Basil Rathbone

American Actor Basil Rathbone

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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.

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Birth Date
Age 75
Johannesburg, South African Republic
  • Actor
Film Industry

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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
1986 The Great Mouse Detective United States Sherlock Holmes (voice) Actor 0.00
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood United States Sir Guy of Gisbourne Actor 0.00
1935 A Tale of Two Cities United States Marquis St. Evremonde Actor 0.00
1935 Captain Blood United States Levasseur Actor 0.00
1935 David Copperfield United States Mr. Murdstone Actor 0.00