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Holmes Herbert (Horace Edward Jenner)

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Biography

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Holmes Herbert was a tall, intense English actor who made his first films after coming to America. He began in silent movies as a leading man but eventually was relegated to less important roles as a character actor when sound came in. He played in several of the Universal "Sherlock Holmes" movies, the title character of which was the initial inspiration for his stage name. His career spanned a total of 37 years, and he retired in 1952. Read more...

Actor

Character: Angry Man at Meeting

The Lost World 1925

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Character: Howard Presley

Untamed 1929

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Character: Dr. Robert Merrill

Say It with Songs 1929

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Character: Carouge

Careers 1929

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Character: Rudolph Solomon

Her Private Life 1929

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Character: John J. Hackett Sr.

Broadminded 1931

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Character: Maj. Bradford

Chances 1931

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Character: Lord Landslake

Beloved 1934

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Character: Capt. Gardner

Captain Blood 1935

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Character: Sir Karell Borotyn

Mark of the Vampire 1935

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Character: General O'Neill

The Charge of the Light Brigade 1936

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Character: Captain Dell

Champagne Charlie 1936

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Character: Captain McWilliams

The Buccaneer 1938

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Character: Justice of the Court

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939

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Character: Marshal Randon

Juarez 1939

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Character: Frederick Holcomb

Stanley and Livingstone 1939

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Character: Saul Farnsworthy

Man Hunt 1941

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Character: Sir Reginald Bailey

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 1942

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Character: Commodore Ramsay

Corvette K-225 1943

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Character: Kilgallen

Two Tickets to London 1943

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Character: Lord Benditch

Confidential Agent 1945

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Character: Ebenezer Crabtree

Dressed to Kill 1946

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Character: Dr. White, Minister

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy 1946

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Character: Sir William Dawson

The Verdict 1946

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Character: Norman Randall

This Time for Keeps 1947

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Character: Mulloy

Ivy 1947

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Character: Justice McKenna

The Magnificent Yankee 1950

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Character: Major in Dugout

The Dark Angel 1935

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Character: Archery Referee

The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938

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Character: Robert's Friend at Bar at Party

The Letter 1940

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