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 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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