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Stephen Fry Is Robert Downey Jr.'s Brother in 'Sherlock Holmes 2'

September 27, 2010 (4:24 am) GMT
The English actor says that he has been cast as Mycroft Holmes in the sequel for the Guy Ritchie-directed film.

Sherlock Holmes is going to see his brother in "Sherlock Holmes 2". has revealed to BBC (via Slash Film) that he has been tapped to portray Mycroft Holmes in the follow-up to the 2009 action film. "I'm playing Mycroft in the sequel to the Sherlock Holmes film Guy Ritchie directed with , and that sort of part is fun," he said.

Mycroft, in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, is mentioned as an occasional but indispensable member of the British government. He is described as more deductively brilliant than Sherlock but also more lazy.

Stephen Fry is perhaps best known for his recurring role of Dr. Gordon Wyatt on Fox series "". His previous films include "Wilde" and "". The 53-year-old actor was also part of Tim Burton's "", voicing Cheshire Cat.

"Sherlock Holmes 2" is expected to start production in October with Guy Ritchie returning to the helming duty. Robert Downey Jr. and will reprise their roles as Sherlock and Dr. John Watson respectively, while has landed a female lead role in the "" sequel, which is scheduled for December 16, 2011 U.S. release.

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