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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.

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Arthur Wontner - played Sherlock Holmes (1931-1937)

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Basil Rathbone - played Sherlock Holmes (1939-1946)

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Peter Cushing - played Sherlock Holmes in 1959 and 1968.

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John Neville - played Sherlock Holmes (1965)

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Robert Stevens - played Sherlock Holmes (1970)

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Nicol Williamson - played Sherlock Holmes (1976)

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Christopher Plummer - played Sherlock Holmes (1979)

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Ian Richardon - played Sherlock Holmes (1982)

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Nicholas Rowe - played Sherlock Holmes (1985)

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Charlton Heston - played Sherlock Holmes (1991)

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Jeremy Brett - played Sherlock Holmes (1984-1994)

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Christopher Lee - played Sherlock Holmes (1992)

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Matt Frewer - played Sherlock Holmes (2000-2002)

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

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Benedict Cumberbatch - played Sherlock Holmes (2010-Present)

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Caricature Series - Complete Set

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Caricature Series - Refined Sketches

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Caricature Series - Rough Sketches