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Jeremy Brett (I) (1933–1995)


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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Freddy Eynsford-Hill
(1964)
The Hound of the Baskervilles
(1988)
The Sign of Four
The Sign of Four Sherlock Holmes
(1987)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
(1984-1985)

Filmography

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 1996 Moll Flanders
Artist's Father
 1995 Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Tony Vernon-Smith
 1994 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Sherlock Holmes
- The Cardboard Box (1994) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Mazarin Stone (1994) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Red Circle (1994) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Golden Pince-Nez (1994) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Dying Detective (1994) ... Sherlock Holmes
 1991-1993 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Sherlock Holmes
- The Eligible Bachelor (1993) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Last Vampyre (1993) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Master Blackmailer (1992) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Creeping Man (1991) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Illustrious Client (1991) ... Sherlock Holmes
 1992 ITV Telethon (TV Series)
Sherlock Holmes
- Telethon '92 (1992) ... Sherlock Holmes
 1988 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Sherlock Holmes
 1988 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes
 1986-1988 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Sherlock Holmes
- The Bruce Partington Plans (1988) ... Sherlock Holmes
- Wisteria Lodge (1988) ... Sherlock Holmes
- Silver Blaze (1988) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Devil's Foot (1988) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Six Napoleons (1986) ... Sherlock Holmes
 1987 The Sign of Four (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes
 1984-1985 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Sherlock Holmes
- The Final Problem (1985) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Red Headed League (1985) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Resident Patient (1985) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Norwood Builder (1985) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Greek Interpreter (1985) ... Sherlock Holmes
 1985 Deceptions (TV Movie)
Bryan Foxworth
 1985 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie)
William Nightingale
 1984 Morte d'Arthur (TV Movie)
King Arthur
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ernest Finley
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
William Pitt the Younger
- Bloodline (1983) ... William Pitt the Younger
 1982 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (TV Movie)
Robert Browning
 1969-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
George, Duke of Bristol / Basil Hallward / Berowne / ...
- On Approval (1982) ... George, Duke of Bristol
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1976) ... Basil Hallward
- Love's Labour's Lost (1975) ... Berowne
- The School for Scandal (1975) ... Joseph Surface
- The Rivals (1970) ... Captain Jack Absolute
 1981 Macbeth (Video)
Macbeth
 1981 The Secret of Seagull Island
David Malcolm
 1981 Seagull Island (TV Mini-Series)
David Malcolm
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... David Malcolm
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... David Malcolm
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... David Malcolm
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... David Malcolm
 1981 The Good Soldier (TV Movie)
Edward Ashburnham
 1981 Madame X (TV Movie)
Dr. Terrence Keith
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Commander Xaviar / Lieutenant Nash
- Spaceball (1980) ... Commander Xaviar / Lieutenant Nash
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Mason Parks
- Death in the Slow Lane (1979) ... Mason Parks
 1979 Rebecca (TV Mini-Series)
Maxim de Winter
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Maxim de Winter
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Maxim de Winter
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Maxim de Winter
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Maxim de Winter
 1978 The Medusa Touch
Parrish
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
James Joslin
- Of Guilt, Models and Murder (1978) ... James Joslin
 1977 Young Dan'l Boone (TV Series)
Langford
- The Trail Blazer (1977) ... Langford
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Nightingale
- Mr. Nightingale (1977) ... Mr. Nightingale
 1976 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Zadig: Zadig the King (1976) ... Storyteller
- Zadig: Zadig the Slave (1976) ... Storyteller
- Zadig: Zadig the Grand Vizier (1976) ... Storyteller
- Zadig: Zadig the Detective (1976) ... Storyteller
- Zadig: Zadig the Nobleman (1976) ... Storyteller
 1976 Piccadilly Circus (TV Series)
Host
 1975 Twiggy (TV Series)
 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series)
Willie Edwardes
- Motherlove (1975) ... Willie Edwardes
 1975 A Legacy (TV Series)
Eduard Merz
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Eduard Merz
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Eduard Merz
