Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, for many, the quintessential Holmes and Watson. The portrayal of Watson as a comedic foil to the stoic Holmes was movie fantasy and is not reflected in the Conan Doyle narrative.
A pale background for Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes: A dark-haired man with pale skin, his mouth slightly open, looks off-frame to the right with an expectant expression. Text reads: I have a serious Benediction.
"Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves) works for Scotland Yard and directly with Sherlock. He has a reluctant respect for Sherlock and often defends him from the other police officers' animosity. He is often frustrated by Sherlock's cryptic deductions and withholding of evidence but believes that he is a good man, hoping that one day he can overcome his poorer qualities. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sherlock_characters#Metropolitan_Police