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John Neville

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John Neville promotional photo for A Study in Terror (1965)
John Neville (Holmes) and Clive Revill (Moriarty) in the play Sherlock Holmes (1975)

John Neville (2 may 1925 - 19 november 2011) was a British actor who played Sherlock Holmes (instead of Robert Stephens originally casted) in A Study in Terror directed by James Hill in 1965 with Donald Houston (Watson). The scenario is based on Fog, written by Adrian Conan Doyle, co-producer of the movie with his production company Sir Nigel Films which also produced in 1970 the adaptation Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Gerard directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, where John Neville played the role of Duke of Wellington alongside Aude Loring, the wife of Adrian Conan Doyle.

In 1975, John Neville played again Sherlock Holmes in the play Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette at Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway (New York) with Dennis Cooney as Dr. Watson.

He also played in 1998 in the TV series The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Detective (the great grand niece of Sherlock Holmes, played by Meredith Henderson) in the episode The Case of the Celestial signal where he was Dr. O. Henry.

And he was Dr. Thorndyke in 1971 in the episode A Message from the Deep Sea of the TV series The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes.