Elementary Adds Rhys Ifans as Holmes' [Spoiler]

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Elementary Season 2 CastWhen Elementary goes across the pond for its Season 2 premiere, we’ll meet at least one member of Holmes’ estranged family.

Welsh actor Rhys Ifans, known to The Amazing Spider-Man fans as Dr. Curt Connors (aka The Lizard), has taken on the recurring role of Sherlock’s sibling Mycroft.

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The CBS drama’s London-set episode, which will be filmed on location, finds Sherlock revisiting an old case in England. While there, he and Joan stay with his older brother — at 221B Baker Street — despite the siblings’ terrible falling-out years earlier. During his stay, Sherlock and Mycroft will deal with the rift between them.

Ifans has worked primarily in film; in addition to Spider-Man, his credits include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Replacements and Notting Hill.

Elementary returns Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c.



Comments (30)

  • Mycroft!! finally!

    Comment by Elyse – June 26, 2013 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cool! I was wondering when we would finally meet him

    Comment by c – June 26, 2013 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excellent casting. Really looking forward to season 2.

    Comment by Shazza (UK) – June 26, 2013 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I may go back to watching just for him. I can’t take JLM’s scruffy look, so haven’t been keeping up with the show.

    Comment by lyn – June 26, 2013 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, as long as you have been not watching for logical smart reasons. *RME*

      Comment by Danyelle – June 26, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I just read someone who said they don’t watch because the “drug thing” is getting tiring. Yes, please let’s forsake nuance and realism because they mention it once every other episode.

        Comment by Steve – June 26, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Exactly. Drug addicts are dealing with an ongoing issue, even if they’re in recovery. Things are so tenuous that first year especially that you’re not supposed to do things like make big job, home, or marriage decisions. If we didn’t see anything related to his drug past more than a few times all year, we’d be calling them out saying ‘he’s an addict who came out of rehab not that long ago, why aren’t they delving into that more than they are?’ So much of who he is ties in with his triggers. He can’t really turn it off. They can’t win, I guess.

          Comment by scooby – June 26, 2013 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love Jonny’s scruffy look!

      Comment by Jennifer – June 26, 2013 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I guess you prefer the clean look of Benedict Cumberbatch?

      Comment by Bob – June 27, 2013 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Exciting casting!!!

    Comment by Sara – June 26, 2013 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love RI, but how does Londoner Holmes have a Welsh brother?

      Comment by JCK – June 27, 2013 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Rhys Ifans is perfectly capable of speaking in an emglish accent. Only because HE is Welsh doesn’t mean that his character has to be Welsh ;)

        Comment by Kris – June 27, 2013 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SO THRILLED they’re giving us Mycroft. I was starting to worry they were going to cut him out in favor of the mysterious Papa Holmes. Mycroft and Sherlock’s relationship is one of my favorite things! Very excited to see Elementary’s take on it. Ad Joan’s reaction, of course!

    Comment by Michelle – June 26, 2013 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am wondering if Sherlock calls Mycroft his father as some kind of joke/ sibling rivalry thing and there is no actual father.

      Comment by johnhelvete – June 26, 2013 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show has failed to make a bad decision in regards to casting. A great choice.

    Comment by mia – June 26, 2013 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Elementary & The Good Wife have had some consistently awesome guest stars. I love this casting!!

      Comment by Margaret – June 26, 2013 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Uh-oh, somebody’s been a bad lizard. Awesome news!

    Comment by iMember – June 26, 2013 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG, this is just an epic choice. I can’t wait. What an awesome show.

    Comment by Steve – June 26, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this is great news i love rhys :)

    Comment by Estee – June 26, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay, Mycroft! I’ve been waiting for him to make an appearance.

    Comment by rachelle – June 26, 2013 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE him. He was brilliant in Notting Hill, stole every scene he was in. A major coup for Elementary.

    Comment by april-ann – June 26, 2013 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE HIM. he was SO good in neverland.

    Comment by Betsy – June 26, 2013 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s my choice for the next Doctor, but I’m guessing he’s too famous.

    Comment by Scangela T. Foxx – June 26, 2013 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s the problem. So many potential Doctors aren’t in the right place career wise to do it. I can think of people who’d make a great writer/actor on SNL or a great James Bond but it’s not the time for them. Maybe they won’t give up the other things they could be doing. Usually good to get people who aren’t quite as prominent but have the chops and the essence of the Doctor.

      Comment by scooby – June 26, 2013 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was so bad in The Amazing Spider-Man (I always had a crush on Emma Stone).

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – June 26, 2013 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To me, he will forever be known as Spike from Notting Hill :)

    Comment by Mrs. Ben Covington – June 27, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved him in Notting Hill and Danny Deckchair. Great casting. Can’t wait.

    Comment by Melanie – June 29, 2013 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will not be watching – can’t stand Lucy Liu! Love the show, love JLM but the partnership simply does not work!

    Comment by DollyDee – August 26, 2013 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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