Jeremy Brett

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Date of Birth: 03/11/1933

Age: 61

Place of birth: Berksvell

Citizenship: United Kingdom


Author: Yury Utkin

Website: Celebrities

Peter Jeremy William Huggins was born into an aristocratic family, and was educated at Eton. Despite the fact that he suffered from dyslexia, Peter succeeded in vocals and was a member of the college choir. Later he began to study drama, but the actor`s profession was incompatible with the kind of honor, so that Peter`s father demanded that he took a new name - and the Central School of Dramatic Arts and studied speech in London has one of Jeremy Brett.

He first appeared on stage as an actor, a professional in 1954, at the Manchester Library Theatre, and in 1956 he made his debut on the London stage in the production of `Troilus and Cressida`. In the same year he made his first appearance on Broadway in `Richard II `. In the future, Jeremy often getting any roles in classical plays, including numerous productions of Shakespeare in the `Old Vic` and the Royal National Theatre.

Since the beginning of 1960 Brett did not go on TV in Britain. He starred in numerous television series, including the role of d`Artagnan in the `Three mushketerah` 1966.

Some of the roles have been comic, but those were a minority. Usually Jeremy starred in classic films - for example, in 1973, he, along with Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright played in the TV version of Shakespeare`s `The Merchant of Venice` (and before that the same trio performed in the same play the same role in a production of the Royal National Theatre).

The movie was filmed Brett relatively little. Nevertheless, he played in a blockbuster of its time, as `` My Fair Lady (1964). In the film, he sang, but in the end his voice was doubled. Brett showed that he still has not lost his vocal gift, in 1968, in the television movie `Merry vdova`.

Twice Brett auditioned for the role of Bond - the first time since Sean Connery; Jeremy then lost to Australian George Lazenby. And for the second time Brett beat Roger Moore.

The last time Brett appeared on cinema screens after his death - in the 1996 film `Flenders` Mall. There he played a small role - father of the artist - and was not even marked in the credits.

Anyone who has seen and above all heard Brett, noted his excellent pronunciation. Since childhood, he suffered rhotacism and could not properly pronounce the sound of `r`, but successful surgery and constant work helped him achieve a perfect diction.

Brett starred in films and television series for more than 40 years and had played many roles, but the most famous of them remained in the role of Sherlock Holmes Adventures of Sherlock `Holmsa` version Granada Television; it was a series of films made in the interval from 1984 to 1994 based on the works of Conan Doyle Dzh.Houksvorta scenarios and some other writers. Brett has starred in 41 series, and the two `perezhil` Watson.

After this stellar role starred Jeremy Brett smaller and smaller, and remained in the memory of the audience first and foremost as `` the best Holmes of his time. By the way, in 1980, Brett Watson played in the Los Angeles-based film adaptation of one of the stories about the detective, and thus became one of only three actors who in his career had time to play, and Watson and Holmes.

To prepare for the shooting of the TV series Brett scribbled 77 pages - to included everything that came to his hero, until he eats and drinks. Good actor, according to Jeremy Brett, to be as if a sponge, squeeze out all his personality and absorbent, like a liquid, the identity of the character.

Brett Holmes played with all the heart, fully reincarnated in his character, and gradually the desire to perfect execution of this role has become a kind of obsession. However, the actor before his death and he realized that he had become mentally ill ...

In 1985 he died of cancer, the second wife of Brett; This exacerbated the already precarious state of mind of the actor, and as a result of a nervous breakdown after he was taken to hospital. From now on he had to constantly take pills, find themselves in including narcotic effects caused by excess weight, problems with the lungs and heart (on the set, he sometimes needed an oxygen mask - but the show must go on `` how many times he said to himself) ...

In the last decade of his life, Jeremy Brett has repeatedly found himself in the hospital iz-za mental disorders, and September 12, 1995 died at his home in London refused to heart.

In 1958 Jeremy Brett married the actress Anna Massey, in 1959 their son David was born, and in 1962 the couple separated. In 1977, Brett found her, without exaggeration, the second half - Joan Sullivan, a producer of PBS; Joan and Jeremy were married. A July 4, 1985 she died of cancer ...