The true icon as well as British treasure, Stephen Fry, apparently confirmed with BBC Radio 5 Live the fact he’s joined the cast of the forthcoming follow up to last year’s Sherlock Holmes which is directed by Guy Ritchie.
Fry says he is fixed to play Mycroft Holmes, brother of Sherlock (Robert Downey Jr.) and a crucial power player within the British Administration. In the books Mycroft is as, or even more smart and ingenious at deduction than his sibling. However, he’s got little curiosity about the practicalities, preferring to stay a “sedentary problem-solver”.
Fry joins the returning Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Dr. Watson respectively. Noomi Rapace, star of the Swedish-language “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” film series adaptations, was recently cast in a key female role.
The key role of the film’s villain, Professor James Moriarty, has yet to be officially announced. Filming kicks off shortly in the UK for release next Christmas.