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#1 HerlockSholmes

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:40 PM

I just thought I'd start this for anyone who has any Holmes-related puzzles or brain teasers?

I'll throw in a quick one for everyone but especially for either Carol or Arcadia (I've been trying to find the posts where one of you told me that you were a massive Tolkien fan, sorry I just can't recall just which one of you it was. To be honest you both look the same to me😁)

Which actor links Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings Trilogy to Sherlock Holmes? (and that's definately not The Hobbit so it's not Martin Freeman!)
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#2 Arcadia

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 11:29 PM

So I assume it's not Benedict Cumberbatch either. Hmph.

 

Ummm... Well, Christopher Lee, of course. And Ian McKellan. And I wouldn't be surprised if there's others but my brain is tired.

 

..........

 

How many degrees of separation are there between Sherlock Holmes and Kevin Bacon? :P

 

Oh, and both Carol and I are Tolkien fans, so you were safe either way! 

 


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It's this, or Cluedo.

#3 Arcadia

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 11:32 PM

Waitaminnit ... Carol looks like a dabbler duck! I look like ... well, we won't get into that. So in what way do we look the same, huh, huh? :P


It's this, or Cluedo.

#4 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:08 AM

.... especially for either Carol or Arcadia (I've been trying to find the posts where one of you told me that you were a massive Tolkien fan, sorry I just can't recall just which one of you it was. To be honest you both look the same to me😁)

Which actor links Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings Trilogy to Sherlock Holmes?

 

Ummm... Well, Christopher Lee, of course. And Ian McKellan. And I wouldn't be surprised if there's others but my brain is tired.

 

Oh, and both Carol and I are Tolkien fans, so you were safe either way! 

 

Martina (Caya) is also a big Tolkien fan, but she doesn't look like us.  (And there are undoubtedly other JRRT fans here who look even less like us.)

 

I agree with your answers, Arcadia (thought of 'em both all by myself, too!).


-- Carol

 


#5 HerlockSholmes

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

Well guys I'm a bit embarrassed (well a lot really!) I think that I've got a pretty decent Holmes knowledge but in coming up with a question I had completely forgotten about Sir Ian McKellan. I won't sleep tonight😡 The question was way too easy for both of you. I bet you're right Arcadia that if someone took the time more connections could be made.

A boring Herlock fact: I think that Christopher Lee had the longest gap between Holmes portrayals? Sherlock Holmes and the Necklace of Death in 1962 then Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady in 1991 followed by The Incident At Victoria Falls in 1992.

And both of you think yourselves lucky that neither of you look at all like me! As you can see from my picture I have to walk around looking like Jeremy Brett! I get sick of people asking me to deduce what they've been doing that day!🔎🙂
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Regards, Herlock
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#6 HerlockSholmes

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:23 AM

I'm in error-mode at the moment! That should read 'Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace.'👍
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#7 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:56 AM

That's OK. My general Holmes knowledge is pretty random, I'm afraid, so I had no idea.

-- Carol

 


#8 Inge l-w

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Posted Yesterday, 09:37 PM

Which writer gave you your nickname, HS? Because I have historical proof to back up my facts.
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#9 HerlockSholmes

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Posted Yesterday, 10:24 PM

Which writer gave you your nickname, HS? Because I have historical proof to back up my facts.


Hi,

I got the name from a book that I have called ‘The Complete Casebook Of Herlock Sholmes.’

It’s a book of parodies by Charles Hamilton, the creator of Billy Bunter.

The name Herlock Sholmes was also, as you probably know, used by Maurice Leblanc. He wanted to pit his character Arsene Lupin against Sherlock Holmes but couldn’t get permission from Doyle so he used the name Herlock Sholmes in two stories. If memory serves I think he also did some stories involving a Homlock Shears too.
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Regards, Herlock
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