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Birth information

3 November 1933 Berkswell Grange, Warwickshire, England, UK

Death information

12 September 1995 London, England, UK

Given Name

Peter Jeremy William Huggins

How tall is Jeremy Brett?

1.86 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Joan Wilson
Anna Massey

Life Story of Jeremy Brett

The refined and debonair English actor Jeremy Brett will forever be best remembered for his long-running and critically acclaimed portrayal of Sherlock Holmes for Britain's Granada Television. From a privileged background, Brett was educated at England's most prestigious independent school, Eton College. After training as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Brett made his professional stage debut in repertory in 1954. He became a noteworthy classical actor who was to make regular appearances on stage, including many with the National Theatre.

Brett was as cultured off screen as on. His interests included classical music, archery and horseback riding. His greatest popularity and acclaim would come with his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on television from the 1980s through to the 1990s. Where so many have tried and failed to capture the essence of the character, either being derided or forgotten, Brett's widely praised take on it has been described by many as superlative and even definitive. Brett suffered from poor health towards the end of his life but he was still playing the role of Holmes shortly before his death in 1995 at the age of...

Significant features of Jeremy Brett

His aristocratic beautifully modulated voice

Publications and Magazines about Jeremy Brett

Michael Cox A Study in Celluloid. 1999
David Stuart Davies Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. 2002

What movies did Jeremy Brett play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Moll Flanders (1996) Artist's Father, Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995) Tony Vernon-Smith, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994) Sherlock Holmes, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1993) Sherlock Holmes, ITV Telethon (1992) Sherlock Holmes, Masterpiece Mystery (1988) Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988) Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1988) Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four (1987) Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1985) Sherlock Holmes, Deceptions (1985) Bryan Foxworth, Florence Nightingale (1985) William...

Birth information

3 November 1933 Berkswell Grange, Warwickshire, England, UK

Death information

12 September 1995 London, England, UK

Given Name

Peter Jeremy William Huggins

How tall is Jeremy Brett?

1.86 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Joan Wilson
Anna Massey

Life Story of Jeremy Brett

The refined and debonair English actor Jeremy Brett will forever be best remembered for his long-running and critically acclaimed portrayal of Sherlock Holmes for Britain's Granada Television. From a privileged background, Brett was educated at England's most prestigious independent school, Eton College. After training as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Brett made his professional stage debut in repertory in 1954. He became a noteworthy classical actor who was to make regular appearances on stage, including many with the National Theatre.

Brett was as cultured off screen as on. His interests included classical music, archery and horseback riding. His greatest popularity and acclaim would come with his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on television from the 1980s through to the 1990s. Where so many have tried and failed to capture the essence of the character, either being derided or forgotten, Brett's widely praised take on it has been described by many as superlative and even definitive. Brett suffered from poor health towards the end of his life but he was still playing the role of Holmes shortly before his death in 1995 at the age of...

Significant features of Jeremy Brett

His aristocratic beautifully modulated voice

Publications and Magazines about Jeremy Brett

Michael Cox A Study in Celluloid. 1999
David Stuart Davies Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. 2002

What movies did Jeremy Brett play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Moll Flanders (1996) Artist's Father, Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995) Tony Vernon-Smith, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994) Sherlock Holmes, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1993) Sherlock Holmes, ITV Telethon (1992) Sherlock Holmes, Masterpiece Mystery (1988) Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988) Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1988) Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four (1987) Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1985) Sherlock Holmes, Deceptions (1985) Bryan Foxworth, Florence Nightingale (1985) William...

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Jeremy Brett

In the scene in War and Peace (1956) where the Rostov's invite Prince Andrei to go hunting with them, Brett is the only actor never on a mechanical horse. In all his shots he is clearly on a live horse. Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Barry Jones and May Britt are all clearly on mechanical horses in their close shots.

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Jeremy Brett in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)

His father, Lt. Colonel Henry William "Bill" Huggins, was born in 1890.

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Audrey Hepburn and Jeremy Brett in Krieg und Frieden (1956)

He was briefly considered for the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), and later auditioned for Live and Let Die (1973).

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