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The 10 Best Sherlock Holmes Portrayals on Film and TV—Ranked

We're counting down the best version.

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10. Robert Downey Jr.

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9. Douglas Wilmer

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  • Photo Credit: BBC

8. Robert Stephens

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  • Photo Credit: United Artists

7. Christopher Plummer

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  • Photo Credit: Better Holmes and Gardens

6. Nicol Williamson

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  • Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

5. Vasily Livanov

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  • Photo Credit: Fanpop

4. Benedict Cumberbatch

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3. Peter Cushing

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  • Photo Credit: British Cinema Greats

2. Basil Rathbone

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1. Jeremy Brett

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  • Photo Credit: The Lineup