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Nigel Stock

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Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson in A Study in Scarlet (1968)

Nigel Stock (21 september 1919 - 23 june 1986) was a British actor who played Dr. Watson on television between 1964 and 1968 for the BBC in Sherlock Holmes, first with Douglas Wilmer and Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes. His latest cinema movie was Young Sherlock Holmes in 1985, where he played opposite the eccentric inventor Rupert T. Waxflatter offering his old soft cap to the future detective of 221B Baker Street (a deerstalker!). In 1982-1983, Nigel Stock played 221B, a play by Martyn Read given at the Theatre Royal Bath, where he played Watson recounting his life with Holmes. He also recorded for radio several adventures of Sherlock Holmes, adapted by Mollie Hardwick (who had already written two episodes of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series), with Robert Hardy in the role of detective.