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Thaddeus Sholto is a character from the novel The Sign Of The Four (1890). He was the son of Major John Sholto, who brought the priceless Agra Treasure to England from India and the twin brother of Bartholomew Sholto. Out of guilt over his father's treatment of Arthur Morstan, he secretly sent some of the treasure to Morstan's orphaned daughter, Mary. This mysterious gift led her to consult with Sherlock Holmes, kicking off the plot of the novel.

Appearances in adaptations[]

  • Thaddeus Sholto is portrayed by Miles Malleson in the 1932 British crime film of the story. Kynaston Reeves portrayed Thaddeus' twin brother Bartholomew.
  • Thaddeus Sholto is portrayed by Richard Heffer in the 1983 British made-for-television of the story. Clive Merrison portrayed Thaddeus' twin brother Bartholomew.
  • Thaddeus Sholto is portrayed by Viktor Proskurin in the 1983 Soviet film adaptation of the story. Proskurin also portrayed Thaddeus' twin brother Bartholomew.
  • Thaddeus Sholto is portrayed by Ronald Lacey in the 1987 Granada adaptation of the story. Lacey also portrayed Thaddeus' twin brother Bartholomew.
  • Thaddeus Sholto is portrayed by Marcel Jeannin in the 2001 Canadian television film adaptation of the story. Jeannin also portrayed Thaddeus' twin brother Bartholomew
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