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BBC1’s Sherlock casts series four villain.


Toby Jones (The Secret Agent, Marvellous) is confirmed to star in the series four of BBC One drama Sherlock.

Filming has begun today (16th May) on the second episode of the three-part series, in which Toby will star in an as yet undisclosed role, only described as one of Sherlock Holmes “finest villains.”

Toby Jones says: “I’m excited and intrigued by the character I shall be playing in Sherlock…”

Made by Hartswood Films, Sherlock is based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, and written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, episode two will be directed by series three’s ‘His Last Vow’ director, Nick Hurran.

Steven Moffat, says: “Delighted to have Toby Jones on board, bringing to life one of Doyle’s finest villains.”

Mark Gatiss adds: “We’re thrilled to welcome one of our finest actors to the Sherlock family. I know Toby will embrace the part with true relish!”

Series four of the award-winning cult drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, promises laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary cases. Sherlock Holmes is back once more on British soil – as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington), prepare for their biggest ever challenge – becoming parents for the first time.