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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
 Who was considered for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes?

Rex Harrison
Harrison wanted to play Sherlock Holmes, but was turned down.
Actor who got the part: Robert Stephens

Peter O'Toole
Director Billy Wilder had O'Toole in mind to play Holmes, but decided instead to cast a lesser-known, less costly actor.
Actor who got the part: Robert Stephens

George Sanders
George Sanders turned down the role of Mycroft Holmes.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Lee

Peter Sellers
Sellers was originally director Billy Wilder's top choice to play Dr, John Watson, but Wilder ultimately chose a lesser-known and less costly actor.
Actor who got the part: Colin Blakely



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