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17 Other Places You've Seen the Actors from Sherlock  

Lisa Waugh
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The actors on the Sherlock series are seasoned vets and popular with audiences in both America and Britain, and even Denmark. In some cases, you’ll be surprised to see the Sherlock characters in other roles - like that time Martin Freeman rapped it out with Ali G., or when Mrs. Hudson had her own TV show. Benedict Cumberbatch played the role of Stephen Hawking 10 years before Eddie Redmayne took it on, though both rocked it out. The Sherlock TV show actors know their stuff.
 
As far as the shockers, one of the biggest is Rupert Graves. As a young actor, he showed his bits in A Room with a View. Russell Tovey stuns with his role on Looking. Then there’s Philip Davis with his cheeky Mod Chalky from Quadrophenia. Ah, youth.
 
Check out what the actors in the Sherlock series did before the BBC show came along, and solve the case of Rupert Graves’s missing trousers. 
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Other Places You've Seen the Actors from Sherlock
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Sherlock role: Sherlock Holmes 

Cumberbatch has transformed himself into Frankenstein and Julian Assange, and even sported Cumberburns in 2005’s Nathan Barley, but he had a run at playing Stephen Hawking in 2004’s Hawking before Eddie Redmayne took on the role. Redmayne didn’t watch the film before he stepped into Hawking saying, "I heard it was breathtaking. I knew myself well enough to know that if I watched it I'd try to steal little bits."

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Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Other Places You've Seen the Actors from Sherlock
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Sherlock role: Dr. John Watson  
 
Freeman has been Bilbo, Arthur Dent, Dr. Watson, Lester Nygaard, and Tim from the original The Office, but he became known to Americans first as a body double in Love Actually. His blushing John meets Judy (Joanna Page) as they stand-in for the stars in the sex scenes of a movie is adorable. However, it’s his Ricky C in Ali G Indahouse that should be remembered forever.

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Una Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 17 Other Places You've Seen the Actors from Sherlock
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Sherlock role: Mrs. Hudson 
 
Stubbs is a seasoned dramatic and comedic actor. She completes the relationship with Sherlock and Watson because she held the screen with many a British TV legend. She also had her own series, Till Death Us Do Part, from 1966 to 1975.
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Rupert Graves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Other Places You've Seen the Actors from Sherlock
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Sherlock role: DI Lestrade  
 
Graves was dreamy in his role as Freddy in 1985’s A Room with a View. He had wonderful floppy hair that made girls swoon, especially when wet. Plus, he showed off the goods. If you’re ever curious about who the British DiCaprio was in the ‘80s, just Google “Rupert Graves young.”
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