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      Arthur Conan Doyle

      Arthur Conan Doyle

      Highest Rated: 100% The Lost World (1925)

      Lowest Rated: 43% Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

      Birthday: May 22, 1859

      Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

      As one of the pioneers of mystery writing, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created one of the most famous crime sleuths of all time with Detective Sherlock Holmes. Alongside his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson, Holmes used his powers of deductive reasoning and incredible analytical skills to solve any number of heinous crimes. Covering 56 short stories and four full-length novels, Doyle captivated the reading public in the 19th century with the many adventures of Sherlock Holmes with A Study in Scarlet (1887) and The Sign of the Four (1888), only to infuriate his readers by supposedly killing him off in the short story "The Final Problem" (1893). Following a detour into historical novels and a growing fascination with the Spiritualism movement, Doyle finally bowed to public pressure and brought Holmes back to life in "The Adventure of the Empty House" (1903), which was actually published after the prequel novel The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902). In the following decade, Sherlock Holmes became one of the most popular characters to play on the screen with film and television adaptations permeating the landscape, and numerous actors from Christopher Plummer and Peter Cushing to Robert Downey, Jr. and Johnny Lee Miller all played the role. Doyle created one of literature's most lasting and often portrayed characters and was responsible for the creation of many of the standards of the detective and mystery genres.



      43% 44% Tales From the Darkside: The Movie Writer $15.4M 1990
      89% 72% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Writer - 1970
      100% 69% The Lost World Writer - 1925
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lost World Writer - 1925
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sign of the Four Writer - 1923
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles Writer - 1914


      No Score Yet 100% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Writer,
      1954 1984-1986 1988 1991 1993-1994