Stephen Fry Will Portray Mycroft Holmes in SHERLOCK HOLMES 2
Published: September 25, 2010 - 9:09am
The renown British actor has revealed his place in the Sherlock Holmes sequel, older brother to Robert Downey Jr.'s title character.
Stephen Fry has many titles; actor, writer, journalist, comedian, television presenter and film director. The British thespian's creative range is immense, he's lent his voice a popular video game franchise (Fables), the Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland), and as narrator to three Harry Potter films. He's also starred in several acclaimed television series such as The Kingdom and Absolute Power. Now, Fry will return to the action-film genre with Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes sequel.
While speaking with Danny Baker of BBC's Live 5, Fry let slip casting news that any Holmes fan will be happy to hear:
"I’m playing Mycroft in the sequel to the Sherlock Holmes film Guy Ritchie directed with Robert Downey Jr., and that sort of part is fun, but just once in a while to play a genuine all round sort of lead figure with complexity and tragedy and wit and all the sort of things that Oscar [Wilde] had was a once in a lifeftime thrill."
Though Fry's involvement shows promise for the film, the big question regarding it's plot remains: who will portray the ultimate literary villain, Professor Moriarty? Production is set to start early next year for the film, which has a scheduled release date of December 16th, 2011.