Wednesday, December 18, 2013

And while we remember Peter O'Toole. . . (1932-2013)

as the voice of Holmes in the 1983 cartoons. . .

Let's not forget that he played Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Fairy Tale: A True Story


  1. Peter O'Toole voiced Sherlock Holmes (with Australia's Ron Haddrick as Dr. Watson) in four animated adaptions go the four Holmes novels:

    "Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of The Baskervilles" (1985)
    "Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of The Four" (1985)
    "Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear" (1985)
    "Sherlock Holmes and A Study in Scarlet" (1985)

    Peter O'Toole on stage played Sherlock Holmes in a play titled "Dead Eyed Dicks"
    "Dead Eyed Dicks" (1976) Peter O’Toole as Sherlock Holmes (John Standing as Dr. Watson), by Peter King, was three one-acts in which Peter O’Toole played Lord Peter Wimsey, Sherlock Holmes, and Philip Marlowe. Each of the three acts are set in the same mansion, and involve the same set of characters. O'Toole played the role in Australia, but when it went to Ireland he came down with gastric flu and had to be replaced by under-study David Rose half-way thru the run.

    "Peter O'Toole and Peter Sellers as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson? It sounded great to director Billy Wilder in the early sixties, too. Unfortunately, the working relationship between the three never made it to the starting gate. Wilder apparently felt that O'Toole's demands were in the prima donna league and he made the mistake of calling Sellers an 'unprofessional rat fink'. So 'The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes' was released in 1970 starring stage actors Robert Stephens and Colin Blakely in the leads..." Monica Sullivan, Movie Magazine International

    1. You are correct and thanks of the additional info.