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Actor, Douglas Wilmer, was born on Jan 8, 1920 in London, England. Wilmer died at the age of 68 on Sep 20, 1988 in Madrid, Spain .

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Moutamin: [after El Cid claims Valencia for the King] What a noble subject, if only he had a noble King.


Moutamin: In my country, we have a name for a warrior with the vision to be just and the courage to show mercy. We call him... the cid!


El Cid: [looking at their Christian and Muslim troops camped together] How can anyone say this is wrong?
Moutamin: But they will. On both sides.


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Douglas Wilmer Facts
Enjoyed a revival in the Sherlock Holmes scene recording a series of the stories on audio cassette and has appeared as a guest at several UK and US events, the most recent being the Society's Golden Jubilee Dinner in January 2001.

First appearance as Sherlock Holmes was in the 1964 BBC production of "The Speckled Band" with Nigel Stock as his Dr. Watson counterpart. In 1973 he played Professor Van Dusen in "The Rival of Sherlock Holmes" on the BBC.

British character actor from the classical stage who dominated his theatre work with Shakespearean roles: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, etc.

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