Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson
In THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, the English actor Colin Blakely plays the role of Sherlock Holme’s doctor, John H. Watson. One hundred and four actors have played Dr. Watson on screen, including the director John Ford and Ian Fleming. Which actor’s portrayal of Dr. Watson is your favorite? Ben Kingsley in WITHOUT A CLUE and James Mason in MURDER BY DECREE stand out but Reel 13 Classics Host Neal Gabler calls himself a traditionalist with his choice of NIGEL BRUCE, who played Dr. Watson in 1939 with THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.