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Eduard Merz
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Eduard Merz
 1975 The Prodigal Daughter (TV Movie)
Father Daley
 1974 Haunted: The Ferryman (TV Movie)
Sheridan Owen
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Count Karel Kinsky
- Triumph and Tragedy (1974) ... Count Karel Kinsky
- Recovery (1974) ... Count Karel Kinsky
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Captain Yule
- Grace (1974) ... Captain Yule
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
Peter Tower
- One Deadly Owner (1974) ... Peter Tower
 1973 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Bassanio
 1973 A Picture of Katherine Mansfield (TV Series)
Murry / The Man
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Murry
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Murry
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Murry
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Murry
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Murry
 1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Blaine
- An Aspidistra in Babylon (1973) ... Captain Blaine
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Kahan
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra (uncredited)
 1970 Solo (TV Series)
Byron
- Jeremy Brett as Byron (1970) ... Byron
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
The Bey
- Desert Journey (1969) ... The Bey
 1968 The Merry Widow (TV Movie)
Count Danilo Danilovitch
 1968 For Amusement Only (TV Series)
Henry
- Time for the Funny Walk (1968) ... Henry
 1966-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Giacomo Casanova / Villiers
- The Magicians: The Incantation of Casanova (1967) ... Giacomo Casanova
- The Queen & the Welshman (1966) ... Villiers
 1967 Kenilworth (TV Mini-Series)
Edmund Tressilian
- The Wrath of Lions (1967) ... Edmund Tressilian
- The Tide Turns (1967) ... Edmund Tressilian
- The Black Arts (1967) ... Edmund Tressilian
- The Sparrow's Lure (1967) ... Edmund Tressilian
 1961-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sergio Rovino / Plinio Ceccho / Dorian Gray
- Quite an Ordinary Knife (1967) ... Sergio Rovino
- Something to Declare (1964) ... Plinio Ceccho
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) ... Dorian Gray
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Jeff Walker
- The Seven Eyes of Night (1967) ... Jeff Walker
 1966-1967 The Three Musketeers (TV Mini-Series)
D'Artagnan
- Walk to the Scaffold (1967) ... D'Artagnan
- Assassin (1967) ... D'Artagnan
- The Cardinal (1967) ... D'Artagnan
- At Night All Cats Are Grey (1966) ... D'Artagnan
- Branded (1966) ... D'Artagnan
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Sir John Maltravers
- The Lost Stradivarius (1966) ... Sir John Maltravers
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
David
- Close Season (1965) ... David
 1964 Act of Reprisal
Harvey Freeman
 1964 My Fair Lady
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
 1960-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Tonino / Pascal / Maxime / ...
- Three Roads to Rome (1963) ... Tonino
- The Typewriter (1962) ... Pascal / Maxime
- Tess (1960) ... Angel Clare
 1963 The Model Murder Case
Jordan Barker
 1963 The Very Edge
Mullen - The Intruder
 1962 The Bacchae (TV Series)
Dionysus
- Part 2 (1962) ... Dionysus
- Part 1 (1962) ... Dionysus
 1962 Young and Willing
Andrew Gilby
 1962 Dinner with the Family (TV Movie)
Jacques
 1962 The Ghost Sonata (TV Movie)
The Student
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- The Typewriter (1962)
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Julian Bennett
- A Kind of Strength (1961) ... Julian Bennett
 1961 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
The Prince
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... The Prince
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... The Prince
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie)
Malcolm
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Nigel Lorraine
- The Guinea Pig (1960) ... Nigel Lorraine
 1954-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Wilfred Kirby / Freddie Perkins
- Eden End (II) (1958) ... Wilfred Kirby
- Mrs. Dot (1954) ... Freddie Perkins
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Roderick
- Meet Me by Moonlight (1957) ... Roderick
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Paris
- Romeo and Juliet (1957) ... Paris
 1956 War and Peace
Nikolai Rostov
 1954 Svengali
Pierre (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Roderick, MEET ME BY MOONLIGHT. Aldwych Theatre, London. 1957. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I guess the only way I get things done is to do a *lot* of them! When I'm going at break-neck speed, I seem to get much more accomplished. See more »

Trivia:

His death at the age of 61 was the result of cardiomyopathy (heart failure). Brett's heart valves were permanently scarred by rheumatic fever, which he suffered as a teenager. Medication later prescribed for his bipolar disorder, and his longtime smoking habit, also weakened his heart. His co-star Edward Hardwicke recalled that Brett would often buy three packets of cigarettes in the morning, and... See more »

Trademark:

His aristocratic beautifully modulated voice

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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