Tuesday, May 17, 2011

RIP: EDWARD HARDWICKE 7 August 1932 – 17 May 2011

"It is with a heavy heart that I take up my pen to write these... words..."

So wrote Doctor Watson about the death of his friend Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Final Problem. Sadly, I find myself in the same position as it was reported today - May 17, 2011 - that Edward Hardwicke, stalwart Watson of the Granada Sherlock Holmes series, has died at the age of 78.

I had the pleasure of meeting him in 2003 and can say with no hesitation that he was a fine Watson, an excellent actor and a very warm, friendly and charming person. He will be greatly missed and mourned by the Sherlockian community.

Obituary in The Telegraph here.

Part 1 of a "Daytime Live" interview with Edward Hardwicke:

Part 2 of a "Daytime Live" interview with Edward Hardwicke: