Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jeremy Brett - "We Have Much To Learn From The Flowers."

'An Embellishment of Life'

Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.”From The Adventure of the Naval Treaty.

This is a special album in which I can (as I come across them) 'press' some of the early flowerings in the career of Jeremy Brett. Looking at them now, we can I think say the early hope shown in these young flowers was rewarded in abundance by one of the greatest actors of his generation.

Here is my aide memoire  to Brett's career before Sherlock Holmes and to the location of films and clips for internet viewing. (My gratitude and acknowledgement to all owners and uploaders of films with links listed here. I own none of what follows).

* Useful link to IMDb Jeremy Brett Filmography:


1964My Fair Lady(performer: "On the Street Where You Live" 1956 - uncredited, "On the Street Where You Live Reprise" 1956 - uncredited, "Show Me" 1956 - uncredited)
1995The Making of 'My Fair Lady' (video documentary)
Himself - Host (also archive footage) / Freddy Eynsford-Hill(also archive footage)
1991Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre (TV special)
1989Cap d'any a TV3 (TV movie)
1977Night of 100 Stars (TV special)
2010The People's Detective (TV series documentary)
2007The Shackles of Sherlock (TV documentary)
Sherlock Holmes (uncredited)
2007Time Shift (TV series documentary)
1997Heroes of Comedy (TV series documentary)



Internet views (random, cumulative order).

The Wild and the Willing (1962).
The Three Musketeers (1966-7).
Rebecca (1979).

The Merchant of Venice (1974).


The Picture of Dorian Gray (1976).



Madame X 1981.

The Three Musketeers 1966.

The Medusa Touch 1978

Patrick Gowers music for Granada's Sherlock Holmes

"One Deadly Owner" - Thriller (1974).


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