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Firmin Gémier

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Firmin Gémier

Firmin Gémier (21 february 1869 - 26 november 1933) was a French actor, director and theatre manager, known for having produced in december 1907 the Pierre Decourcelle's adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, the William Gillette's play, in which Gémier played Sherlock Holmes 338 times (from 20 december 1907 to 13 september 1908, then replaced by Georges Flateau, and Harry Baur). If Gémier presented no physical resemblance with Sherlock Holmes, this does not prevent him from playing a credible detective. Moreover, critics of the time were very positive about his acting.


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