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Nigel Bruce

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Nigel Bruce

Nigel Bruce (4 february 1895 - 8 october 1953) was a British actor who played Dr. Watson in 14 movies with Basil Rathbone between 1939 and 1946. He started playing Dr. Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, two movies which was very canonical and had a huge success.

He also played Watson on radio between 1939 and 1947 in The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the adaptation of the Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories by Edith Meiser.

Sick, Nigel Bruce couldn't play Watson in the stage play written by Ouida Bergere, Rathbone's wife. He was replaced by Jack Raine.