Sherlock Holmes is a fiction detective character fictional Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author and national doctor Scotland. Holmes, who calls himself a consultant detective, is known for the sharpness of logical reasoning, the ability to disguise, and his skills in using forensic science to solve various cases. Holmes, who first appeared in 1887, became a character in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel featuring its figure, the Red Thread Search, was published at Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887. Meanwhile, the second novel, Empat Pemburu Harta, was published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. This figure was increasingly popular after his short story was published serially in The Strand Magazine, beginning with the Scandal in Bohemia in 1891 which continued until 1927 in addition to two novels. These novels and short stories are set in the 1880s until 1914.
Arthur Wontner was a British film actor, known for playing Sherlock Holmes in five films about the detective shot between 1931 and 1937. Born in London, England, Wontner have gotten the role of Sherlock Holmes with his portrayal of detective Sexton Blake in a theatrical production of 1930. Of all Wontner's films about Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Rembrandt is now officially considered a lost film. Wontner's son was the well-known hotelier and Lord Mayor (Mayor) of London Sir Hugh Wontner. Arthur Wontner passed away in London in 1960.
Basil Rathbone is especially widely remembered for his starring role as Sherlock Holmes in fourteen films series shot between 1939 and 1946, all alongside Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson. The first two titles, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (both from 1939) were set at the same time as the original stories. Both films were made by 20th Century Fox. Subsequent episodes, made at Universal Studios, starting with Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942), were already located in contemporary times, and some of them had intrigues related to the Second World War.
The son of a civil servant made his stage debut in 1895 in Cologne at the summer stage Flora, followed by engagements in Bremen, Magdeburg, Innsbruck, Wroclaw and Dresden followed. From 1903 he was part of the ensemble of the German Theater in Berlin, with whom he undertook guest performances in several European countries. In a film about Sherlock Holmes he received his first film role in 1908 at the Danish production company Nordisk.
James Bragington is an actor, known for A Study in Scarlet, a 1914 British silent drama film directed by George Pearson, making him the first English actor to portray Holmes on film. Bragington was not an actor, but an accountant. He got the role of Holmes, because he looked similar to the drawings of Alfred Gilbert from the Strand Magazine. It was his only appearance in front of a film camera.
Francis Ford acted in over 400 films, mainly in the Western genre. In the early silent film era, he was one of the most renowned Western actors. So he played in 1912 in the movie Custer's Last Fight by director Thomas Harper Ince the main character of General Custer (he also had a small role in 1941 in the Custer saga His last command of Raoul Walsh). After director Ince had been mainly active as a producer, Francis Ford took over in the 1910s, also directing duties for the published by Ince Western movies.
William Hooker Gillette was an actor, dramatist in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was the son of politician Francis Gillette. He is best known for the role of Sherlock Holmes in theatrical adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's work, whose influence and subsequent incarnations are sometimes called a kind of co-author of popular character.
Harry Arthur Saintsbury, often abbreviated HA Saintsbury was a playwright and actor of English theater. He is best known for performing Sherlock Holmes on stage from 1903 during performances of the eponymous play with young Charlie Chaplin (then 13) as Sherlock Holmes' bellboy. Saintsbury also played the detective at the movies in 1916 in the film The Valley of Fear. This is his only role at the cinema.
Hugo Flink was an Austrian actor. Flink had joined the acting stage since the age of six. He completed his military service in the Kuk Infantry Regiment Hoch-und Deutschmeister Nr. 4. From 1897 to 1899 he attended the theater school Arnau of the Vienna Burgtheater. In 1899 he came to Berlin and received a commitment at the New Theater. From 1900 to 1911 he belonged to the ensemble of the Residenz theater, from 1904/05 he worked at the Lustspielhaus. He embodied gentlemen and bonvivants.
Eille Norwood was born Anthony Edward Brett in York, England, on October 11, 1861. His stage name probably comes from the name of her friend Eileen, and the city of Norwood. From 1920 to 1923, he played Sherlock Holmes in 47 silent films (45 short films, 2 feature films) directed by Maurice Elvey and George Ridgwell. Hubert Willis plays the role of Dr. Watson in all of these films, with the exception of the last one where Arthur Cullin replaces him. He died in London on December 24, 1948.
John Barrymore, born John Sidney Blythe, was an American actor. John came from a large famous family. His father was a famous theater actor, Maurice Blythe, his mother was Georgie Drew, the daughter of a famous theater actor. He is the younger brother of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore and has two children who also had the same career as himself. John was also the grandfather of Drew Barrymore.
Carlyle Blackwell was an actor and to a lesser extent, director and film producer of American nationality. Born in Troy (Pennsylvania), he made his film debut in 1910 with the production of Vitagraph Studios Uncle Tom's Cabin, directed by James Stuart Blackton. From then until 1930, when he finished his career on the big screen with the arrival of sound films, he performed in a total of more than 180 films. In 1921 he went to England, where he played Bulldog Drummond in a film of the same name shot in 1922. He remained in the United Kingdom until 1931, working both in film and theater, and filming there his only soundtrack, 'Bedrock' (1930).
Clive Hardman Brook was a British actor. Clive Brook was the son of a mine owner and an opera singer. He initially worked in the insurance industry and as a newspaper reporter. After his military service in the First World War, he began an acting career on stages in London. From 1920 he also worked for the British film and in 1924 he came to his first roles in Hollywood. Brook played among others in Josef von Sternberg's underworld and appeared in 1929 as Sherlock Holmes in Basil Dean's The Return of Sherlock Holmes before the camera.
A graduate in drama at the London Academy of Dramatic Art and Music, he began his career with theater in various plays and was quickly noticed, notably in 2005 in a staging by Hedda Gabler. But it was in 2011 that he won an Olivier Award for his dual role in Frankenstein, before assuming the title role of Hamlet in 2015. In July 2010, Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on television in the role of Sherlock Holmes of the new Sherlock mini-series, a contemporary adaptation of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss for the BBC, adventures of the famous detective.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Larsen, who was a non-commissioned army officer, started working at the Biography Theater in Chicago. There he met Ole Olsen, founder of the production company Nordisk Film, in which he started shooting semi-documentary short films from 1906, such as Løvejagten (1907), which obtained some success, and folletines.