“What you do as an actor, for me anyway . . . you learn and assimilate. You read and read and read about the Victorian era. Who was in government? What was the social status of the country? Why was Holmes a bohemian? Then you start to read Doyle and you sort of sniff it through. After a great deal of study, things begin to happen. Like hands. What does he do with his hands? How would he move? And you whisper, whisper, whisper because you have to find the voice. You keep whispering so the imagination keeps going. When you think you’ve got him – or he’s enough in you – you speak. It’s an enormously exciting process.”
JEREMY BRETT IS SHERLOCK HOLMES Audio Book is out! Luke Barton’s narration is splendid, making it easy to absorb the enormous amount of information Maureen Whittaker has packed into this superb book.
“He’s much faster than any other human being. His brain, when he is working is so fast, that it’s blinding to the observer – including Watson. That takes a lot of steam to get up to.”
This Audio Book is a celebration of Mr. Brett’s definitive portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. Filled with Jeremy’s own words, his journey as an accomplished Shakespearean actor to become the role he said was more difficult than Hamlet or Macbeth. Plus all the lovely accolades he was given during these ten years and afterwards. It’s so wonderful to hear in one place his actor’s process and how celebrated he was in the role that made him an international star in over 70 countries worldwide.
“I have tried to play him as dangerously as possible.”
Maureen’s well researched words stand up fantastically well without the photos. As you listen to this Audio Book, Jeremy’s words and his accolades wash over you, make you smile. And you join the chorus of professionals applauding his genius acting ability all over again.
“Jeremy Brett as Holmes is superb from the word ‘Go’. His magnificent performance in this episode engaged me instantly, and prepared me for the 40 adventures to follow… during which time, I would come to embrace his Holmes as THE definitive screen characterisation of the world’s greatest detective… his presence alone made each and every episode a delight to watch.”
“No other Holmes has come close to Brett’s portrayal of the brilliant but obsessed mind, teetering on the knife edge dividing madness and genius.”
Gretchen Altabef is an MX author of Sherlock Holmes novels. She strives to emulate Dr. Watson’s and A. Conan Doyle’s literary style. Ms. Altabef’s novels brim with imagination and a news reporter’s excitement of the true history of the day. The first, These Scattered Houses, is in Holmes’ own voice and resourcefully chronicles the last two months of his ‘great hiatus’. “In These Scattered Houses, she eschews the formulas that so often appear in Holmes pastiches and sets about creating a new format; a new locale; new characters; a new story line and most important, a new Holmes.” Remarkable Power of Stimulus is the sequel. After 3 years away, Sherlock Holmes finds London awash in murders, No. 221B besieged, anarchists threatening Paris, and the return of Irene Adler. Fully aware he is under surveillance by Moriarty’s men, Holmes arrives in Baker Street knowing he will find Watson’s friendship and unerring aim are as dependable as the British Rail.