Benedict Cumberbatch gets scruffy and sweaty in new Sherlock set photos
Benedict Cumberbatch has been snapped on the set of Sherlock season four looking uncharacteristically worse for wear.
In contrast to the famous detective’s signature dapper look, the actor appeared sweaty and dishevelled as he delivered lines for the camera while shooting on Charles Street in Cardiff, South Wales.
So, what’s haunting Holmes in the upcoming series? Heartbreak? Betrayal? Failure?
While the BBC is remaining tightlipped on plot details, we know that season four of the cult show will feature ace character actor Toby Jones as villainous tropical diseases expert Culverton Smith.
From the book The Adventure of the Dying Detective, we know that Sherlock Holmes first inspired Culverton Smith to hold a grudge against him when he suspected him of his nephew’s murder. Smith retaliated against the detective by infecting a spring-loaded pin with a deadly disease and posting it to 221b Baker Street, in the hope of killing Holmes. Suspecting the threat against his life, Holmes cleverly decided to feign infection with the disease – even convincing a distraught Dr Watson that he was dying – in order to trap Smith and have him arrested for the previous murder.
The three new episodes of Sherlock are expected to hit BBC One early next year.