Mrs. Hudson nickname(s):

Marie Hudson, Mrs Hudson, Mrs. Martha Hudson, Ms. Hudson, Wirtin von Sherlock Holmes, Young Mrs. Hudson

What is Mrs. Hudson nationality?


Mrs. Hudson friends:

Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John Watson

Short Biography

Mrs. Hudson is the landlady of the house 221B Baker Street, in which Holmes lives.Mrs. Hudson is a woman who wants the home to be clean and tidy, and often fights with Holmes for this. Watson describes her as a very good cook; in "The Naval Treaty, " Holmes says "Her cuisine is a little limited, but she has as good an idea of breakfast as a Scotchwoman, " which some readers have taken to mean that she is Scottish, and others that she cannot possibly be. Other than one mention of her "queenly tread", she is given no physical description or first name, although she has been identified with the "Martha" in "His Last Bow". Watson described the relationship between Holmes and Hudson in the opening of "The Adventure of the Dying Detective": Mrs. Hudson, the landlady of Sherlock Holmes, was a long-suffering woman. Not only was her first-floor flat invaded at all hours by throngs of singular and often undesirable characters but her remarkable lodger showed an eccentricity and irregularity in his life which must have sorely tried her patience. His incredible untidiness, his addiction to music at strange hours, his occasional revolver practice within doors, his weird and often malodorous scientific experiments, and the atmosphere of violence and danger which hung around him made him the very worst tenant in London. On the other hand, his payments were princely. I have no doubt that the house might have been purchased at the price which Holmes paid for his rooms during the years that I was with him. The landlady stood in the deepest awe of him and never dared to interfere with him, however outrageous his proceedings might seem. She was fond of him, too, for he had a remarkable gentleness and courtesy in his dealings with women. At one point in "A Scandal in Bohemia" Holmes may call the landlady "Mrs. Turner", rather than Mrs. Hudson, which has caused much speculation among Holmes fans. In film and television adaptations of the stories, Mrs. Hudson is usually portrayed as an older woman; on rare occasions she is presented as a young woman. In the BBC series Sherlock, she offers Holmes a lower rent because he helped her out by ensuring the conviction and execution of her husband in Florida. In "A Scandal in Belgravia" when agents torture Mrs Hudson trying to find a mobile phone, Sherlock repeatedly throws the agent responsible out of an upper-level window, and later states that "England would fall" if Mrs Hudson left Baker Street. A transgender Miss Hudson appears in the 19th episode of the US series Elementary as an expert in Ancient Greek who essentially makes a living as a kept woman and muse for various wealthy men; Holmes allows her to stay in the apartment after a breakup, and she subsequently agrees to clean for them once a week as a source of income and to prevent Holmes having to do it himself.

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