Which Sherlock Holmes is the best?

December 29, 2012

I’m a bit of a late adopter to the Sherlock Holmes craze – and it was only watching Robert Downey Jr in the Sherlock Holmes blockbusters that sparked my interest.

I love his Sherlock – obviously clever, an absolute master of disguise, but he’s also a very physical Sherlock *cough* – he does an awful lot of fighting. Often in his vest, or bare-chested.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock is clearly utterly brilliant, and very attractive to the ladies, but he’s a much colder Sherlock.

Jonny Lee Miller in ElementaryFor me, though, the best Sherlock Holmes of the current crop has to be Jonny Lee Miller in Sky Living’s Elementary. He has that whole detached/unattainable thing going on, he’s remarkably intelligent, but he also has a vulnerability which frankly, makes him irresistible.

Which Sherlock Holmes do you like best? I’d love to know.

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  • English Mum December 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Absolutely 100% agree. Jonny Lee Miller’s Elementary is one of the few programmes that ALL of us will sit down and watch. Love him.

  • kathleen December 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Jonny Lee Miller *drooool*

  • Ian Bissett December 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

    It just has to be Benedict Cumberbatch, easily the best adaptation ever.

  • Nicki Cawood December 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I couldn’t agree more!
    Roy and I had this conversation the other night. I love Elementary and look forward to the next series. I love the take on it and Lucy Liu’s developing role and…. yes, I am rather fond of Jonny Lee Miller himself, brilliant actor and great character.

    Benedict’s version was great, well balanced and very enjoyable however of the three recent adaptations it has to be the Sky Living one for us.

    I never really felt for Downey Junior’s versions.

    • Nicki Cawood December 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

      Not sure where “I couldn’t agree more” was going. I got distracted mid-comment. I suspect it meant something along the lines of “Yes I love Sherlock too”. 🙂