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Basil Rathbone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sir Basil Rathbone, KBE, MC, Kt (13 June 1892, Johannesburg – 21 July 1967, New York City) was a South African actor. He rose to prominence in England as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers, and, occasionally, horror films. He frequently portrayed suave villains or morally ambiguous characters, such as Murdstone in David Copperfield (1935) and Sir Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). His most famous role, however, was heroic—that of Sherlock Holmes in fourteen Hollywood films made between 1939 and 1946 and in a radio series. His later career included Broadway and television work; he received a Tony Award in 1948 as Best Actor in a Play. Description above from the Wikipedia article Basil Rathbone, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 13, 1892 In Johannesburg, South African Republic
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn 2015-08-18
Latest Project:
In the movie Innocent 1921-03-01
Known For
Poster of A Tale of Two Cities
Poster of A Lady Surrenders
Poster of The School for Scandal
Poster of The Fruitful Vine
Movie Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn Himself (archive footage)
Movie The Adventures of Errol Flynn Himself / Various Roles (archive sound) (archive footage)
Movie In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes
Movie The Great Mouse Detective Sherlock Holmes (voice)
Movie The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)
Movie The Horror of It All Carmichael (archive footage)
Movie The Horror Show (archive footage)
Movie Madhouse Basil (archive footage)
Movie Autopsy of a Ghost Canuto PĂ©rez
Movie The Movie Orgy Self (archival footage)
Movie Hillbillys in a Haunted House Gregor
Movie Soldier in Love Duke of York
Movie Queen of Blood Dr. Farraday
Movie The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Reginald Ripper
Series Summer Fun Unknown
Movie Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet Prof. Hartman, Lunar 7
Movie The Comedy of Terrors John F. Black
Series Burke's Law Unknown
Movie Two Before Zero
Movie Tales of Terror Carmichael
Movie The Magic Sword Lodac
Movie Pontius Pilate Caiaphas
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown
Movie A Christmas Carol Scrooge
Movie The Last Hurrah Norman Cass, Sr.
Movie Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates Dr. Boekman
Movie The Black Sleep Sir Joel Cadman
Movie The Stingiest Man in Town Ebenezer Scrooge
Movie The Court Jester Sir Ravenhurst
Movie We're No Angels Andre Trochard
Movie A Christmas Carol Marley's Ghost
Movie Casanova's Big Night Lucio / Narrator
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown
Series The Arthur Murray Party
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown
Series What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest
Movie The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Narrator (segment "The Wind in the Willows")
Movie The Wind in the Willows Narrator
Series Suspense Unknown
Series Studio One Unknown
Series Lights Out Unknown
Movie Dressed to Kill Sherlock Holmes
Movie Heartbeat Professor Aristide
Movie Terror by Night Sherlock Holmes
Movie Pursuit to Algiers Sherlock Holmes
Movie The Woman in Green Sherlock Holmes
Movie The House of Fear Sherlock Holmes
Movie Frenchman's Creek Lord Rockingham
Movie The Pearl of Death Sherlock Holmes
Movie Bathing Beauty George Adams
Movie The Scarlet Claw Sherlock Holmes
Movie Sherlock Holmes in Washington Sherlock Holmes
Movie Above Suspicion Sig von Aschenhausen
Movie Sherlock Holmes Faces Death Sherlock Holmes
Movie Crazy House Sherlock Holmes
Movie The Spider Woman Sherlock Holmes
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Sherlock Holmes
Movie Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6 Himself
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Sherlock Holmes
Movie Crossroads Henri Sarrou
Movie Fingers at the Window Cesar Ferrari / Dr. H. Santelle
Movie Paris Calling Andre Benoit
Movie International Lady Reggie Oliver
Movie The Black Cat Montague Hartley
Movie Rhythm on the River Oliver Courtney
Movie The Mark of Zorro Captain Esteban Pasquale
Movie The Mad Doctor Dr. George Sebastian / Dr. Langamann
Movie Rio Paul Reynard
Movie The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
Movie The Sun Never Sets Clive Randolph
Movie The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes
Movie Son of Frankenstein Baron Wolf von Frankenstein
Movie Tower of London Richard - Duke of Gloucester
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Himself
Movie The Dawn Patrol Major Brand
Movie If I Were King King Louis XI
Movie The Adventures of Robin Hood Sir Guy of Gisbourne
Movie The Adventures of Marco Polo Ahmed
Movie Confession Michael Michailow
Movie Love from a Stranger Gerald Lovell
Movie Make a Wish Johnny Selden
Movie Tovarich Commissar Dimitri Gorotchenko
Movie The Garden of Allah Count Ferdinand Anteoni
Movie Romeo and Juliet Tybalt - Nephew to Lady Capulet
Movie Private Number Wroxton
Movie Captain Blood Levasseur
Movie A Tale of Two Cities Marquis St. Evremonde
Movie Kind Lady Henry Abbott
Movie A Feather in Her Hat Captain Randolph Courtney
Movie The Last Days of Pompeii Pontius Pilate
Movie Anna Karenina Alexei Alexandrovitch Karenin
Movie David Copperfield Mr. Edward Murdstone
Movie Loyalties Ferdinand de Levis
Movie A Woman Commands Capt. Alex Pastitsch
Movie After the Ball Jack Harrowby
Movie Sin Takes a Holiday Reginald 'Reggie' Durant
Movie A Lady Surrenders Carl Vandry
Movie The Lady of Scandal Edward
Movie The Flirting Widow Col. Smith
Movie A Notorious Affair Paul Gherardi
Movie This Mad World Paul Parisot
Movie The Bishop Murder Case Philo Vance
Movie The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Lord Arthur Dilling
Movie The Great Deception Rizzio
Movie Trouping with Ellen Tony Winterslip
Movie The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots Undetermined Subordinate Role
Movie The School for Scandal Joseph Surface
Movie The Fruitful Vine Don Cesare Carelli
Movie Innocent Amadis de Jocelyn