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The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes - Caricature Series

I had a dream, a desire, to create a series of Sherlock Holmes caricatures like this for just over 10 years. Despite some rough spots here and there, I am proud to say I finally achieved this small dream.

Each actor featured here was a personal choice based on how unique and/or memorable their performances were, some definitely worse than others. Whether you enjoy some of these portrayals or not, however, I think you can agree that this gives a fairly good account of how the character has changed and evolved over-time, and the various actors who were chosen to put on the deer-stalker cap.

Arthur Wontner - played Sherlock Holmes (1931-1937)

Arthur Wontner - played Sherlock Holmes (1931-1937)

Basil Rathbone - played Sherlock Holmes (1939-1946)

Basil Rathbone - played Sherlock Holmes (1939-1946)

Peter Cushing - played Sherlock Holmes in 1959 and 1968.

Peter Cushing - played Sherlock Holmes in 1959 and 1968.

John Neville - played Sherlock Holmes (1965)

John Neville - played Sherlock Holmes (1965)

Robert Stevens - played Sherlock Holmes (1970)

Robert Stevens - played Sherlock Holmes (1970)

Nicol Williamson - played Sherlock Holmes (1976)

Nicol Williamson - played Sherlock Holmes (1976)

Christopher Plummer - played Sherlock Holmes (1979)

Christopher Plummer - played Sherlock Holmes (1979)

Ian Richardon - played Sherlock Holmes (1982)

Ian Richardon - played Sherlock Holmes (1982)

Nicholas Rowe - played Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Nicholas Rowe - played Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Charlton Heston - played Sherlock Holmes (1991)

Charlton Heston - played Sherlock Holmes (1991)

Jeremy Brett - played Sherlock Holmes (1984-1994)

Jeremy Brett - played Sherlock Holmes (1984-1994)

Christopher Lee - played Sherlock Holmes (1992)

Christopher Lee - played Sherlock Holmes (1992)

Matt Frewer - played Sherlock Holmes (2000-2002)

Matt Frewer - played Sherlock Holmes (2000-2002)

Robert Downey Jr. - played Sherlock Holmes (2008-Present)

Robert Downey Jr. - played Sherlock Holmes (2008-Present)

Benedict Cumberbatch - played Sherlock Holmes (2010-Present)

Benedict Cumberbatch - played Sherlock Holmes (2010-Present)

Caricature Series - Complete Set

Caricature Series - Complete Set

Caricature Series - Refined Sketches

Caricature Series - Refined Sketches

Caricature Series - Rough Sketches

Caricature Series - Rough Sketches