61 (passed away Sep. 12th, 1995)
Nov. 3rd, 1933
Berkswell Grange, Warwickshire, England, UK
Jeremy Brett's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- Cousin of British actor, 'Martin Clunes' (qv) from _"Men Behaving Badly" (1992)_ (qv).
- Father of author David Huggins (The Big Kiss, Luxury Amnesia); stepfather of Caleb W. Sullivan and Rebekah Wilson Giarusso.
- His parents married in 1923.
- Brett belonged to the Woodmen of Arden, an archery club established in 1758. His father and brothers were also members.
- He was chosen to play Nicholas Rostov in _War and Peace (1956)_ (qv) in part because it was felt he resembled his on-screen sibling, 'Audrey Hepburn' (qv).
- He was briefly considered for the role of James Bond in _On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)_ (qv), and later auditioned for _Live and Let Die (1973)_ (qv).
- Played 'Audrey Hepburn' (qv)'s brother on _War and Peace (1956)_ (qv) and her suitor in _My Fair Lady (1964)_ (qv).
- Brett was left-handed. The character of Sherlock Holmes was right handed. A hand double was used whenever Holmes had to write something close up.
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