From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
John Neville (2 may 1925 - 19 november 2011) was a British actor who played Sherlock Holmes (instead of Robert Stephens originally casted) in A Study in Terror directed by James Hill in 1965 with Donald Houston (Watson). The scenario is based on Fog, written by Adrian Conan Doyle, co-producer of the movie with his production company Sir Nigel Films which also produced in 1970 the adaptation Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Gerarddirected by Jerzy Skolimowski, where John Neville played the role of Duke of Wellington alongside Aude Loring, the wife of Adrian Conan Doyle.
From december 1974 to january 1976, John Neville played again Sherlock Holmes in 471 performances of the play Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette at Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway (New York) with Tim Pigott-Smith as Watson.
He also played in 1998 in the TV series The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Detective (the great grand niece of Sherlock Holmes, played by Meredith Henderson) in the episode The Case of the Celestial signal where he was Dr. O. Henry.
- 1965 : A Study in Terror (as Sherlock Holmes)
- 1970 : The Adventures of Gerard (as Duke of Wellington)
- 1971 : The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: A Message from the Deep Sea (as Dr. Thorndyke)
- 1998 : The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Detective (as Dr. O. Henry)
- 1974-1976 : Sherlock Holmes (as Sherlock Holmes)
- 1978 : The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca (as Sherlock Holmes)