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Jeremy Brett Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Jeremy Brett was born on November 3rd, in 1933. He was a celebrated English actor mainly for the role he played in My Fair Lady -1964. Similarly, he is best remembered for the detective role he starred in the TV series dubbed Sherlock Holmes. He reprised his role from 1984 to 1994.

Early Life

Peter Jeremy Huggins alias Jeremy Brett was born on November 3rd, in 1933. His birthplace was in Berkswell Grange. He was the son of a Lieutenant named Colonel William Huggins. His mother was called Elizabeth Cadbury. Brett’s older brothers were called Michael, Patrick, and John. Martin Clunes, a famous English actor, is his nephew.

In 1959, Brett suffered a considerable loss after he lost his mother. She died from a car crash which occurred in the Welsh mountains.

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Early Career

Jeremy Brett debuted on stage in 1954. He was acting at the Library Theatre situated in Manchester. He landed on his first major film role in 1956 with his role in War and Peace. This movie was starred by Audrey Hepburn. The same year, he featured in a Broadway production called Richard II. He played the role of the Duke of Aumerle.

In the 1960s, his career was a step higher as he mainly featured in a number of TV series. Some of these shows included The Ghost Sonata -1962, Dinner with the Family-1962, The Merry Widow -1968 and An Ideal Husband -1969.

He was also active on film with roles in films such as The Wild and the Willing -1962, The Very Edge -1963 and Girl in the Headlines -1963. His most notable role in the film industry came in 1964 after playing the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the movie My Fair Lady.

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Rise to Stardom

Regardless of the numerous roles that he played both on stage, film, and TV, Jeremy Brett earned immense recognition for the role he played in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He took the part of Sherlock Holmes in the TV series. He played this role for about a decade from 1984 to 1994.

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Personal Life

Jeremy Brett wedded Anna Massey, an actress in 1958. This marriage was short-lived as it ended in divorce in 1962. His second marriage was to Joan Wilson in 1976. The two lived together until Wilson passed away in 1985. Brett had three children.

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Death

Jeremy Brett breathed last on September 12th, in 1995. He suffered a heart failure leading to his death at the age of 61.


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