Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes in ‘Sherlock Holmes 2′ Set Photos

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 1:13 am,

Earlier in the month, Stephen Fry took some time to talk about playing Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of famed detective Sherlock Holmes, in Sherlock Holmes 2.

Now, we’ve got photos of the actor in costume to back up his statements.

Fry, beloved for his work in a wide range of television shows, films, and plays, had previously expressed his excitement for the role and his admiration for director Guy Ritchie’s unique camera style.

I for one would be happy hearing Stephen Fry say just about anything. The man is simply awesome in everything he’s in, from his great comedy bits with Hugh Laurie to his random guest spots on shows like Bones. Imagine my delight then when I saw the new pictures of Fry as Mycroft Holmes on the set of Sherlock Holmes 2.

Check below for two of the five images of Fry looking dapper in his Victorian garb. These images come our way via JoBlo and the message boards at StephenFry.com. Click the second image for a slightly larger version.

The character of Mycroft Holmes is fascinating, because he is actually smarter and more capable at solving crimes than Sherlock Holmes. The only thing keeping him from being the world’s greatest detective is his sheer laziness. In Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, Mycroft is recognized as a genius and critical figure to the British government, but also someone who would rather theorize than investigate.

How the character of Mycroft will fit into the fast-paced world of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes remains to be seen, but rest assured casting Stephen Fry in the role was an excellent step in the right direction. At the very least, the banter between Fry and Robert Downey Jr. will be firing on all cylinders.

Sherlock Holmes 2 hits theaters on December 16th, 2011.

Source: JoBlo [via StephenFry.com]

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  1. Cant wait to see this! 8-)

    • me2 =) loved the first1

  2. A Bit of Fry and Downey? What? *grins*

    • Good one.

  3. I like seeing Fry on Bones. Rather have him as my shrink over Sweets. That aside, I’m Seeing Iron Man Holmes…I mean Sherlock Holmes 2 when it comes out.

  4. Stephen Fry TOTALLY looks the part… this is unbelievable! Awesome! So excited to see this…

  5. Fry is an actor of ENORMOUS talent .
    He was always fantastic in any of the parts he played in the Blackadder series.
    He is perfect for the role of Mycroft .
    I suggest to you that his addition to the cast of Sherlock Holmes 2 bodes well for the success of this film , very well indeed.

  6. Love Stephen Fry. The perfect Jeeves. A first-rate writer, too; and a terrific blogger on tech subjects. His travel documentary across America–visiting all 50 states driving a London cab–is a kick, too. A bit crusty and haughty at times, but always well intentioned and trying to understand this crazy country. The sequence where he visits “The Body Farm” is classic. Seeing him and Downey together will be a treat.

  7. In that first picture, his jacket looks a little modern doesn’t it? Someone should talk to the costume designer.

    I’m kidding

  8. This is shaping up to be nearly perfect…except for one thing. Where’s Irene? I totally loved her in the first one. And she’s Sherlock’s woman, according to Watson in the first movie. At least a cameo will do!

  9. Comment contains possible Spoilers:
    My guess is this will hold somewhat true to the novel where Holmes faces Moriarty. In the novel Holmes travels across the continent actually hiding from Moriarty’s assasins. Mycroft is introduced early in the novel and helps to cover up Sherlocks death in the end of the book. Irene does not make many (I can recall only one) actual appearance in the novels and it is likely she will have a very brief role; possibly a warning about taking on Moriarty and then she will be “in hiding” during the remainder of the movie.

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