Tom Pigott-Smith

Active - 1971 - 2017  |   Born - May 13, 1946 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England  |   Died - Apr 7, 2017 in Northampton, England  |   Genres - Drama, Science Fiction, Historical Film, Comedy Drama, History [nf]

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  • First role was the mother-in-law in a school production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
  • Offered a role in a series that filmed in Los Angeles, he turned it down and recommitted to stage acting in London.
  • Was engaged in long-standing prank with Judi Dench in which they tried to hide a black glove in each other's productions.
  • Played both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson at different points in his career; also wrote two children's books about the Baker Street Irregulars.
  • Awarded the Order of the British Empire for his acting shortly before his death.