Date Of Birth:
3 November 1933
Date Of Death:
12 September 1995
Place Of Birth:
Best Known As:
TV's Sherlock Holmes in the 1980s and '90s
Name at birth: Peter Jeremy William HugginsJeremy Brett is best known for his portrayal of master detective Sherlock Holmes in a series of episodes for British television filmed between 1984 and 1994. Jeremy Brett began his acting career in the late 1950s, and had a long tenure on stage and screen -- especially British television, and often in period pieces. His intense and acerbic Holmes was an immediate hit with audiences and remained popular in reruns for years. Jeremy Brett's other roles included 1964's My Fair Lady (starring Audrey Hepburn) and, as D'Artagnan, in the 1966 television mini-series The Three Musketeers (based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas). He was only 61 when he died of heart failure in 1995.
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