Sunday, July 19, 2009
My Doctor Watson short list...
IAN HART has already played Doctor John H. Watson(as well as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) in a couple of Sherlock Holmes productions and in my opinion has been the only actor since either David Burke or Edward Hardwicke who did a really great job in the role.
ROBERT PORTAL is another choice. I've only really seen him in the movie Stiff Upper Lips but I really enjoyed his upper class twit in that movie. I think he'd make a really good Watson.
PAUL McGANN would be good as either Holmes or Watson honestly. Although, I suppose it would be kind of strange pairing him with Withnail and I costar Richard E. Grant. But I think he'd bring a really good emotion to the role.
GARY OLDMAN has that same type of emotion like Paul McGann which I think would really be good in the role of Watson.