Total Film caught up with Stephen Fry on the set of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and he let slip a few details about his character.
Fry is joining Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law in the sequel to Guy Ritchie's smash-hit Arthur Conan Doyle revival.
"I play Mycroft," Fry told us. "He's Holmes's smarter brother, but he's so lazy, he never gets the reputation that Sherlock does.
"It's a very interesting character and fun to play, especially as I've been a Sherlock Holmes fan since I was a boy."
A Game of Shadows is set to properly introduce Holmes' arch nemesis Moriarty (played by Mad Men's Jared Harris) and it also features Noomi Rapace in her first major role since playing the girl with the dragon tattoo in the original Millennium trilogy.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is due to be released on 16 December 2011.
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