Martin Freeman ('Bilbo') is saying that Benedict Cumberbatch - who stars with Freeman in the magnificent and continuing BBC production SHERLOCK - will appear in Peter Jackson's HOBBIT.
Freeman let the news slip backstage at the Bafta TV awards on Sunday, where Sherlock picked up the prize for best drama series
...says BBC's site HERE.
Freeman offered no further insight into Cumberbatch's HOBBIT role.
Cumberbatch and Freeman play Holmes and Watson respectively in SHERLOCK, a brilliantly modernized take on Arthur Conan Doyle's works from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Cumberbatch was, at one point, supposedly/allegedly asked to succeed David Tennant as 'The Doctor' on DOCTOR WHO - he's said to have turned down the part, paving the way for Matt Smith's casting as that iconic lead. Not sure how accurate that information is, though.
SHERLOCK is available HERE, where you can also find it via Instant Video (it's streamable through Netflix as well). Three entries so far, with more coming. I loved parts one and three, but felt the second installment was flat, awkward, and tonally/stylistically inconsistent with the stories that preceded and succeeded it. On the whole, though, it's rather great and I'm eagerly anticipating further adventures - which should air later this year, I believe.
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