Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band
Neill Hartley’s Sherlock Holmes is the 2nd most Google’d image of the fascinating detective and is in more than 16,000 German math text books: evidence that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s master detective continues to appeal to audiences around the world, especially as portrayed by Neill Hartley . The Adventure of the Speckled Band was one of 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories and was the author’s favorite tale because of its intriguing characters, especially the marvelous villain. About the same height and body type as Doyle’s detective, tall and elegant in his dark tux, yet physically imposing and strong, Neill Hartley brings what he terms, “full arrogance” to the role. Faithful to the short story and bringing authenticity through his skillful use of British and Scottish dialects, Neill Hartley’s Sherlock Holmes attracts avid audience members, including Sherlockian societies … again and again.
Invite Neill Hartley in Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band to schools, libraries, museums, historic sites, retirement communities • Educational Programs: Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band, 40-60 minutes. Informational Section plus Q & A for Schools, Libraries, Museums, and Historical Sites. • Pair with Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott • Neill Hartley: Bio of Actor/Historian