Veteran actor the late douglas wilmer passed away recently at 96, Many film/tv fans remembered him for so many appearances on the big and small screen. fondly remembered as televisions Sherlock Holmes in a BBC pilot episode in (1964)
Following after that a 13 episode airing in (1965) and then re-prising the character again in ''the adventure of Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother'' (1975) His version of the famous Detective is probably Considered the Best incarnation of the character to date.
Douglas Wilmer appeared in Many Action/fantasy themed films ''Jason and the Argonauts'' (1963) comes to mind, with an impressive film Credit appearances in many Hollywood epic films. ''A shot in the Dark'' (1964) ''Khartoum" (1966) ''EL CID'' (1961) ''The fall of the Roman Empire" (1964) And his return appearance alongside the late Peter Sellers in ''Revenge of the Pink Panther'' (1978) ''Patton'' (1970)
Many horror film fans will remember Wilmer's two appearances alongside the Late Christopher Lee's popular film Characters FU manchu. in ''The Brides of Fu Manchu'' (1966) and ''The Vengeance of Fu Manchu'' (1967).
Many James Bond Fans will instantly remember him as the character Jim Fanning the art Expert in the bond film ''Octopussy" (1983) alongside Sir Roger Moore. Douglas Wilmer had appeared with Roger Moore in the popular 60s era TV series ''the saint'' And ''the Avengers'' with the Late Patrick Macnee and Dame Diana Rigg.
History will always probably Remember The late Douglas Wilmer as the worlds most Famous Television version of Sherlock Holmes. The late Douglas Wilmer R.I.P,