Douglas Wilmer

Douglas Wilmer

Best known in film for his portrayals of Nayland Smith in the "Fu Manchu" series of the 1960s.

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.

Educated at Stonyhurst College and trained at RADA.

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.