The Most Portrayed Literary Character

May 21, 2012 in Daily Bulletin, Signature

The Guinness World Records has awarded Sherlock Holmes with the honour of being the “most portrayed literary human character in Film and TV.” In giving him the award they highlight that:

  • Holmes has been depicted on screen 254 times.
  • Over 75 actors have played the character.
  • The runner-up is Hamlet – who has been depicted 48 fewer times than Holmes.
  • If you drop the ‘human’ requirement from the award then Sherlock no longer comes out on top. Dracula wins by having been depicted on film and television 272 times.

To read more about why this record was created, how it relates to the London Olympics, and the records for longest marathon hug and largest parade of boats, click here.

Source: Guinness World Records

Via: io9