28 February 2014: The Berkswell Museum (featuring memorabilia from Berkswell boy Jeremy Brett) will not re-open this summer due to a decline in both visitors and volunteers to staff the attraction. Sadly, the museum may close permanently. A final decision will be made in the fall. Here's hoping for a positive outcome and that the museum's JB collection will remain viewable to the public.
03 November 2013: A very special 80th birthday tribute to Jeremy
06 January 2013: It's a new year, and new content has been added to The Secret of Seagull Island in JBTV (once there, scroll down to Seagull Island section)
09 December 2012: New content added to Final Stages Pt. 2.
03 November 2012: On Jeremy's 79th birthday, a write-up and photo were added for Something to Declare in JBTV2
28 May 2012: Write-up and photo added for Tess in JBTV2
23 December 2011: New content added to Old Vic section in Early Stages
03 December 2011: With the latest Sherlock Holmes film about to be released, expect another onslaught of articles asking "Who's the best Holmes?"--like this one. Of course, we already knew who the best Holmes is... ;->
24 October 2011: New images added to The Deputy in Middle Stages
22 October 2011: New content added to Dracula in Later Stages
25 August 2011: Have you looked at the links lately?
19 June 2011: Blimey! The My Fair Lady Ascot gown sold for $3.7 million ($4.5 million total, with taxes and buyers premium). Far more than the original estimates! And, talk about a profit: the last time it was up for auction, the Ascot gown fetched a paltry $100,000. Now, wouldn't it be loverly if some of that incredible profit was donated to the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund. (Just sayin'.)
17 June 2011:
Have an extra $200,000-$300,000 (or more) to spare? Why not spend it on this? Can't afford
it? Well, just enjoy the free peek at Jeremy Brett:
9 June 2011: Have you looked at the links lately?
03 November 2010: A heartfelt birthday remembrance of Jeremy Brett from his friend.
23 October 2010: With the new BBC Sherlock series premiering in the US this weekend, Jeremy Brett is back in the news. Naturally, they can't discuss the new Sherlock without mentioning our JB. :-> Here's an example from Wired magazine.
17 October 2010: Way back in 1996, TBE first alerted Jeremy Brett fans to the haunting black-and-white JB portraits snapped backstage at Wyndham's Theatre by Marcus Tylor during the run of The Secret of Sherlock Holmes. Mr. Tylor has gathered these now iconic images and published them in a 66-page hardcover book titled A Roll With Jeremy Brett (this link includes purchasing info and a preview of the entire book). At present, A Roll With Jeremy Brett is available only online at Blurb.com for 48.95 British pounds. Blurb.com does provide an option for ordering in US dollars - US pricing may vary depending on the current exchange rate.
17 October 2010: Updated information about JB's time at the Central School of Speech and Drama in Early Stages.
27 September 2010: Added new info and a HOT new pic to A Dedicated Follower of Fashion.
16 September 2010: I discovered more information about the recently "found" British TV tapes here, which featured a link to this site, which includes a complete list of the tapes that were found in the Library of Congress. And, my hunch about the NET "Drama Festival" was correct: The Typewriter with JB is one of the newly "found" plays on the list! And, so is JB's The Queen and the Welshman! YAY! :) Now, when do we get to see these treasures here in the US? (Another informative link about the find is here.)
September 2010: "Lost" Jeremy Brett TV appearances found?
Maybe! A treasure trove of British TV plays from the 1950's and 1960's which
were feared to be forever lost was recently located in the US Library of
Congress. While the linked article doesn't specifically mention JB, this is
actually something I've wondered about for a long time. I've seen listings
in old TV Guides for a series called Drama Festival which ran
in the US on the NET network (the precursor of PBS) in the early 1960's.
Judging from these listings, Drama Festival showcased plays that
originally aired in Britain on ITV Play of the Week. One of the TV
Guides I have has a Drama Festival listing for Jean Cocteau's The
Typewriter, which starred JB. (Jeremy's Ghost Sonata
also aired in the US in the 1960's.) After seeing the TV Guide listings, I
wondered if tapes of the plays shown on Drama Festival might have
somehow remained in the US after they aired on NET...and now it looks like
they did. Wouldn't it be wonderful if JB's appearances were included
in the Library of Congress find, and we finally get to see them? Here's
09 September 2010: Added info to Merchant of Venice in Middle Stages.
05 September 2010: Added new pic and info to Troilus and Cressida in Early Stages
30 August 2010: Added new pic and info to The Deputy in Middle Stages.
11 July 2010: "Confidential" to the person(s) on a certain Sherlock Holmes meme site who hotlinked to some of TBE's Jeremy Brett images and apparently illegally hacked into my TBE image file as well--I'm flattered that you considered images from my files worth stealing, and here are two more links for your reading pleasure: TBE copyright page and "Copyrights and Bandwidth Theft" >:(
July 2010: "A Talent to Amuse", a CD
recording of Noel Coward's 70th birthday celebration which includes a song
by Jeremy Brett, has been released by Must Close Saturday Records (a belated
thanks to reader Nick D. for this info!) :->
And, links to a review and video preview of Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill have been added to JBTV. Plus, updated the Jeremy Brett FAQ.
