Little is known about the origin of Mrs Hudson. It is speculated that she is Scottish
, but this is unconfirmed. At some point she established a home at 221 Baker Street, an upscale residential building. She rented out one of her apartments, 221B
, to Sherlock Holmes
and Dr John Watson
. Though Holmes was an eccentric tenant, he paid well and she was quite fond of him.
Mrs Hudson was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
. She makes her first appearance in A Study in Scarlet
Mrs Hudson makes numerous appearances as a minor character in many adaptations of the various Sherlock Holmes
stories. Recently, she has played an expanded role in the television series Sherlock
, where she is played by Una Stubbs.