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Birth date: February 4, 1895, Ensenada, Mexico
Death date: October 8, 1953, Santa Monica, California, United States
Birth place: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Height:6' (1.83 m)
Profession:Actor, Soundtrack
Spouse:Violet Campbell (m. 1921–1953)
Children:Jennifer Bruce, Pauline Bruce

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William Nigel Ernle Bruce (4 February 1895 – 8 October 1953), best known as Nigel Bruce, was a British character actor on stage and screen. He was best known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in a series of films and in the radio series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes). Bruce is also remembered for his roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films Rebecca and Suspicion. Wikipedia

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Terror by Night1946Dr. John H. Watson
Pursuit to Algiers1945Dr. John H. Watson
The Woman in Green1945Dr. John H. Watson
Son of Lassie1945Duke of Radling
The Corn Is Green1945The Squire
The House of Fear1945Doctor John H. Watson
The Spider Woman1944Doctor Watson
Frenchman's Creek1944Lord Godolphin
Gypsy Wildcat1944High Sheriff
The Pearl of Death1944Doctor Watson
The Scarlet Claw1944Doctor Watson
Follow the Boys1944Nigel Bruce (uncredited)
Crazy House1943Dr. Watson
Lassie Come Home1943Duke of Rudling
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death1943Doctor Watson
Sherlock Holmes in Washington1943Doctor Watson
Forever and a Day1943Maj. Garrow
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon1942Doctor John H. Watson
Journey for Margaret1942Herbert V. Allison
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror1942Doctor Watson
Eagle Squadron1942McKinnon
This Above All1942Ramsbottom
Roxie Hart1942E. Clay Benham
Suspicion1941Beaky
The Chocolate Soldier1941Bernard Fischer
This Woman Is Mine1941Duncan MacDougall
Free and Easy1941Florian Clemington
Play Girl1941William McDonald Vincent
Hudson's Bay1941Prince Rupert
A Dispatch from Reuter's1940Sir Randolph Persham
Susan and God1940'Hutchie'
Lillian Russell1940William Gilbert
Rebecca1940Major Giles Lacy
Adventure in Diamonds1940Col. J.W. Lansfield
The Blue Bird1940Mr. Luxury
The Rains Came1939Lord Albert Esketh
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1939Dr. Watson
The Hound of the Baskervilles1939Dr. Watson
Suez1938Sir Malcolm Cameron
Kidnapped1938Neil MacDonald
The Baroness and the Butler1938Major Andros
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney1937Willie Wynton
Thunder in the City1937The Duke
The Man I Marry1936Robert Hartley
The Charge of the Light Brigade1936Sir Benjamin Warrenton
Follow Your Heart1936Henri Forrester
The White Angel1936Dr. West
Under Two Flags1936Capt. Menzies
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1936Thurber
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo1935Ivan
Jalna1935Maurice Vaughn
She1935Horace Holly
Becky Sharp1935Joseph Sedley
The Scarlet Pimpernel1934The Prince of Wales
Springtime for Henry1934Johnny Jewlliwell
Treasure Island1934Squire Trelawney
The Lady Is Willing1934Welton
Murder in Trinidad1934Bertram Lynch
Stand Up and Cheer!1934Dinwiddle
Coming-Out Party1934Troon, the Butler
Channel Crossing1933Nigel Guthrie
I Was a Spy1933Scottie
Midshipmaid Gob1932Maj. Spink
Lord Camber's Ladies1932Lord Camber
Bachelor's Folly1931Lord Willie Panniford
The Perfect Alibi1930Major
Red Aces1930Kinsfeather, T.B.
Escape!1930Constable
The Squeaker1930Collie
Flames of Passion1922Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
World for Ransom1954Gov. Sir Charles Coutts
Four Star Playhouse1954TV SeriesCol. Mournay
Bwana Devil1952Dr. Angus McLean
Limelight1952Postant
Hong Kong1952Mr. Lighton
Vendetta1950Sir Thomas Nevil
Julia Misbehaves1948Col. Bruce 'Bunny' Willowbrook
The Exile1947Sir Edward Hyde
The Two Mrs. Carrolls1947Dr. Tuttle
Dressed to Kill1946Dr. John H. Watson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pursuit to Algiers1945performer: "Loch Lomond"
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1936performer: "Twilight on the Trail"
Jalna1935performer: "There is a Tavern in the Town" 1891, "Little Brown Jug", "Silent Night, Holy Night" 1818