17 April 2010: New DVD info re: Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill added to JBTV.
15 February 2010: Have you looked at the links lately? (They all work now, I promise...;->)
23 January 2010: Updates to Dracula in Later Stages.
3 November 2009: Jeremy has a date with Jackie on his birthday! :)
30 May 2009: The JB DVDs just keep on coming: info about Svengali Region 1 and Region 2 releases in Big Screen Brett (scroll down to Svengali).
10 April 2009: Florence Nightingale, the 1985 TV film starring Jaclyn Smith in the title role and Jeremy Brett as papa William Nightingale, is at last coming to DVD (NTSC/Region 1 - North America format) on May 5, 2009. It can be pre-ordered now from Amazon. More info here.
31 March 2009: The fine folks at Acorn Media are doing it again: releasing a Jeremy Brett classic on DVD, that is! Number 10, a miniseries dramatising the lives of historic British prime ministers, is scheduled for a North American release in a 3-DVD set on June 30. Jeremy Brett portrayed William Pitt the Younger in the "Bloodline" episode of this 1983 series. Thanks to YouTube, most fans are already familiar with his haunting portrayal, but it will be nice to finally have it preserved on quality DVD. Read all about it here.
13 February 2009: Think Jeremy Brett is hot? Don't worry--you're normal.
2 November 2008: Are you still watching? Well, the wait is over! Now you can read my review of Young Dan'l Boone illustrated with screencaps of Jeremy Brett! Click here! :) NOW WITH VIDEO! :->
30 October 2008: Once again, TBE--the original online Brettish resource--conjures up a first for Brettfans! Keep watching for something you'll see on NO OTHER Brett site...this isn't a trick, it's definitely a treat, and it's just in time for JB's birthday, too! Keep watching...
27 October 2008: Screencaps from Affairs of the Heart - "Grace" in JBTV2! :)
12 September 2008: FINALLY - after two years and three different film editing programs (!), my video tribute to Jeremy Brett is complete, formatted and ready to be uploaded to the web - please watch for it! :)
15 August 2008: A while back, I was contacted by Frank Orrall of the band Poi Dog Pondering. Frank said that he was writing a song about Jeremy Brett and needed more information about a certain photo of Jeremy. Well, now you can see the photo and listen to the song, Jeremy Brett. THANK YOU, FRANK, for this fantastic tribute to Jeremy!
15 August 2008: Pic and extra info added to The Very Edge review in Big Screen Brett
8 July 2008: Coming soon to a DVD player near you: Jeremy Brett! Jeremy appears in "Grace", an episode of Affairs of the Heart, the 1974 UK Henry James anthology series coming to DVD in North America on October 28! More info here (updated link). Plus, a write-up about "Grace" added in JBTV2. (DVD NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER ON AMAZON.COM!)
20 June 2008:Review added for The Incantation of Casanova in JBTV2.
19 June 2008: Review added for Time for the Funny Walk in JBTV2.
18 June 2008: Review and pic added for Three Roads to Rome in JBTV2.
29 April 2008: The Berkwell Museum gets a boost.
20 April 2008: New photo added to Young Dan'l Boone in JBTV.
19 April 2008: Links to JB's Incredible Hulk and Galatica:1980 episodes added to JBTV.
17 February 2008: New color JB photo from Deceptions added to JBTV.
17 December 2007: If you happen to be in New York City in the next few days, you still have time to catch a stage adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes Christmas tale, The Blue Carbuncle. More info here. (Interestingly, the play is being presented in conjunction with a company called "JB Theatrical" ;->)
12 November 2007: Freddie finally gets Eliza! Watch the video in the links.
12 October 2007: The complete Galactica: 1980 series Region 1 DVD is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com. Release date is December 26, 2007.
23 September 2007: New info and trivia (including many links about filming locales, etc.) added to The Merchant of Venice in JBTV2.
20 September 2007: More info added to The Merchant of Venice in Middle Stages; plus, more info added to The Way of the World and A Midsummer Night's Dream and a newspaper review added to Robert and Elizabeth in Later Stages.
