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Basil Rathbone

English actor Basil Rathbone, served as an intelligence officer during the Great War and won the Military Cross, long before his iconic turn as Sherlock Holmes.

Basil Rathbone. Esto si que es un perfil

Basil Rathbone was a South African-born British actor. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films.

"There is nothing so important as trifles."

Basil Rathbone - my mother used to love to watch Sherlock Holmes.I found out later Basil Rathbone resembled an ex-boyfriend of hers.

Basil Rathbone. Served with The Liverpool Scottish. Better known as Sherlock Holmes.

WW I; Basil Rathbone (aka Sherlock Holmes) who served in the Liverpool Scottish regiment.

Gwen Wakeling - Costumière Cinéma - Sherlock Holmes - Le Chien Des Baskervilles - Basil Rathbone - 1939

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes Author - Employee(s) of Universal Studios

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes with Coat and Pipe top of Globe 8 x 10 Photo

Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, MC(13-6-1892 /21-7-1967) South African-born British actor. Shakespearean  Stage Actor in UK. Over 70 Films, Costume Dramas, Swashbucklers, Horror Films. Most Famous Role - 14 Hollywood films of Sherlock Holmes, 1939 & 1946 &  a Radio Series. Tony Award, 1948 Best Actor in a Play. http://thefabulousbirthdayblog.blogspot.com/2012_06_13_archive.html

Basil Rathbone in rare smiling form. Though often cast as the suave villain, he brought to life the most iconic look of Sherlock Holmes, one of fiction's greatest characters.


Their partnership is one of the most recognizable double acts in cinema history. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce! as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson xo

Basil Rathbone (first of Sherlock faces on screen) I love me some Basil

Basil Rathbone born June 1892 Died July 1967 aged 75 RIP Photo: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes