‘Sherlock Holmes 2’ Adds Stephen Fry as Mycroft

The English actor will play Sherlock Holmes older, smarter, yet less physically capable brother in this Guy Ritchie sequel.

Stephen Fry is Mycroft in Sherlock Holmes 2
Stephen Fry is Mycroft in Sherlock Holmes 2
In pushing Sherlock Holmes 2 closer to its intended start date, Guy Ritchie has filled the fan-favorite part of Mycroft with British actor Stephen Fry. The renown stage and screen thespian will be playing opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, as well as recent cast addition Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) in this sequel to last December's smash hit. The news was announced by Stephen Fry himself on BBC's The Danny Baker Show.

Mycroft is one of two major characters being added to this popular franchise. The other being the as-yet-uncast Moriarty. Mycroft is Sherlock Holmes' (Robert Downey Jr.) older, smarter brother. His sleuthing powers far exceed those of his younger sibling, yet he is incapable of performing any sort of detective work due to his sloth-like nature and indifference to crime. He is simple unwilling to put forth the physical effort needed to bring cases to their conclusion. He would rather be considered wrong than take the time and prove himself right.

A Moriarty casting announcement is expected soon, as Guy Ritchie is gearing up to shoot this sequel before the end of the year. Production will once again take place in the UK, with Joel Silver and Susan Downey producing.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was released December 16th, 2011 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Paul Anderson, Kelly Reilly. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie.

Sources: Danny Baker show

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  1. fanboy

    bring it on. im so ready for this movie!

    5 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  2. MrP

    Hit the nail right on the thumb with Fry. Spot on, cant wait for his Sarky put downs. God I hope he gets the line ' No sh*t Sherlock!' I would pay just to watch that and it would be an instant Youtube sensation......

    5 years agoby @mrpFlag

  3. the MovieGhost

    Nicely done. Let's get confirmation on whether or not Brad Pitt's in this.

    5 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  4. PulpFictionMan

    Awesome choice

    5 years agoby @pulpfictionmanFlag

  5. WongFu

    Nice, Stephen is a great fit. Now lets have an all Brit cast

    5 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. The Soylent Green Monkey

    Simply awesome.

    5 years agoby @soylentgreen2Flag

  7. ejk1

    He has also been a recurring character on the TV show Bones. He plays a psychologist.

    5 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. Flipsyde933

    Ah yes i saw it, I remember the fella now lol thanks, @TheREALavatah.

    5 years agoby @flipsyde933Flag

  9. Dan

    He was in V for Vendetta, @Flipsyde933, if you saw that.

    5 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. Flipsyde933

    I guess he's a good choice from seeing everyones comments, but i've never seen him before I don't believe.

    5 years agoby @flipsyde933Flag

  11. ejk1

    Excellent choice. Stephen Fry fits this role perfectly.

    5 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  12. Jimthar

    nice. really looking forward to this one.

    5 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  13. Cripple

    Oh hell yes.

    5 years agoby @crippleFlag

  14. RojoDiablo

    Another solid addition!

    5 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  15. slysnide

    Looking better with every news story. Hope they cast Moriarty properly given their casting grid thus far.

    5 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  16. artkid04

    this sequel is looking better and better hope they have daniel day lewis as moriarty

    5 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  17. Dan

    Cool, I like Stephen Fry.

    5 years agoby @dan1Flag

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