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Jonathan Goodwin

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Jonathan Goodwin as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the play Conan Doyle's Edwardian Gothic (2020)

Jonathan Goodwin is a British actor who played on stage : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Professor Challenger and Sherlock Holmes in 2020.

Jonathan is also artistic director of the Don't Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company since 2010. He is fascinated with the Victorian and Edwardian eras since childhood, and especially the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Stevenson, M. R. James and their ilk. Indeed, the first novel he can recall reading is The Hound of the Baskervilles, when he was six or so. He was an avid viewer of the black and white Sherlock Holmes films, the Bela Lugosi and the Boris Karloff films, and the early Hammer Horrors back in the days when they were still screened on TV. Little could he have known that all of that would one day lead to his following in their footsteps on stage! Indeed, he even corresponded several times with Peter Cushing on the topic of acting, when Goodwin was still a teenager. Of course, Peter Cushing was one of the first actors a young Goodwin watched playing Sherlock Holmes, in fact, along with Basil Rathbone. They remain his favourites to this day, along with Jeremy Brett, naturally.



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