17 May 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows {Giveaway}

Winners: Tuffii and Laura

Robert Downey Jr is like a fine wine… he keeps gets better with age.

I’ve now seen Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows quite a few times, both at the cinema and at home, and love it. Action packed with some very captivating characters.

Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective,
Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his friend and colleague, Dr. Watson, in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now.
There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris)— and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective.

Now as a rash of murder and mayhem breaks out across the globe, only Holmes and Watson can stop the cunning Moriarty from completing his ominous plan and altering the course of history.


To celebrate the release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which is now available on DVD and Blu Ray, Roadshow Entertainment are giving two (2) Samelia’s Mum readers the chance to win a copy of Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows on DVD.

To enter, you must first “Like” Samelia’s Mum on Facebook.

Then leave a comment here telling me:

Which other actor (other than Robert Downey Jr) would make a good Sherlock Holmes? Why?

*** If you do not have a blogger account, you can enter the giveaway by sending your answer  to with “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” in the subject line. ***

Terms and Conditions
1. Open to Australian residents only.
2. Giveaway will close at 7pm on Wednesday 23 May 2012.
3. Be Creative with your answer. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered upon. 
4. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners.
 5. Winner/s will be contacted by email and announced here on Samelia’s Mum.


  1. What an excellent question!
    Who will make a great Holmes?
    Now I get to talk men
    Put them into my poem's

    There's a lot to chose from
    Do we go for their looks?
    Or the way that they act
    And the movies they've booked

    There's the sexy Brad Pitt
    A fine actor indeed
    But the role of Sherlock
    Does not suit his film need's

    Perhaps Mr Cage
    With the first name of Nick
    Though a brilliant actor
    It's not quite his flick

    So I would have to say
    And this may be inept
    But my choice surely goes
    To the fine Johnny Depp!

    For he's a man of his craft
    Both handsome and skilled
    Suit's a role that is dark
    He provide's quite a thrill!

    Tuffy Kirk

  2. Johnny Depp would be interesting, he certainly can play quirky character

  3. P.S I'm sorry I don't have Facebook but I have shared my LIKE and LOVE for your site on my profile at Kidspot :)

  4. I think Johnny Depp would make a very different Sherlock Holmes. I don't do Facebook. I just loved this movie. You never know what is going to happen.

  5. Me wants it. LOVE Robert Downey Jr. I think, while I agree about Johnny (drool worthy) that Colin Firth would be quite interesting. He has a very subtle way of one-upping everyone.
    You know I already like you on facebook.

  6. You are all wrong, Simon Baker is the only other actor capable of playing Sherlock Holmes, plus he is way hot!

  7. Russell Crowe would be surberb as Sherlock he is such a good actor.xx

  8. I think Johnny Depp would make a great Sherlock Holmes too. I also think Hugh Grant could pull it off too with his eccentric, romantic take on acting.

  9. The delectable Mr Butler aka Gerard requisite good looks, great at solving mysteries and could do the accent too!

  10. How about Jude Law. He has the lovely accent.

  11. Hugh Laurie, he'd be great,
    Deciding Moriarty's fate.
    His accent would be just right,
    And his wit has an acid bite.

  12. Robert Pattison when he matures would have great presence on screen with the right script, what do you think? TJ

  13. George Clooney - he would awesome

  14. Even before he was 007,
    Pierce for me was made in Heaven.
    He's got the style.
    The looks the smile.
    To get my heart a-revving"

  15. I'd agree with Hugh Laurie playing the part, he is quirky and quick witted all necessary traits in Sherlock Holmes.

  16. Renee BallantyneMay 22, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Johnny Depp would do it for me,
    he is the one I would like to see.
    Hot, sexy and a great actor too,
    there are no others that would do.
    Johnny the next Sherlock oh yeah,
    it would be more than I could bare!

  17. Joaquin Phoenix.. Moody, broody, Walks The Line,
    Would look great in Sherlocks cape,
    Just a touch of mad, with a hint of crazy,
    Perfect for the role...pass hin the pipe! ;)

  18. Channing Tatum! I could watch him bend over and investigate thins all day long! ;)