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H. Lawrence Leyton

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Signed photograph of H. Lawrence Leyton as Sherlock Holmes (1906).
Photo: collection Howard Ostrom

H. Lawrence Leyton was a British actor who played Sherlock Holmes in 1905-1906 in the play Sherlock Holmes which was an adaptation of the 1899 version of the William Gillette's play. He also played Dr. Watson in 1910 in the play The Speckled Band: An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes with H. A. Saintsbury as Sherlock Holmes.