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-->"When Austria's crown prince is found dead, evidence seems to point to suicide. However, detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) deduces that the prince was murdered and that the crime is but a piece of a puzzle designed by an evil genius named Moriarty (Jared Harris). Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law), who are accompanied by a Gypsy (Noomi Rapace) whose life Holmes saved, chase Moriarty across Europe in the hope that they can thwart his plot before it can come to fruition."

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-->"When --->"When Austria's crown prince is found dead, evidence seems to point to suicide. However, detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) deduces that the prince was murdered and that the crime is but a piece of a puzzle designed by an evil genius named Moriarty (Jared Harris). Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law), who are accompanied by a Gypsy (Noomi Rapace) whose life Holmes saved, chase Moriarty across Europe in the hope that they can thwart his plot before it can come to fruition."
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** Juliette Binoche, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Cécile De France, Creator/EvaGreen, Virginie Ledoyen, Creator/SophieMarceau and Creator/AudreyTautou were considered to play Sim.

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** Juliette Binoche, Creator/JulietteBinoche, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Cécile De France, Creator/EvaGreen, Virginie Ledoyen, Creator/SophieMarceau and Creator/AudreyTautou were considered to play Sim.


* FakeNationality: Creator/NoomiRapace, a Swedish actress, plays Simza, a French gypsy, though Rapace might have some Roma ancestry.
** In her defense, her father was Spanish, and she suspect he may have been of Romani descent.

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* FakeNationality: Creator/NoomiRapace, a Swedish actress, plays Simza, a French gypsy, though Rapace might have some Roma ancestry.
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ancestry through her defense, her father was Spanish, and she suspect he may have been of Romani descent.Spanish father.



* TheOtherDarrin: Jared Harris as Moriarty, in a way. Since, technically, he appeared always in shadow in the first movie and was played by Ed Tolputt in an uncredited role. In subsequent TV airings of the first film, as Jared Harris was brought in to re-dub Tolputt's lines to give it continuity with the second film.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Jared Harris as Moriarty, in a way. Since, technically, he appeared always in shadow in the first movie and was played by Ed Tolputt in an uncredited role. In subsequent TV airings of the first film, as Jared Harris was brought in to re-dub Tolputt's lines to give it continuity with the second film.



* No deliberate connection is made, but Moriarty's plot here is similar to the scheme used by another Moriarty (played by Creator/RichardRoxburgh) in Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen, where Moriarty's plan to trigger war and sell weapons also saw him bring the titular team together so that he could harness their abilities- invisible men, Captain Nemo's technology, the Hyde serum, and vampire blood samples- and sell them as well as more conventional guns.

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* No deliberate connection is made, but Moriarty's plot here is similar to the scheme used by another Moriarty (played by Creator/RichardRoxburgh) in Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen, ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', where Moriarty's plan to trigger war and sell weapons also saw him bring the titular team together so that he could harness their abilities- invisible men, Captain Nemo's technology, the Hyde serum, and vampire blood samples- and sell them as well as more conventional guns.

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** The original plot of the film was initially different going by the initial press release. The death of an Austrian Royal was to be the catalyst for the film's plot, but for whatever reason this was changed.
-->"When Austria's crown prince is found dead, evidence seems to point to suicide. However, detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) deduces that the prince was murdered and that the crime is but a piece of a puzzle designed by an evil genius named Moriarty (Jared Harris). Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law), who are accompanied by a Gypsy (Noomi Rapace) whose life Holmes saved, chase Moriarty across Europe in the hope that they can thwart his plot before it can come to fruition."


** Juliette Binoche, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Cécile De France, Creator/EvaGreen, Virginie Ledoyen, Sophie Marceau and Creator/AudreyTautou were considered to play Sim.

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** Juliette Binoche, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Cécile De France, Creator/EvaGreen, Virginie Ledoyen, Sophie Marceau Creator/SophieMarceau and Creator/AudreyTautou were considered to play Sim.


** In her defense, her father was Spanish, and she suspect her father may have been of Romani descent.

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** In her defense, her father was Spanish, and she suspect her father he may have been of Romani descent.

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** In her defense, her father was Spanish, and she suspect her father may have been of Romani descent.


** Juliette Binoche, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Cécile De France, Creator/EvaGreen, Virginie Ledoyen, Sophie Marceau and Creator/AudreyTautou were considered to play Sim.

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** Juliette Binoche, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Cécile De France, Creator/EvaGreen, Virginie Ledoyen, Sophie Marceau and Creator/AudreyTautou were considered to play Sim.Sim.
* No deliberate connection is made, but Moriarty's plot here is similar to the scheme used by another Moriarty (played by Creator/RichardRoxburgh) in Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen, where Moriarty's plan to trigger war and sell weapons also saw him bring the titular team together so that he could harness their abilities- invisible men, Captain Nemo's technology, the Hyde serum, and vampire blood samples- and sell them as well as more conventional guns.


** Creator/JavierBardem, Creator/DanielDayLewis, Creator/GaryOldman, Gary Oldman and Creator/SeanPenn were considered to play Moriarty.

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** Creator/JavierBardem, Creator/DanielDayLewis, Creator/GaryOldman, Gary Oldman Creator/GaryOldman and Creator/SeanPenn were considered to play Moriarty.


** Juliette Binoche, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenélopeCruz, Cécile De France, Creator/EvaGreen, Virginie Ledoyen, Sophie Marceau and Creator/AudreyTautou were considered to play Sim.

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** Juliette Binoche, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenélopeCruz, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Cécile De France, Creator/EvaGreen, Virginie Ledoyen, Sophie Marceau and Creator/AudreyTautou were considered to play Sim.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Creator/RobertDowneyJr. came up with the idea for the disguise as a cross-dresser, which was originally a priest. Whether Downey knew it or not, in "The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone" Holmes is in fact said to have disguised himself as an old woman.
* FakeNationality: Creator/NoomiRapace, a Swedish actress, plays Simza, a French gypsy, though Rapace might have some Roma ancestry.
* FanNickname: Creator/StephenFry's version of Mycroft Holmes quickly took on the nickname "Frycroft".
* TheOtherDarrin: Jared Harris as Moriarty, in a way. Since, technically, he appeared always in shadow in the first movie and was played by Ed Tolputt in an uncredited role. In subsequent TV airings of the first film, as Jared Harris was brought in to re-dub Tolputt's lines to give it continuity with the second film.
* PromotedFanboy: Creator/StephenFry has been an avid Franchise/SherlockHolmes fan since childhood.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JavierBardem, Creator/DanielDayLewis, Creator/GaryOldman, Gary Oldman and Creator/SeanPenn were considered to play Moriarty.
** Juliette Binoche, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenélopeCruz, Cécile De France, Creator/EvaGreen, Virginie Ledoyen, Sophie Marceau and Creator/AudreyTautou were considered to play Sim.

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