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
Kōichi YamaderaSherlock Holmes2014–2015TV series (puppetry,
Japan)
Louis Oliver MoffatFlashbacks of Holmes as a child2013TV series (BBC)
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 MillerElementary2012–presentTV series (American)
Igor PetrenkoSherlock Holmes2012TV series (Russian)
Robert Downey, Jr.Sherlock Holmes2009film
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows2011film
Alexander ArmstrongThe Armstrong and Miller Show2010TV skit
Ben SyderSherlock Holmes2010film
David MitchellThat Mitchell and Webb LookOld Sherlock Holmes[1]2010TV skit
Nicholas BriggsSherlock Holmes – Holmes and the Ripper[2]2010audio drama (Big Finish Productions)
Roger LlewellynSherlock Holmes – The Death and Life,[3] Sherlock Holmes – The Last Act[4]2009audio dramas (Big Finish Productions)
Paul SingletonThe Blue Carbuncle2007–2008stage (Off Broadway, Los Angeles)
Grit in a Sensitive Instrument1980, 1982stage (regional theatre, Off-Broadway), cable TV
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[5]1989–2004radio series (BBC)
Rupert EverettSherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking2004TV film
James D'ArcySherlock: Case of Evil2002TV film
Matt FrewerThe Case of the Whitechapel Vampire2002TV film
The Sign of Four2001TV film
The Royal Scandal2001TV film
The Hound of the Baskervilles2000TV film
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 Holmes1994TV series
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes1991–1993TV series
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes1988–89stage (touring, British)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes1986–1988TV series
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1984–1985TV series
Anthony HigginsSherlock Holmes Returns1993TV film
Brent SpinerStar Trek: The Next GenerationLonely Among Us1987TV episode
Elementary, Dear Data1988TV episode
Ship in a Bottle1993TV episode
Patrick MacneeThe Hound of London1993TV film
Christopher LeeIncident at Victoria Falls1991TV film
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady1992TV film
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes)1962film
Charlton HestonThe Crucifer of Blood1991TV film
The Crucifer of Blood1981stage (Los Angeles)
Edward WoodwardHands of a Murderer1990TV film
Frank LangellaSherlock's Last Case1990stage (Broadway)
Sherlock Holmes1981TV film
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
Sherlock Holmes1965–1968TV series
The Hound of the Baskervilles1959film
Keith BaxterMurder, My Dear Watson (1983, England)1983stage
The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes (1980, Off-Broadway)1980stage
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
Peter LawfordFantasy IslandThe Case Against Mr. Roarke/Save Sherlock Holmes1982TV episode
Tom BakerThe Hound of the Baskervilles1982TV serial
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 Blaze1977film
Murder by Decree1979film
John CleeseThe Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It1977film
Elementary, My Dear Watson (Comedy Playhouse series 13, episode 3)1973TV 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
Sherlock Holmes1965TV series
John NevilleSherlock Holmes1973 (~)stage (Royal Shakespeare Company)
A Study in Terror1965film
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[6]1952–1969radio (BBC series)
Fritz WeaverBaker Street1965stage musical (Broadway Theatre, NYC)
Ronald HowardSherlock Holmes1954–1955TV series
Basil RathboneSuspenseThe Adventure of the Black Baronet1953TV episode
Dressed to Kill1946film
Terror By Night1946film
The House of Fear1945film
Pursuit to Algiers1945film
The Woman in Green1945film
The Pearl of Death1944film
The Scarlet Claw1944film
The Spider Woman1944film
Sherlock Holmes in Washington1943film
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon1943film
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death1943film
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror1942film
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1939film
The Hound of the Baskervilles1939film
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[7]1939–1947radio
Cedric HardwickeThe Speckled Band1945radio (BBC)
Hans AlbersThe Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes (Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war)1937film
Reginald OwenA Study in Scarlet1933film
Arthur WontnerSilver Blaze1937film
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes1935film
The Sign of Four1932film
The Missing Rembrandt (*LOST*)1932film
The Sleeping Cardinal1931film
Tod SlaughterSherlock Holmes1930 (~)stage
Clive BrookSherlock Holmes1932film
The Return of Sherlock Holmes1929film
Robert RendelThe Hound of the Baskervilles1932film
Raymond MasseyThe Speckled Band1931film
Carlyle BlackwellDer Hund von Baskerville1929film
Eille Norwood45 shorts1921–1923film
The Sign of the Four (1923)1923film
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1921)1921film
John BarrymoreSherlock Holmes1922film
Hugo FlinkDer Erdstrommotor, Der Schlangenring, Die Kassette1917film (German)
William GilletteSherlock Holmes1916film
Sherlock Holmes1899stage (Broadway)
Alwin NeußSherlock Holmes1908film
Detektiv Braun1914film
Der Hund von Baskerville1914film
Mack SennettThe $500 Reward[8]1911film
Károly BaumannSherlock Holmes - Sherlock Hochmec [9]1905stage and film (Hungary)
Robert WebbThat Mitchell and Webb LookHolmes and Watson[10]2007TV skit

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