Jeremy Brett

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TV Actor
Date of Birth November 3, 1933
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Sep 12, 1995 (61)
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Jeremy Brett

Peter Jeremy William Huggins, known professionally as Jeremy Brett, was an English actor. He played fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series from 1984 to 1994 in all 41 episodes. His career spanned from stage, to television and film, to Shakespeare and musical theatre. He also played the smitten Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the 1964 Warner Bros. production of My Fair Lady.

Born: Peter Jeremy William Huggins, November 3, 1933, Berkswell, Warwickshire, England
Died: September 12, 1995, Clapham, London, England
Years active: 1954–1995
Partner(s): Gary Bond (1969–1976), Paul Shenar (late 1970s)
Children: 1
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About Jeremy Brett

Remembered for his title role in the 1980s and 1990s Granada Television adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Brett is also known for his portrayal of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the 1964 film version of the musical My Fair Lady.

Before Fame

During his early years, he suffered from both dyslexia and a speech impediment known as rhotacism. He later overcame these difficulties; graduated from London's Central School of Speech and Drama; and went on to perform in several professional stage productions.


While he was playing the title role in a 1959 production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Brett was deeply affected by the sudden death of his mother in an automobile accident.

Family Life

Born Peter Jeremy William Huggins, he grew up in Berkswell, England. After his marriage to actress Anna Massey ended in divorce in 1962, he was married to Joan Wilson until her death in 1985.


He shared the screen with Audrey Hepburn in both My Fair Lady and the 1956 film version of War and Peace.

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