Who is your favorite actor to take on the role of Sherlock Holmes?

Who is your favorite actor to take on the role of Sherlock Holmes?

OroNomi OroNomi
I'm a Sherlockian and love almost all interpretations of the character despite being a huge fan of the Canon and all things that stick to it.
Wondering what sort of tastes and opinions on different actors takes on the character would be like here at EF.
So, who and why?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Basil Rathbone
B8trDude , hive83 , *Huxley* , yw2 , dv8
5
Jeremy Brett
OroNomi
1
Peter Cushing
OroNomi
1
James D'Arcy
Rupert Everett
menotu
1
Matt Frewer
Christopher Plummer
Ian Richardson
Nicholas Rowe
Robert Stephens
Douglas Wilmer
Robert Downey Jr.
leela , the bedroom blogger , Emma (Girl With Fire) , cherryredhead88 , ~LaUr3n~ , Destri , Tart , Selective Sensualist , ToyTimeTim , potstickers , darthkitt3n , Lady Venus , Kaltir , wetone123 , Errant Venture , Stagger13
16
Geoffrey Whitehead
Arthur Wontner
Michael Caine
Chilipepper
1
Other (explain please)
Miss Morphine , sixfootsex , slynch
3
Total votes: 28 (27 voters)
Poll is closed
11/14/2010
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OroNomi OroNomi
Quote:
Originally posted by OroNomi
I'm a Sherlockian and love almost all interpretations of the character despite being a huge fan of the Canon and all things that stick to it.
Wondering what sort of tastes and opinions on different actors takes on the character would be like ...
I'm a huge HUGE Jeremy Brett fan. What a beautiful man...and what an actor. I really feel like he breathed life into his performance even when he was very ill. I'm also partial to Peter Cushing because he's one of my favorite actors in general.

If any of you pick Matt Frewer...you are dead to me. Just kidding, but he was absolutely terrible.

As for older generation Holmes it goes without saying that Rathbone was the man that each successive actor was compared to until Brett's portrayal. I happen to enjoy Wontner's take on the character. Very stiff but with an acidic tongue.
11/14/2010
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I very much enjoyed the new series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.
11/23/2010
leela leela
Oh man, I'm kind of excited about Sherlock Holmes 2 coming out in December. I'd say I'm more of a fan of Robert Downey Jr, and the director Guy Ritchie than anything. Unfortunately, it's been a while since I read the books. I kind of hate to being one of those people who likes the movie and not the book (it doesn't happen often, I swear!), but yeah, Guy Ritchie. He does so much awesome stuff.
11/23/2010
the bedroom blogger the bedroom blogger
I went with Robert Downey Jr., but mostly because I want to fuck his face off. Can't help myself.
11/24/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by OroNomi
I'm a Sherlockian and love almost all interpretations of the character despite being a huge fan of the Canon and all things that stick to it.
Wondering what sort of tastes and opinions on different actors takes on the character would be like ...
Unfortunately, the only person I know on this list is Robert Downey Jr. Not complaining though... boy is he ever sexy! Him + Jude Law + Me= Heaven <3
11/24/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by the bedroom blogger
I went with Robert Downey Jr., but mostly because I want to fuck his face off. Can't help myself.
LOL Exactly.. YUM I wish they made a mold of him on here!
11/24/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Rupert gets a close second though!
11/24/2010
menotu menotu
Quote:
Originally posted by OroNomi
I'm a Sherlockian and love almost all interpretations of the character despite being a huge fan of the Canon and all things that stick to it.
Wondering what sort of tastes and opinions on different actors takes on the character would be like ...
Rupert everett
11/24/2010
Destri Destri
I really liked Jeremy Britt, but Robert Downey Jr. is da bomb!
11/24/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Totally loved Michael Caine's version in Without a Clue. He and Ben Kingsley as Watson had perfect chemistry in the alternate take of the mythos.
11/24/2010
OroNomi OroNomi
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Morphine
I very much enjoyed the new series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Me too! Great writing and good acting.
I was disappointed by the "cliffhanger" ending, but I have read that a second series has been given the thumbs up. So I can't wait to see more.

Interesting choices here. I'm surprised by the amount of Robert Downey Jr. love.
Kudos to Chilipepper for liking "Without A Clue". Great Comedy!
11/25/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Oh, I have a thing for Robert Downey, Jr.! The fact that Jude Law is his co-star is just the icing on the cake.
11/25/2010
sixfootsex sixfootsex
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Morphine
I very much enjoyed the new series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.
YES!!! Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman... I knew I would love it sight unseen. Plus, I just like saying "Benedict Cumberbatch," which might just be the greatest name of all time. I've been known to scream it...
02/08/2011
slynch slynch
Why isn't Benedict Cumberbatch one of the choices? He's the star of the current series from BBC.
02/20/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
Robert Downey was amazing
03/06/2011
OroNomi OroNomi
Since Sherlock Holmes 2 (with Downey Jr.) is out this month I thought I would give this thread a bump. Since there are so many actors that have played Holmes on stage, radio and in film if you're personal choice isn't available there's always "Other".
12/17/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Downey. I've not seen a few of the other ones, but of the ones I have, Downey captures Holmes' more petulant, playful side better.
12/19/2011
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