty (The Villain)

Charles Gray - Mycroft Holmes (The Brother)

and Rosalie Williams - Mrs. Hudson (The Housekeeper)

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