Jeremy's Broadway plays include the following Shakespeare plays in 1956-1957: King Richard II, as Duke of Aumerle, Romeo and Juliet, as Paris, Macbeth, as Malcolm, and Troilus and Cressida, as Troilus.
He has also appeared on Broadway in The Deputy, as Father Riccardo Fontant (1964) and in Aren't We All? as the Hon. William Tathum (1985).
Jeremy's cousin is actor Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly, Doc Martin).
Jeremy Brett was cremated after his death.
Jeremy's brother John is a minister. John spoke at Jeremy's memorial service on November 29, 1995.
Jeremy Brett had three older brothers: John, Patrick and Michael.
Jeremy Brett's second wife was American Public Television Producer Joan Wilson. They married in 1977, she died in 1985.
No children from the marriage, but Joan had two children from a previous union. Their names: Caleb and Rebekah.
Jeremy also enjoyed singing and playing the piano, and most types of music.
Jeremy deeply loved dogs and horses.
Jeremy was also nominated for the Legion of Honour in France.
Jeremy was once nominated for a Knighthood in Britain.
Jeremy also played his most famous role, Sherlock Holmes, on the stage a number of times.
Jeremy hosted the Piccadilly Circus on PBS.
Jeremy suffered from bipolar disorder.
Jeremy did not do his own singing in My Fair Lady (1964). He was dubbed, in spite of the fact that his singing was actually remarkably good.
Jeremy was 6' 1" (1.85 m) tall.
Jeremy Brett: To everyone who has worked on these films of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories in the past decade, only one can express how I feel: Bravo! Holmes has finally given me recognition as a real actor, not just an aging pretty face.
Jeremy Brett: (On Sherlock Holmes) I no longer feel threatened by Holmes, in fact I really enjoy playing him. Holmes is an upholder of the law, and he has a magnetism and mental genius that have been compulsive for people throughout the last hundred years. I was astounded when I realised how attractive he is to them (women). You'd never suspect it for one moment from the books. Girls long to seduce him.
Jeremy Brett: Onward and upward. (His personal motto).
Jeremy Brett: I would love to do some comedy. To make people laugh is the greatest gift of all.
Jeremy Brett (After his breakdown): Don't be too brave. Bravery is a fine thing on some occasions, but sometimes it can be quite a dangerous thing. The stiff upper lip is not always the best.
Jeremy Brett (on his wife, Joan Wilson): We had a once-in-a-lifetime love. She was an incredible person, the best wife a man could have. This was the kind of relationship where I would start a sentence and she would finish it. Sometimes you can see behind somebody's eyes and feel as if you have known them all your life. That's how it was.
Jeremy Brett (on working with Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, 1964): Audrey really is a darling. There's something wonderful about her that no man can explain, but every man can feel.
Jeremy Brett (On Mad Dogs and Englishmen, 1995): I was mad to do it, but I wanted to show the world that I was still alive and I could do other things apart from Sherlock Holmes. I hope they don't release it.
Jeremy Brett: It's very rare I've been able to get into the 20th century. When I turn from 1899 to 1900 I jump for joy. I did in Rebecca, I got into the '30's then. I have done some modern stuff but I'm so thrilled I over-act like crazy. I've got pockets! I'm so used to wearing tights all the time that when I put my hands in my pockets I nearly fall over. I'm so unused to playing a modern guy. It all started because I was a classical actor, I was trained that way. When I left drama school, I wanted to do Shakespeare, I loved the words, I really fell in love with them, I loved the sound of them. So, most of my training was classical.
Jeremy Brett: People living in Hollywood have to stay home if they're in a foul mood; anything outside the home is potential publicity.
Jeremy Brett: Maggie Smith used to have excellent skin. Have you seen her face lately? In a few more years, they'll have to unfold it to find out who she used to be.