13 September 2007: Link added to Piccadilly Circus in JBTV2.
12 September 1995: FLASHBACK - Travel back to that fateful day in September. TBE was there, sharing in the grief of Jeremy Brett's fans as they first learned of his passing. September 12, 1995 September 13, 1995 October 1, 1995. PLUS: A heartfelt collection of actual 1995 internet tributes from fans. More tributes can be found in Stages of Life.
10 September 2007 - Added trivia to Hart to Hart and a screen capture and more info to Madame X in JBTV.
8 September 2007 - Additional links and info about Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill and its star Lee Remick added in JBTV.
7 September 2007 - Wow! Video previews for Shameless (Mad Dogs and Englishmen) and Moll Flanders added to Big Screen Brett; video preview for The Good Soldier added to JBTV2. Plus, previews for The Speckled Band and A Scandal in Bohemia added to JBTV3. Enjoy! Just click the previews to activate them (and remember where you saw them first! ;->)
5 September 2007 - 4 pix added to review of Design for Living in Middle Stages.
1 September 2007 - A brand new write-up re: A Picture of Katherine Mansfield (1973), with not one, but two rare color pix, added to JBTV2. Plus, more info and a pic added to review of Moll Flanders in Big Screen Brett.
27 August 2007 - A brand new write-up re: Kenilworth (1967) added to JBTV2.
25 August 2007 - Pic and more info re: Young Dan'l Boone added in JBTV. Plus, here's today's computer tip from your editor: When you go to delete a file, make sure you know where your cursor is sitting. I tried to delete an unused file in my "images" folder and about half a second too late, I realized that I'd deleted the entire folder! (Duh...) I watched the TBE page I was working on fade to black and white, with big, empty boxes where the graphics had been. Yikes, cold sweat, panic...then I remembered that I'd backed up most of the graphics onto a CD, and the others were on my computer. So, I was able to recreate the folder. Whew! So, pay attention to that cursor, and back up, back up, back up those files, folks! :)
18 August 2007 - 5:30 pm ET - More updates to Later Stages, including additional info about Song and Aren't We All?
15 August 2007 - Updates to Later Stages, including a pic of Jeremy from Robert and Elizabeth and a pic from The Tempest :)
14 August 2007 - Updates to Piccadilly Circus and The Rivals (including information about Classic Theatre) in JBTV2.
10 August 2007 - A sultry summer pic added to review of An Aspidistra in Babylon in JBTV2.
24 July 2007 - External link with the filming locations of JB's Sherlock Holmes series added here (scroll to bottom of page)
21 July 2007 - A write-up (with pic) about Jeremy's 1961 television play A Kind of Stength added to JBTV2.
17 July 2007 - A stylish new look at Jeremy Brett--always in vogue!
JB's 1963 feature film Girl in the Headlines is coming to Region 2 (Europe) DVD on June 25, 2007. Order your copy today from Amazon.co.uk (remember, Region 2 disks may not work in North America unless you have an all-region DVD player)
12 May 2007 - Revised review and a pic added for Jennie in JBTV
29 April 2007 - An interview with "Your Fab Musketeer" is right here in TBE!
06 April 2007 - Jeremy's tree (a horse chestnut sapling) was planted as scheduled on Clapham Common on 30 March 2007. A small number of JB's friends attended the ceremony, including both of his "Watsons," David Burke and Edward Hardwicke. Here's hoping that the tree (and Jeremy's memory) continues to thrive.
23 March 2007 - The Sherlock Holmes Society of London has announced that a tree will be planted on Clapham Common in remembrance of Jeremy Brett on 30 March 2007! More details here.
16 March 2007 - Review of The Prodigal Daughter (and another pic!) has been posted here.
March 2007 - I was able to view The Prodigal Daughter and will write a
review of this wonderfully acted play for TBE shortly. In the meantime,
here's a sneak preview:
28 February 2007 - Yet another rare JB TV classic is discovered--and it's already on DVD! But, you may have to look carefully for it. The Prodigal Daughter, a 1975 British TV play co-starring JB as "Father Daley", is included as an extra on the special edition DVD of the 1941 film Cottage to Let, starring Leslie Banks and Alastair Sim. (Sim also appears in The Prodigal Daughter.) Alas, though, this is one treat that only British Brettfans may be able to savour--the DVD is in Region 2 format, which means it's not coded for North American viewing, unless you have an "all region" player, or your computer is equipped to play DVDs. Well, if you live across the pond, the DVD can be found on Amazon.co.uk, Movie Mail and probably on similar UK sites as well. Just be sure to search on Cottage to Let, or it probably won't come up in the results. (THANK YOU, Nick D., for providing this info! :->) And, of course, don't forget to try Ebay, too.
27 February 2007 - Good news--a JB TV classic is
coming to DVD! More info on JBTV: The Classics
page! (Scroll down once you get there.)