Sherlock Holmes

December 25th 2009
  • Action/Drama,
  • TBA,
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Kelly Reilly, Eddie Marsan, Robert Maillet, James Fox, Hans Matheson, Robert Stone, William Hope, William Houston, David Garrick, Terry Taplin
  • Director: Guy Ritchie
  • Writers: Guy Ritchie, Tony Peckham, Mike Johnson, Simon Kinberg
  • Producers: Susan Downey, Dan Lin, Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram
  • Executive Producers: Bruce Berman, Steve Clark-Hall
  • Art Directions: James Foster, Matthew Gray, Niall Moroney
  • Casting: Reg Poerscout-Edgerton
  • Costume Design: Jenny Beavan
  • D.O.P.: Philippe Rousselot
  • Editor: James Herbert
  • Makeup: Christine Blundell
  • Production Design: Sarah Greenwood
  • Set Decoration: Katie Spencer


Robert Downey Jr. brings the legendary detective to life as he has never been portrayed before. Jude Law stars as Holmes' trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Sherlock Holmes. Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have bested Holmes and who has maintained a tempestuous relationship with the detective. Mark Strong stars as their mysterious new adversary, Blackwood. Kelly Reilly will play Watson's love interest, Mary.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Kent, England; London, England; Manchester, England
  • Production Companies: Lin Pictures, Silver Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Wigram Productions
  • Production Schedule: 3 October 2008 -

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- Colin Farrell was in talks to play Watson before Jude Law was cast.

- The first Sherlock Holmes film to reach U.S. movie theaters in over twenty years, since the 1988 comedy Without a Clue (1988) with Michael Caine as Reginald Kincaid/"Sherlock Holmes".

- While filming a fight scene, Robert Maillet accidentally knocked out Robert Downey Jr.

- Robert Downey Jr. read many Sherlock Holmes stories and watched 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)' by Granada Television (starring Jeremy Brett) in order to learn more about the character.

- Jude Law had an early role in "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes" (1991) Shoscombe Old Place. This was the series featuring Jeremy Brett, and is a favorite adaptation among Sherlock Holmes fans.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 24 December 2009: Malaysia
  • 25 December 2009: Finland
  • 26 December 2009: Australia, New Zealand, Norway, UK
  • 31 December 2009: Russia
  • 6 January 2010: Belgium
  • 7 January 2010: Czech Republic, Netherlands
  • 8 January 2010: Brazil
  • 15 January 2010: Spain
  • 28 January 2010: Germany