Clapham Common : Jeremy Brett Memorial Garden sign now

England's Clapham Common is one of London's most appealing greenspaces; any changes must certainly be made to enhance the community as well as the Common itself. It is the sincere intention of the undersigned that, an area within the Common be designated the Jeremy Brett Memorial Garden.

One of the area's most distinguished residents, actor Jeremy Brett, died in his Clapham home on September 12, 1995; he had lived there for many years, and cherished the beauty of the Common. Mr Brett bravely worked through the illnesses of manic depression and heart disease. His many and varied performances on stage and film were always of the highest quality; his interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes was acknowledged as being "definitive," an accolade given him not only by his fans and Doyle experts but also by Sir Arthur's daughter, the late Dame Jean Conan Doyle. Mr Brett insisted on absolute fidelity to Doyle's work and is, perhaps, the only actor ever to have portrayed this very demanding role directly from its original text. Truly a man who put others first, Mr Brett worked closely with Britain's Manic Depression Fellowship, Cancer Research and many charities for children.

The proposed garden area would accomplish many goals. It would enhance the charm and beauty of the Common and enrich the lives of those who visit. It would provide a water feature, shade, a variety of colourful flowers (one of these being a new variety of rose named for Mr Brett), and seating areas for reflection/relaxation.

We hope to achieve this goal by 2005 for the 10th year since Mr Brett's passing, to honour a man who was one of Britain's most gifted actors, an unselfish and caring human being...a man who truly loved Clapham Common and an inspiring role model for generations to come.

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Latest Signatures

  • 07 October 20181001. Valerii Piasetskyi
  • 12 December 20151000. Kathy G
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2015999. Jennifer Lm
    A worthy tribute to a sacred soul
  • 06 December 2015998. Vernon Wp
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015997. David P
    I feel like Iam missing an older brother, dartmoor & London seem empty..
  • 19 November 2015996. Hollie Rosemitchellt
    Please do this in honour of one of the best actors ever to have graced our country.
  • 16 November 2015995. Pamela Dg
    A memorial for dear Jeremy is long overdue. He gave so much to others through his work and private life. He is deserving of this accolade.
  • 10 November 2015994. Sharon L
    So much perfection, Sherlock, should be marked for posterity, thank you Jeremy
  • 03 November 2015993. Mary W
    I support this petition
  • 02 November 2015992. Tiolinda F
    Jeremy was a wonderful man, he deserves to have a wonderful memorial.
  • 30 October 2015991. Lizzie Richardp
    An elementary idea for a phenomenal man.
  • 26 October 2015990. Amanda Elizabetho
    I find this a most worthy cause, as it celebrates a truly gifted and notable actor. His was a life of truly majestic proportions, full of both triumphs and pain.
  • 24 October 2015989. Jose B
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 2015988. Graham B
    Mr Brett's performance of Sherlock Holmes was exceptional and his talent should be remembered.
  • 22 October 2015987. Anthony R
    I support this petition
  • 14 October 2015986. Jason Stl
    I support this petition
  • 05 October 2015985. Alan K
    Please honour one of Britain's best actors and the definitive Sherlock Holmes
  • 04 October 2015984. Harold Franklinwebster
  • 02 October 2015983. Melody Hood
    I am a longstand fan of him.
  • 27 September 2015982. Chris S
    I give this my full support
  • 26 September 2015981. Lori Angelicag
    I support this petition
  • 19 September 2015980. Max K
  • 18 September 2015979. Amanda M
  • 14 September 2015978. James C
    I support this petition
  • 12 September 2015977. Jeremy B
    To be or not to be: that is the question. Rest in peace, Jeremy because you were without doubt the best Sherlock Holmes.
  • 11 September 2015976. Lorraine P
    I support this petition
  • 04 September 2015975. Anelise L
    I support this petition

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