"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, Valley of Fear

Sherlock Holmes is an iconic British sleuth created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson, were first seen solving crimes in London in 1887. Doyle's works have been adapted countless times over the years and new versions of the classics are still being released almost every year in the form of movies, TV shows, books and more.
Sherlock's high intelligence and over-observant nature, combined with his flaws (blatant disregard for authority, rudeness and even drug abuse), make his almost narcissistic character an interesting and fascinating one.
Benedict Cumberbatch portraying Sherlock Holmes in BBC's Sherlock.
Basil Rathbone playing Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (1939).