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"Elementary": Rhys Ifans cast in recurring role

Melissa Hayer Published: June 26, 2013
Rhys Ifans - AP Photo
Rhys Ifans - AP Photo

Rhys Ifans will play the recurring role of Sherlock Holmes’ older brother Mycroft in the CBS drama “Elementary,” and will make his first appearance in the second season premiere airing at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.

Details, provided by CBS, are as follows;

In the premiere episode, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) is called to London to revisit an old case, where he is forced to face his older brother, Mycroft.  Although the siblings suffered a drastic falling-out a few years earlier, Mycroft allows Sherlock and Joan (Lucy Liu) to stay in his new home, 221B Baker Street.  With Joan in the middle, the brothers are forced to confront their very complicated history.

Ifans’ credits include the feature films “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Notting Hill,” “Anonymous,” and the upcoming “Serena.”

“Elementary” is a modern-day drama about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson, a crime solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson.

“Elementary” is executive produced by Robert Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Craig Sweeny, and is produced by CBS Television Studios.  It is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.

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