Martin Freeman’s wife and Fandom Queen Amanda Abbington has joined the Sherlock family, as confirmed by BBC1 this morning. While her actual role hasn’t been officially revealed, the BBC says she is playing someone who SIGNIFICANTLY impacts the lives of Sherlock and John. And we’re just saying… if you know your canon… and those three words (Rat. WEDDING. Bow) then… well, you know.
Also, might we point you towards our interview with her last April.
Kristina: They asked us and asked if we could ask you, what does Sherlock as a show actually mean to you?
Amanda: I was never a huge follower or fan of Sherlock Holmes. I really wasn’t. It wasn’t in my canon of literature. I don’t really know why. Maybe I associated it with Woolsey. It was never very accessible to me when I was growing up. I’m reading it now. At the moment I’m reading The Sign of Four.
Kristina: Mary Morstan?
Amanda: Yeah! But I wouldn’t have done had I not been involved in the show. Which is good, it’s great, it’s opened me up to his work.
Kristina: Are you enjoying the stories?
Amanda: They’re great. They’re really good. They really drag you in. It’s very interesting and very engaging. It zips along. I’ve got to have something that zips along… I can’t if it’s slow and meandering. I have to finish a book as well. Once I start a book I have to finish it. Even if it’s really shit. It becomes a battle for me. I’m gonna do it! The Doyle stuff is quite easy to get through, which is a testament to good writing.