Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and first published in 1887. He and his companion, Dr. Watson, have been spoofed or portrayed many times in Muppet productions, and the character Baskerville was named after the Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Most of these portrayals rely heavily on the film characterization of Holmes by Basil Rathbone, including the familiar deerstalker cap and cape.

Other mentions

  • In Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet, when Danvers tells his best friend Pasquale that he needs his help, one of the comparisons he makes is calling him "the Watson to my Sherlock".

Connections

  • Alan Arkin played Sigmund Freud in The Seven Per-Cent Solution (1976 film)
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths played Lestrade in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985 film)
  • Sean Barrett played Woodley in the Sherlock Holmes episode "The Solitary Cyclist" (1978, radio) and Mr. Pinner in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Stockbroker's Clerk " (1993)
  • David Buck played Dr. Watson on Sherlock Holmes (1978, radio)
  • Michael Caine played a fake Sherlock Holmes (Reginald Kinkaid) in the spoof Without a Clue (1988 film)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock (2010-, TV))
  • Robert Downey, Jr. played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009 film) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011 film)
  • Peter Elliott played the great ape in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Creeping Man" (1991, TV)
  • David Forman supplied ape movement in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Creeping Man" (1991, TV)
  • James Fox played Sherlock Holmes in The Beekeeper's Apprentice (2000, radio) and Sir Thomas Rotheram in in Sherlock Holmes (2009 film)
  • Martin Freeman plays John Watson on Sherlock (2010-)
  • Matt Frewer played Sherlock Holmes in the TV movies The Hound of the Baskervilles (2000), The Sign of Four and The Royal Scandal (2001), and The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)
  • Stephen Fry played Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011 film)
  • Mark Gatiss plays Mycroft Holmes on Sherlock (2010-, TV)
  • John Gielgud played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (1954, radio) and Lord Salisbury in Murder by Decree (1979 film)
  • Rupert Graves playes Lestrade on Sherlock (2010-, TV)
  • Joel Grey played Lowenstein in in The Seven Per-Cent Solution (1976 film)
  • Robert Hardy played Charles Augustus Milverton in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Master Blackmailer" (1992, TV)
  • David Healy played Dr. Watson in The Sign of Four (1983 TV movie)
  • Russell Horton played Arthur Holder in The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet on CBS Radio Mystery Theater (1977, radio)
  • Ben Kingsley played Dr. Watson in the spoof Without a Clue (1988 film)
  • Jude Law played Dr. John Watson in in Sherlock Holmes (2009 film) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011 film)
  • James Mason played Dr. Watson in Murder by Decree (1979 film)
  • Ian McKellen played Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes (2015 film)
  • Robert Morley played Mycroft Holmes in A Study in Terror (1965 film)
  • Gerard Parkes played Dr. Watson in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1968, CBC radio)
  • Patricia Parris voiced Mrs. Hudson and all female roles on the Sherlock Holmes/Sherlock Hound anime series (1985)
  • Trevor Peacock played Sidney Prince in Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, 1974)
  • Clive Revill played Rogozhin in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970 film) and Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, replacement Feb.-November 1975)
  • Nicholas Selby played a hotel clerk in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1958, radio) and James Larrabee Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, 1974)
  • Donald Sinden played Sir Charles Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1998, radio)
  • Manfred Steffen played Dr. Watson in three German radio plays (NWDR, 1947)
  • Robert Stephens played Sherlock Holmes in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970 film) and as a replacement in Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, 1975-1976)
  • Russell Tovey played Henry Knight in "The Hounds of Baskerville" episode of Sherlock (2012, TV)
  • Fritz Weaver played Sherlock Holmes in the musical Baker Street (Broadway, 1965)
  • Orson Welles played Sherlock Holmes on The Mercury Theater of the Air (1938, radio) and Professor Moriarty on "The Final Problem" in Sherlock Holmes (1954, radio)
  • Paxton Whitehead played Sherlock Holmes in the Broadway play Crucifer of Blood (Broadway, 1978)
  • John Wood played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, 1974-1975)
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