16 actors you forgot had played Sherlock Holmes

Hanna Flint

It’s just been confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. will get his third outing as Sherlock Holmes in a sequel scheduled for 2020, and this Friday will see the release of Sherlock Gnomes in cinemas.

Arthur Conan Doyle’s super sleuth has been brought to life hundreds of times on stage, screen and radio since he debuted in 1887 with plenty of actors playing the role.

Here’s sixteen you may have forgotten had stepped into his detective shoes.

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