Douglas Wilmer is one of the finest character actors the British theatre has ever produced. He is remembered for giving what many believe to have been the definitive portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the 1960s BBC TV series and, as a rising star, was cast in numerous iconic films, notably El Cid, Cleopatra, Jason And The Argonauts, Octopussy and The Fall of the Roman Empire.
While pursuing his career, Wilmer worked alongside many of the greatest actors of the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s, including many household names. He witnessed first-hand the breakdown of Richard Burton’s first marriage and the development of his relationship with Elizabeth Taylor, worked with the mercurial Laurence Olivier, was great friends with Charlton Heston, fell out with the BBC, partied with Sophia Loren and was told by the director Anthony Mann that he would never work again!
These dramas were part of Wilmer’s life and his story is intricately interwoven with the successes and tragedies, joys and heartbreaks of the actors with whom he shared it.
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Stage Whispers Standard Edition: ISBN 978-0-9556564-9-1
Douglas Wilmer takes the reader inside the actor’s dressing room for this deliciously honest and beautifully written account of the trials and tribulations of working with some of the world’s most iconic stars of stage and screen.
Special Edition: ISBN 978-0-9556564-4-6
Size/Description: Royal 234 x 156mm portrait, 242pp, hardback (Special Edition features, fine-binding, limited to only 50 numbered copies, signed by the author).
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Audiobook
read by Douglas Wilmer
4 CD Set
Douglas Wilmer, considered by many to have been the finest Holmes of stage and screen, reads four of Conan Doyle's wonderful stories, playing all the roles in character. These Wilmer readings (three from the "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes) and one form "His Last Bow") have never been published before.
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