List of actors who have played Sherlock Holmes

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The list of actors who have played Sherlock Holmes in film, television, stage, or radio includes:

NameTitleDateType
Sir Ian McKellenMr. Holmes2015Film
Simon Michael MorganSherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol2013stage (Britain)
Julien MasdouaLe Cabaret Sherlock Holmes2013stage (France)
Benjamin LawlorThe Hound of the Baskervilles2013Stage (UK)
Benedict CumberbatchSherlock2010–presentTV series (BBC)
Jonny Lee MillerElementary[1]2012–presentTV series (American)
Igor PetrenkoSherlock Holmes2012TV series (Russian)
Robert Downey, Jr.Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)2009, 2011film
Alexander ArmstrongThe Armstrong and Miller Show2010TV skit
Ben SyderSherlock Holmes2010film
David MitchellThat Mitchell and Webb LookOld Sherlock Holmes[2]2010TV skit
Nicholas BriggsSherlock Holmes – Holmes and the Ripper[3]2010audio drama (Big Finish Productions)
Roger LlewellynSherlock Holmes – The Death and Life,[4] Sherlock Holmes – The Last Act[5]2009audio dramas (Big Finish Productions)
Paul SingletonThe Blue Carbuncle2007–2008stage (Off Broadway, Los Angeles)
Jonathan PryceSherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars2007film
Nis Bank-MikkelsenThe Blue Carbuncle2007children's audio drama (Danish)
Clive MerrisonThe entire canon - the only actor to do so[6]1989–2004radio series (BBC)
Rupert EverettSherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking2004TV film
James D'ArcySherlock: Case of Evil2002TV film
Matt FrewerThe Hound of the Baskervilles (2000), The Royal Scandal (2001), The Sign of Four (2001), The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)2000–2002TV films
Richard RoxburghThe Hound of the Baskervilles2002TV film
Joaquim de AlmeidaThe Xango from Baker Street (O Xangô de Baker Street)2001film
Roy HuddThe Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes1999radio series (BBC)
Jason Gray-StanfordSherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century1996TV series (animated)
Jeremy BrettThe Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1984–1994TV series
Anthony HigginsSherlock Holmes Returns1993TV film
Brent SpinerStar Trek: The Next GenerationLonely Among Us, Elementary, Dear Data, Ship in a Bottle1987, 1988, 1993TV episodes
Patrick MacneeThe Hound of London1993TV film
Christopher LeeIncident at Victoria Falls (1991), Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1992)1991–1992TV film
Charlton HestonThe Crucifer of Blood1991TV film
Edward WoodwardHands of a Murderer1990TV film
Frank LangellaSherlock's Last Case1990stage (Broadway)
Jeremy BrettThe Secret of Sherlock Holmes1988–89stage (touring, British)
Ron MoodySherlock Holmes: The Musical1989stage
Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.Alvin and the ChipmunksElementary, My Dear Simon1988TV episode
Michael CaineWithout a Clue1988film
Time WintersSherlock Holmes and the Hands of Othello1987stage (Off-Off Broadway, NY)
Michael PenningtonThe Return of Sherlock Holmes1987TV film
Vasily LivanovThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson1979–1986TV series
Nicholas RoweYoung Sherlock Holmes1985film
Peter CushingThe Masks of Death1984TV film
Keith BaxterThe Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes (1980, Off-Broadway), Murder, My Dear Watson (1983, England)1980, 1983stage
Ian RichardsonThe Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles1983TV films
Peter O'TooleSherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear, Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four, Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse1983animated films
Guy HenryYoung Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House1982TV series
Paul SingletonGrit in a Sensitive Instrument1980, 1982stage (regional theatre, Off-Broadway), cable TV
Peter LawfordFantasy IslandThe Case Against Mr. Roarke/Save Sherlock Holmes1982TV episode
Tom BakerThe Hound of the Baskervilles1982TV serial
Charlton HestonThe Crucifer of Blood1981stage (Los Angeles)
Frank LangellaSherlock Holmes1981TV film
Geoffrey WhiteheadSherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson1980TV series
Algimantas MasiulisBlue Carbuncle1979film (Belarusfilm)
Keith MichellThe Crucifer of Blood1979stage (London)
Paxton WhiteheadThe Crucifer of Blood1978stage (Broadway)
Peter CookThe Hound of the Baskervilles1978film
Christopher PlummerSilver Blaze (1977), Murder by Decree (1979)1977–1979film
John CleeseThe Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It1977film Elementary, My Dear Watson1973TV film
Larry HagmanThe Return of the World's Greatest Detective1976TV movie
John WoodSherlock Holmes1974–1976stage (Broadway)
Leonard NimoySherlock Holmes1976stage (Royal Shakespeare Company)
Nicol WilliamsonThe Seven-Per-Cent Solution1976film
Roger MooreSherlock Holmes in New York1976TV film
Douglas WilmerThe Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother1975film
John NevilleSherlock Holmes1973 (~)stage (Royal Shakespeare Company)
Stewart GrangerThe Hound of the Baskervilles1972TV film
George C. ScottThey Might Be Giants1971film
Robert StephensThe Private Life of Sherlock Holmes1970film
Carleton Hobbs56 stories from the Sherlock Holmes canon[7]1952–1969radio (BBC series)
Peter CushingSherlock Holmes1965–1968TV series
Douglas WilmerSherlock Holmes1965TV series
Fritz WeaverBaker Street1965stage musical (Broadway Theatre, NYC)
John NevilleA Study in Terror1965film
Christopher LeeSherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes)1962film
Peter CushingThe Hound of the Baskervilles1959film
Ronald HowardSherlock Holmes1954–1955TV series
Basil RathboneSuspenseThe Adventure of the Black Baronet1953TV episode
Alan WheatleySherlock Holmes1951TV series (BBC)
John LongdenThe Man Who Disappeared1951TV episode
Alan NapierYour Show TimeThe Speckled Band1949TV episode
John GielgudThe New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes[8]1939–1947radio
Cedric HardwickeThe Speckled Band1945radio (BBC)
Basil RathboneThe Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942), Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943), Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943), Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943), The Pearl of Death (1944), The Scarlet Claw (1944), The Spider Woman (1944), Pursuit to Algiers (1945), The Woman in Green (1945), The House of Fear (1945), Dressed to Kill (1946)1939–1946film
Hans AlbersThe Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes (Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war)1937film
Reginald OwenA Study in Scarlet1933film
Arthur WontnerThe Sleeping Cardinal (1931 film), The Sign of Four (1932 film), The Missing Rembrandt (1932 - *LOST*), The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935), Silver Blaze (1937)1931–1937film
Tod SlaughterSherlock Holmes1930 (~)stage
Clive BrookThe Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929), Sherlock Holmes (1932)1929–1932film
Robert RendelThe Hound of the Baskervilles1932film
Raymond MasseyThe Speckled Band1931film
Carlyle BlackwellDer Hund von Baskerville1929film
Eille NorwoodThe Hound of the Baskervilles (1921), The Sign of the Four (1923), 45 shorts1921–1923film
John BarrymoreSherlock Holmes1922film
Hugo FlinkDer Erdstrommotor, Der Schlangenring, Die Kassette1917film (German)
William GilletteSherlock Holmes1916film
Alwin NeußSherlock Holmes (1908), Detektiv Braun (1914), Der Hund von Baskerville (1914)1908–1914film
Mack SennettThe $500 Reward[9]1911film
William GilletteSherlock Holmes1899stage (Broadway)
Károly BaumannSherlock Holmes - Sherlock Hochmec [10]1905stage and film (Hungary)

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