Noomi Rapace was "amazed" Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law do their own stunts.

The Swedish actress stared alongside the Hollywood hunks in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', and she was surprised at how into the fight scenes the pair were.

She said: "What was amazing with those two guys is that they do their own stunts. They did almost everything. It's quite Common that, you know, they have a stunt guy coming in and doing all the fantastic things and then they do close-ups, so everybody thinks they do everything.

"But these two they did everything - almost. Sometimes the insurance company won't let you! But that was amazing, honestly. You guys fight good!"

Noomi also enjoyed taking part in the action sequences in the European-set film - which was directed by Guy Ritchie - although she stopped training so she would look more feminine in the role of Gyspsy Simza.

She added to BANG Showbiz: "I've done fight scenes and I like it, I think they are a lot of fun. But on this one it felt like, I stopped training. I wanted to become more feminine. It's a period piece and you don't want to walk out like you have been to the gym. I didn't do anything."