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Douglas Wilmer

8 January 1920 to 31 March 2016

A British actor best known for his lead role in the first series of the BBC’s Sherlock Holmes (1964-1965), Wilmer’s arrogant and sardonic performance proved a defining take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s super sleuth. His notable cinema credits included Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Patton (1970) and Octopussy (1983).