The BBC has confirmed that Toby Jones (Dad’s Army, The Girl) will star in the new season of Sherlock.
The 49-year-old British actor began filming the second episode of Season 4 today.
As we reported earlier this month, Episode 2 will be directed by Nick Hurran, who previously helmed Season 3’s finale, ‘His Last Vow’, and Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’.
Toby Jones commented: “I’m excited and intrigued by the character I shall be playing in Sherlock…”
Sherlock co-creator, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat teased: “Delighted to have Toby Jones on board, bringing to life one of Doyle’s finest villains.”
Mark Gatiss added: “We’re thrilled to welcome one of our finest actors to the Sherlock family. I know Toby will embrace the part with true relish!”
Sue Vertue, Executive Producer for Hartswood Films, said: “Great to have Nick Hurran back after his fabulous work in Series 3 and I’ve been wanting to work with Toby for ages so this is a real treat.”
The fourth season of Sherlock began filming in Cardiff last month.
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