Sunday, March 21, 2010

17 Actors That Have Played Dr. Watson

There are so many famous actors that have played Sherlock Holmes... but every good Holmes needs a Dr. Watson. So it's time to celebrate the Watson jelly to the Sherlock peanut butter... (I think you'll be surprised. I was!)

1) Roland Young ("Sherlock Holmes", 1922)

2) Reginald Owen ("Sherlock Holmes", 1932) 

3) Ben Kingsley ("Without a Clue", 1988) 

4) Arthur Lowe ("The Strange Case of The End of Civilization As We Know It", 1977)  

5) Dudley Moore ("The Hound of Baskervilles", 1978)

6) Athole Stewart ("The Speckled Band", 1931)

7) Donald Houston ("A Study in Terror", 1965)

8) Warburton Gamble ("A Study in Scarlet", 1933)

9) James Mason ("Murder by Decree", 1979)

10) Alan Cox ("Young Sherlock Holmes", 1985)

11) Colin Blakely ("The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes", 1970)

12) Robert Duvall ("The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, 1976)
13) Heinz Rühmann ("The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes" or "Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war", 1937)

14) Jude Law ("Sherlock Holmes", 2009) (and might I just add: my god... he's beautiful.)

15) Ian Hart ("Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking", 2004)

16) Edward Hardwicke ("The Return of Sherlock Holmes", 1987)

17) Nigel Bruce ("Dressed to Kill", 1946)

1 comment:

  1. Who would best play Watson in my latest Sherlock (see below)? -

    Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery of Einstein's Daughter by Tim Symonds

    In late 1903 Einstein's illegitimate daughter 'Lieserl' disappears without trace in Serbia aged around 21 months. As Holmes exclaims in the Mystery of Einstein's Daughter, "the most ruthless effort has been made by public officials, priests, monks, Einstein's friends, followers, relatives and relatives-by-marriage to seek out and destroy every document with Lieserl’s name on it. The question is – why?"

    Publication date January 2014
    ‘Lieserl’s fate shadows the Einstein legend like some unsolved equation’ Scientist Frederic Golden Time Magazine

    Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery of Einstein's Daughter is available at or Review copies contact Steve Emecz at

    Tim Symonds was born in London. He grew up in Somerset, Dorset and Guernsey. After several years working in the Kenya Highlands and along the Zambezi River he emigrated to the United States. He studied in Germany at Göttingen and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Political Science. Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery Of Einstein’s Daughter was written in a converted oast house in 'Conan Doyle country', near Rudyard Kipling’s old home Bateman’s in East Sussex and in the forests and hidden valleys of the Sussex High Weald.
    The author’s other detective novels include Sherlock Holmes and The Dead Boer at Scotney Castle and Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Bulgarian Codex.
    He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.