John Noble will star as Sherlock Holmes’ wealthy, estranged father when he joins the cast of Elementary as a series regular in the fall. The character has been referenced in past seasons as being instrumental in Sherlock’s first stint in rehab three years ago and in pairing his son with Joan Watson, his former sober companion, now his current investigative partner and friend. In the season four premiere, Mr. Holmes arrives in New York City to deal with the aftermath of his son’s recent relapse.
“We could not be more delighted to have John Noble taking on such an important role,” said Robert Doherty, Series Creator and Executive Producer of “Elementary.” “We’ve enjoyed his work for many years now – especially his tremendous run on ‘Fringe’ – and cannot wait to see him opposite Jonny and Lucy. It’s going to be an exciting season.”
John Noble is an accomplished television, film and stage actor. Prior to “Elementary,” Noble was a series regular on “Sleepy Hollow” and “Fringe.” His guest starring roles include “The Good Wife,” “Forever” and “24.” Noble’s feature film credits include starring as Denethor in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender.
Noble has led a varied and established theater career, most recently starring alongside Hamish Linklater in “Posterity” for the Atlantic Theatre Company and, prior to that, “Substance of Fire” by Jon Robin Baitz.
“Elementary” stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill and airs Thursdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. During the 2014-2015 season, the series was a proven performer in its time period and added 4 million viewers in DVR playback every week.
“Elementary” is a production of CBS Television Studios. Rob Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, John Polson and Jason Tracey serve as executive producers.
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