Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rathbone Descendant of Sherlock Holmes Portrayer

Jackson Rathbone has more then just the acting chops to portray luscious bloodsucker Jasper Hale, he has the Big Screen in his blood. Basil Rathbone is best known for his role as Sherlock Holmes. Basil, who died in 1967, was also an accomplished swordsman. One famous scene in the classic, The Adventures of Robin Hood, with fellow legendary actor Errol Flynn, showcased his swordsman abilities. Jackson is proud of his legendary relative and has said;

"I have a close bloodline to Basil Rathbone, who is my grandfather's third cousin several times removed. I don't like to talk about how many times removed."
{via DailyRecord.co.uk & basilrathbone.net}

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