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I have heard that some people do not think this community has its place on LiveJournal.  Well, every community has a place, is all I can say.  If the Mod chooses to have rules which may seem strict to some people then surely that is the Mod's privelege.  In any case, it is not, as the Mod has already stated, an isolated case.  For what it is worth I have no problems wanting to be a member of this community and posting things here, so here goes:

I just wanted to say that for JB was one of the most charismatic and charming actors ever to have graced our screens.  He was handsome, talented, had tremendous presence and style, and a velvety voice.  His portrayal of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has certainly guaranteed his immortality.  And yet he did so much other work, in which he was just as and riveting.  Yet because of the immense scale and impact of the Sherlock Holmes series, a lot of people don't even think to ask themselves what other work the actor did, and I think that partly is the reason that he is so underrated.

I think though, had he lived for longer and had he not had such ill-health, he would have continued to grace our screens and appeared in many of the iconic films and series of the late 1990s and 2000s.  Had it been this way, people would no doubt have discovered his pre-SH work. 

Unfortunately though we must take it as it is.  He is one of my favourite actors and always will be. 

Thank you for this community I hope to meet some new friends here (I am new to LJ) and I hope to have a nice time here. :)

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Apr. 3rd, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think you have a point about that being one of the reasons - and perhaps even the sole one(?) - that JB is so underrated. People think of him as Sherlock and that is it.

And yes, you're probably right about the series too.
Apr. 3rd, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
Indeed, you have put it very well :)

I was equally (if not even more) impressed with some of his other work as I was with his role as Sherlock Holmes--his remarkable performance in "Number 10", for instance....
Apr. 5th, 2011 10:55 am (UTC)
Yes, "Number 10" was very good.
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