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RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
People are very particular about the people who play Sherlock Holmes, even more so than they are about the various James Bonds. No doubt, for some people, Robert Downey Jr. will be the definitive Holmes, or perhaps even the wonderfully named Benedict Cumberbatch. But for most us, the real Sherlock Holmes is Jeremy Brett, who played him from 1984 to 1994. He also auditioned twice for the role of James Bond, as it happens. Of course, if you're on the other side of the age continuum, your Holmes may well be Basil Rathbone.
In 1984, Christopher Lambert played what role, made famous decades earlier by two Olympic swimmers?
B) Flash Gordon
C) Lone Ranger
Previous answer: The two Laurences have both played Othello (even though only one of them is black).
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