I love Sherlock Holmes. I also love musicals. And tonight I learned a weird, vaguely disturbing related fact that I was generally unaware of.
That’s not a confession, but it’s definitely the truth. I grew up reading the original stories and listening to radio serials. I’ve watched every legitimate Sherlock Holmes adaptation (excluding Elementary and that unfortunate indie Sherlock movie somehow involving dinosaurs) through well more than once.
Of all the actors who have portrayed him, however, my favorite is the late Jeremy Brett. Whenever I think about Sherlock Holmes, he’s who I picture.
Tonight, I decided to go look at his IMDB page, and I saw something that I never knew: the fact that he played Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady. He sang On the Street Where You Live.
I’ve seen the whole of the Sherlock Holmes Granada series more than once. I’ve also seen My Fair Lady many times, as it’s a favorite off mine. And somehow, I never realized that.
Curious? I tracked down a clip here on YouTube.