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rough But Hopeful1946ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 4: Hollywood Celebrations1945Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 41936Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real Sherlock Holmes2012TV Movie documentaryDoctor Watson
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryActor 'Hound of the Baskervilles' (uncredited)
The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes1985Video documentaryDr. Watson
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor 'Crazy House' (uncredited)
That's Hollywood1976TV Series documentary
The Jarvis Collection: Scotland Yard1971TV Movie documentaryDr. Watson (uncredited)

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TitleSalary
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)$10,000

#Fact
1Best known for playing Dr. Watson, he is fittingly also a cousin of Christopher Plummer, who went on to play Sherlock Holmes.
2Although he played the seemingly older Dr. Watson opposite Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, he was actually 2 1/2 years younger.
3Began his acting career on stage in 1920.
4In May 1945 Bruce underwent surgery for varicose veins in his legs as a result of his war injuries.
5Fought in the British army during World War I and was seriously wounded in action.
6Younger brother of Sir Michael William Selby Bruce, 11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth, a descendant of Robert the Bruce and of the Royal Stuarts. Source: Book entitled 'Tramp Royal' by Sir Michael Bruce of Stenhouse. Published 1945 by Elek Books Ltd, 14 Great James St, London.
7In late 1944 he began writing an autobiography entitled "Games, Gossip and Greasepaint" which was never published. However many extracts were published in The Sherlock Holmes Journal (London/Oxford, England) Winter issue 1998 Volume 19 Number 1.
8Two daughters: Jennifer and Pauline
9Best known for his inimitable, forever-indelible portrayals of a most blithering Dr. John Watson opposite Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes in Universal's World War II-era Holmes films.

#Quote
1The stories we did were modernised but the characters of the famous detective and his biographer were kept more or less as originally written by Conan Doyle. Watson, however, in the films was made much more of a 'comic' character than he ever was in the books. This was with the object of introducing a little light relief. The doctor, as I played him, was a complete stooge for his brilliant friend and one whose intelligence was almost negligible. Many of the lovers of Conan Doyle must have been shocked, not by this caricature of the famous doctor but by seeing the great detective alighting from an aeroplane and the good doctor listening to his radio. To begin with, Basil and I were much opposed to the modernising of these stories but the producer, Howard Benedict, pointed out to us that the majority of youngsters who would see our pictures were accustomed to the fast-moving action of gangster pictures, and that expecting machine guns, police sirens, cars travelling at 80 miles an hour and dialogue such as 'Put em up bud', they would be bored with the magnifying glass, the hansom cabs, the cobblestones and the slow tempo of an era they never knew and a way of life with which they were completely unfamiliar.
2I am in no way a distinguished man, but if I died tomorrow, I can honestly claim to have been what few men can call themselves - a really happy one. For 26 years I have been blessed with the love and friendship of a very wonderful woman. I have two attractive and splendid daughters of whom I am very proud, and my two sons-in-law I respect and like enormously. Except for a groggy leg I have been given excellent health, and all through my life I have had the friendship of many attractive and worthwhile people, for all this I am very grateful. I have made a few enemies and for their opinions I care not a fig. I may be broke or ill again, but as long as I have Bunny beside me I shall be happy, and I can only hope that our two daughters will enjoy their lives as much as their father has enjoyed every minute of his. (1947)

#Trademark
1The Dr. John Watson to Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes
2An habitual pipe smoker, both on screen and off
3Roles as buffoonish upper-class English gentlemen

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