"He’s a bloody martinet, a throw-back, the sort of man they’d have sent into Suez."
—Dr. Stapleton about Barrymore.[src]
Major barrymore

Major Barrymore at Baskerville.

Major Barrymore is a British officer commanding operations at the military base Baskerville. He is married with two children.

History Edit

Barrymore was the son of a decorated Falklands veteran.

When Sherlock Holmes and John Watson entered Baskerville under the pretext of an inspection, Barrymore reacted angrily to their entry. He berates the pair when the legitimacy of their security card is questioned. His ire lessens when Bob Frankland says he knows who Sherlock Holmes is.

When Sherlock returns to the base with twenty-four hours unlimited access, Barrymore grudgingly complies with the order. He believes that Sherlock is a conspiracy theorist and challenges him to find them in Baskerville.

Personality Edit

Major Barrymore is an old-fashioned traditionalist. Baskerville employee Dr. Stapleton described him as "a bloody martinet, a throwback". He is very proud of and loves his job.


Major Barrymore appeared in the Sherlock episode The Hounds of Baskerville.

Behind the scenes Edit

Major Barrymore is played by Simon Paisley Day.

  • Major Barrymore is a reference to Barrymore from the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story The Hound of the Baskervilles. The original Barrymore has a large black beard, as does the modernised character.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. From the DVD commentary for the Sherlock episode The Hounds of Baskerville.

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