Nigel Bruce

1895 - 1953

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William Nigel Ernle Bruce (4 February 1895 – 8 October 1953) 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nigel Bruce has received more than 707,590 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Nigel Bruce is the 3,096th most popular actor (down from 2,672nd in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 155th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Mexican Actor.

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  • 23

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  • 2.45

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  • 3.57

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Among actors, Nigel Bruce ranks 3,096 out of 10,030Before him are Oscar Isaac, Chiara Mastroianni, Jimmy Durante, Jean Marsh, Fred Gwynne, and Billie Burke. After him are Nick Cassavetes, Russ Tamblyn, Haifa Wehbe, Jennifer Esposito, Anthony Wong, and John Terry.

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Among people born in 1895, Nigel Bruce ranks 163Before him are Vsevolod Ivanov, Jerzy Kuryłowicz, Liane Haid, Edmund Wilson, Harold Hotelling, and John Diefenbaker. After him are Joseph Banks Rhine, Jack Northrop, Christian Herter, Giovanni Brunero, Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, and Virginia Rappe. Among people deceased in 1953, Nigel Bruce ranks 99Before him are Syama Prasad Mukherjee, Charles de Tornaco, Dumarsais Estimé, Karel Domin, Tamar Abakelia, and Carl Scarborough. After him are Erich Weinert, Isaías Medina Angarita, Grzegorz Fitelberg, Rudolph Schindler, Oskar Luts, and Lewis Fry Richardson.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Nigel Bruce ranks 175 out of 487Before him are Julio César Chávez (1962), Alfonso Arau (1932), Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (1834), José María Bocanegra (1787), Diego Luna (1979), and Javier Hernández (1988). After him are Manuel Rosas (1912), Maite Perroni (1983), Kate del Castillo (1972), Juan Carreño (1909), Lola Beltrán (1932), and Norberto Rivera Carrera (1942).

Among ACTORS In Mexico

Among actors born in Mexico, Nigel Bruce ranks 30Before him are Adriana Barraza (1956), Victoria Ruffo (1962), Lupita Tovar (1910), Eugenio Derbez (1961), Alfonso Arau (1932), and Diego Luna (1979). After him are Maite Perroni (1983), Kate del Castillo (1972), Lola Beltrán (1932), Adela Noriega (1969), Rosenda Monteros (1935), and Sara Ramirez (1975).

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