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Basil Rathbone

Character Actor / Actor | * 06/13/1892 († 75, 07/21/1967) | Johannesburg, South African Republic
Philip St. John Basil Rathbone MC (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was an Anglo-South African actor. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers, and, occasionally, horror films. Rathbone frequently portrayed suave villains or morally ambiguous characters, such as Mr. Murdstone in David Copperfield (1935), Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (1936) and Sir Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). His most famous role was that of Sherlock Holmes in fourteen Hollywood films made between 1939 and 1946 and in a radio series. His later career included roles on Broadway, as well as self-ironic film and television work. In 1948, he shared the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play with two others. He was also nominated for two Academy Awards and was honoured with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Basil Rathbone

Military Cross Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
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Movies with Basil Rathbone as Actor(103)

as Self (archive footage)2015 Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn
as Self / Various Roles (archive sound) (archive footage)2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn
as Sherlock Holmes (voice)1986 The Great Mouse Detective
as Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)1985 The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes
as Carmichael (archive footage)1983 The Horror of It All
as (archive footage)1979 The Horror Show
as Basil (archive footage)1974 Madhouse
as Self (archival footage)1968 The Movie Orgy
as Canuto Pérez1968 Autopsy of a Ghost
as Duke of York1967 Soldier in Love
as Reginald Ripper1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
as Dr. Farraday1966 Queen of Blood
as Prof. Hartman, Lunar 71965 Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet
as John F. Black1964 The Comedy of Terrors
as Lodac1962 The Magic Sword
as Carmichael ("The Case of M. Valdemar")1962 Tales of Terror
as Caiaphas1962 Pontius Pilate
as Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Beaconsfield)1961 Victoria Regina
as Scrooge1959 A Christmas Carol
as Norman Cass Sr.1958 The Last Hurrah
as Emperor1958 Cole Porter's Aladdin
as Ebenezer Scrooge1956 The Stingiest Man in Town
as Sir Joel Cadman1956 The Black Sleep
as Sir Ravenhurst1955 The Court Jester
as Andre Trochard1955 We're No Angels
as Marley's Ghost1954 A Christmas Carol
as General Lee1954 The General's Boots
as Lucio / Narrator1954 Casanova's Big Night
as Narrator (segment "The Wind in the Willows") (voice)1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
as Narrator (voice)1949 The Wind in the Willows
as Professor Aristide1946 Heartbeat
as Sherlock Holmes1946 Terror by Night
as Sherlock Holmes1946 Dressed to Kill
as Sherlock Holmes1945 The Woman in Green
as Sherlock Holmes1945 Pursuit to Algiers
as Sherlock Holmes1945 The House of Fear
as Lord Rockingham1944 Frenchman's Creek
as Sherlock Holmes1944 The Scarlet Claw
as George Adams1944 Bathing Beauty
as Sherlock Holmes1944 The Pearl of Death
as Sherlock Holmes1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington
as Sherlock Holmes1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
as Sherlock Holmes1943 The Spider Woman
as Sherlock Holmes1943 Crazy House
as Sig von Aschenhausen1943 Above Suspicion
as Henri Sarrou1942 Crossroads
as Cesar Ferrari / Dr. H. Santelle1942 Fingers at the Window
as Reggie Oliver1941 International Lady
as Montague Hartley1941 The Black Cat
as Andre Benoit1941 Paris Calling
as Oliver Courtney1940 Rhythm on the River
as Captain Esteban Pasquale1940 The Mark of Zorro
as Dr. George Sebastian / Dr. Langamann1940 The Mad Doctor
as Paul Reynard1939 Rio
as Sherlock Holmes1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles
as Clive Randolph1939 The Sun Never Sets
as Richard - Duke of Gloucester1939 Tower of London
as Sherlock Holmes1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
as Baron Wolf von Frankenstein1939 Son of Frankenstein
as Maj. Brand1938 The Dawn Patrol
as Sir Guy of Gisbourne1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
as King Louis XI1938 If I Were King
as Basil (archive footage) (uncredited)1938 Breakdowns of 1938
as Michael Michailow1937 Confession
as Commissar Dimitri Gorotchenko1937 Tovarich
as Johnny Selden1937 Make a Wish
as Gerald Lovell1937 Love from a Stranger
as Thomas Wroxton1936 Private Number
as Tybalt1936 Romeo and Juliet
as Count Ferdinand Anteoni1936 The Garden of Allah
as Pontius Pilate1935 The Last Days of Pompeii
as Mr. Edward Murdstone1935 David Copperfield
as Levasseur1935 Captain Blood
as Marquis St. Evremonde1935 A Tale of Two Cities
as Captain Randolph Courtney1935 A Feather in Her Hat
as Henry Abbott1935 Kind Lady
as Alexei Alexandrovitch Karenin1935 Anna Karenina
as Derek Nagel1933 One Precious Year
as Ferdinand de Levis1933 Loyalties
as Capt. Alex Pastitsch1932 A Woman Commands
as Jack Harrowby1932 After the Ball
as Col. Smith1930 The Flirting Widow
as Edward1930 The Lady of Scandal
as Reginald 'Reggie' Durant1930 Sin Takes a Holiday
as Carl Vandry1930 A Lady Surrenders
as Paul Parisot1930 This Mad World
as Paul Gherardi1930 A Notorious Affair
as Lord Arthur Dilling1929 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
as Philo Vance1929 The Bishop Murder Case
as Rizzio1926 The Great Deception
as Antoine1925 The Masked Bride
as Undetermined Subordinate Role1924 The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots
as Tony Winterslip1924 Trouping with Ellen
as Joseph Surface1923 The School for Scandal
as Amadis de Jocelyn1921 Innocent
as Don Cesare Carelli1921 The Fruitful Vine

TV Shows/Series with Basil Rathbone as Actor(21)

as Milo James1963 Burke's Law
as himself1962 The Merv Griffin Show
as Frederick Foray1961 Dr. Kildare
as Scrooge1959 Tales from Dickens
as Self - Host / General Lee1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as The Jewel Thief1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as Inquisitor1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Dr. Boekman1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Lord Beaconsfield1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as The Duke of York1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Frampton1950 Lux Video Theatre
as Sir Paul Maxim1950 Lux Video Theatre
as Ambrose Wallington1950 Lux Video Theatre
as himself1950 The Jack Benny Program
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde1949 Suspense
as Sherlock Holmes1949 Suspense
as Hazelton Crome1948 Studio One

Full Name: Basil Rathbone
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Monday, 06/13 1892 (June) in Johannesburg, South African Republic
Died: Friday, 07/21 1967 (July) in New York City (aged: 75)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Repton School
Spouses (current/former): Ouida Bergère
Related to: Frank Benson
Other names for Basil Rathbone (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sir Basil Rathbone"
"Philip St. John Basil Rathbone"
"Бэзил Рэтбоун"
Basil Rathbone frequently works together with these people:
Roy William Neill (22x, Crew)
James Daly (21x, Actor)
John Forsythe (20x, Actor)
Skip Homeier (20x, Actor)
Nina Foch (19x, Actress)
Nigel Bruce (18x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (18x, Actor)
John Smith (18x, Crew)
Charlton Heston (17x, Actor)
Thomas Mitchell (17x, Actor)
E.G. Marshall (16x, Actor)
Vera West (16x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6502, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/20/2024