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John Cleese

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John Cleese as Sherlock Holmes in TV episode Elementary my Dear Watson (1973)

John Cleese (born 27 october 1939) is an British actor, writer and producer who played in 2 Sherlock Holmes TV parodies. In Elementary my Dear Watson, a 30-minute episode in 1973 in the TV show Comedy Playhouse with Willie Rushton as Dr. Watson.

And in The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It in 1977 as Arthur Sherlock-Holmes, the grand-son of the detective, accompanied by the descendant of Dr. Watson (played by Arthur Lowe).


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