Lord Brett Sinclair
Lord Brett Sinclair (Brett Rupert George Robert Andrew Sinclair, 15th Earl of Marnock)
'Lord Brett Sinclair' was educated at Harrow School and Oxford University – the typical archetypal british aristocrat. He served as an officer in the Guards regiment and then became a Grand Prix driver and a race horse owner.
Lord Brett Sinclair was played by Roger Moore (of 007 fame) and he was one half of 'The Persuaders' a 1971 action series also co-starring Tony Curtis as Danny Wilde.
Danny Wilde (Tony Curtis) was the total opposite of Lord Brett Sinclair. He was born in the Bronx in New York, he grew up poor and joined the US Navy then made and lost his fortune on Wall Street, very much unlike the aristocratic wealthy Lord Brett Sinclair.
Both Lord Brett Sinclair and Danny Wilde both lived in London and were international playboys at the time of The Persuaders.
Lord Brett Sinclair & Danny Wilde were the globetrotting playboys of the 1970's and so it was fitting that they first met on the French Riviera and of course they immediately dislike each other.
They destroy a hotel bar whilst having a fight and are subsequently arrested and find themselves in front of Judge Fulton. The judge gives them a choice of either spending 90 days in jail or helping him to solve a case and then be spared jail. Lord Brett Sinclair & Danny Wilde choose to help the judge.
Lord Brett Sinclair and Danny Wilde develop a friendship and as the series progresses we see them working together to solve cases and adventures and sometimes with the hidden involvement of Judge Fulton again.
Lord Brett Sinclair drives a yellow Aston Martin DBS and Danny Wilde a red Ferrari Dino 246 GT totally in keeping with the playboy image.
There was only 1 series ever created due to it not creating a significant inpact on US TV.
There are a total of 24 episodes of 'The Persuaders' and they have been rerun on british TV and in September of 2011 the entire series was released as a boxed blu-ray set.