Russell Tovey to appear in Sherlock

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 June 2011
Russell Tovey

Russell Tovey

'Being Human' star Russell Tovey is set to appear in a guest role in the second series of BBC One drama 'Sherlock'

Russell Tovey is set to star in 'Sherlock'.

The 'Being Human' star has penned a deal to appear in a guest role in the second episode of the BBC One drama series - which was created by 'Doctor Who' writers Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss - entitled 'The Hounds of Baskerville', which was penned by Mark.

The 29-year-old actor confirmed the news on his twitter account, he writing: "Yep! I'm gonna be in BBC's Sherlock... Official! X.

"Hound of the Baskervilles... And I am playing Henry... Good times x."

He will take up the role of a man who recruits the titular detective - played by Benedict Cumberbatch - and his assistant Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman), after he suffers from an upsetting childhood experience.

The second series of 'Sherlock' - which is currently being filmed in Cardiff - is set to be comprised of Steven's 'A Scandal In Belgravia', 'The Hounds of Baskerville' and writer Steve Thompson's 'The Reichenbach Fall'.

Russell - who is best known for playing George in the BBC supernatural drama 'Being Human' - has previously made guest appearances in 'Gavin & Stacey', 'Doctor Who' and 'Ashes to Ashes'.