Sherlock Cast

by ChristopherLeeFan | created - 26 Jul 2016 | updated - 02 Feb 2017 | Public

1. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

2. Martin Freeman

Actor | Black Panther

Martin Freeman is an English actor, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010) and Lester Nygaard in the dark ...

3. Rupert Graves

Actor | V for Vendetta

Born in a seaside resort town, Britain's Rupert Graves was born a rebel, resisting authority and breaking rules at an early age. In his teens he became a punk rocker and even found work as a circus clown and in traveling comedy troupes. In 1983 he made his professional stage debut in "The Killing ...

4. Una Stubbs

Actress | Sherlock

Una Stubbs was born on May 1, 1937 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Sherlock (2010), Worzel Gummidge (1979) and Till Death Us Do Part (1965). She was previously married to Nicky Henson and Peter Gilmore.

5. Louise Brealey

Actress | Containment

Louise Brealey, also credited as Loo Brealey, is an English actress, writer and journalist. Born in Bozeat, Northamptonshire, England. She attended Kimbolton School, proceeding to read History at Cambridge. She then trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City and with clown teacher ...

6. Vinette Robinson

Actress | Sherlock

Vinette Robinson was born in 1981 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Sherlock (2010), The A Word (2016) and Vera Drake (2004).

Sgt Sally Donovan 2010 – 1x1 A Study in Pink 2010 – 1x3 The Great Game 2012 – 2x3 The Reichenbach Fall 2014 – 3x2 The Sign of Three

8. David Nellist

Actor | Sherlock

David Nellist is an actor, known for Sherlock (2010), 55 Degrees North (2004) and The Gambling Man (1995).

Mike Stamford 2010 – 1x1 A Study in Pink 2016 – The Abominable Bride

9. Jonathan Aris

Actor | Dracula

Jonathan Aris is the son of the late British character actor Ben Aris but, despite having a thespian as a father, acting was not his first choice. He studied painting at Camberwell School of Art and read Russian and Italian at Cambridge University before training as an actor at the Webber Douglas ...

Anderson 2010 – 1x1 A Study in Pink 2012 – 2x3 The Reichenbach Fall 2013 – Many Happy Returns (uncredited) 2014 – 3x1 The Empty Hearse 2014 – 3x3 His Last Vow 2016 – The Abominable Bride

10. Lisa McAllister

Actress | How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Lisa McAllister was born in Scotland but raised in Surrey. She worked as a model and in post-production before deciding upon acting.

She landed the title role in Sony's action film The Number One Girl (2006) opposite Vinnie Jones and roles in TV fare such as Sea of Souls (2004), The Bill (1984) and ...

Anthea 2010 – 1x1 A Study in Pink 2014 – 3x1 The Empty Hearse

11. Phil Davis

Actor | Vera Drake

Phil Davis was born on July 30, 1953 in Grays, Essex, England. He is an actor and director, known for Vera Drake (2004), Bleak House (2005) and Alien³ (1992). He has been married to Eve Matheson since 2002. They have one child.

Jeff 2010 – 1x1 A Study in Pink

12. Mark Gatiss

Actor | The League of Gentlemen

Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts.

He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in ...

13. Zoe Telford

Actress | Genius

Zoe Telford was born in 1973 in Norwich, England. She is an actress, known for Genius (2017), Greyhawk (2014) and Jo (2013).

14. Gemma Chan

Actress | Eternals

Gemma Chan (born 29 November 1982) is a British film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model. She portrays Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl; Ruth in Channel 4's Fresh Meat; Mia Bennett in the BBC's Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars"...

Soo Lin Yao 2010 – 1x2 The Blind Banker

15. Al Weaver

Actor | Colette

Al Weaver was born in 1981 in Bolton, Lancashire, England as Alex Weaver. He is an actor and producer, known for Colette (2018), Press (2018) and Peterloo (2018).

Andy Galbraith 2010 – 1x2 The Blind Banker

16. Bertie Carvel

Actor | Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Bertie Carvel was born in 1977 in London, England as Robert Carvel. He is an actor, known for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015), Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (2015) and Les Misérables (2012). He has been married to Sally Scott since January 5, 2019.

Seb Wilkes 2010 – 1x2 The Blind Banker

17. Paul Chequer

Actor | As If

Paul Chequer was born in 1978 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He is an actor, known for As If (2001), Sherlock (2010) and Making Waves (2004).

DI Dimmock 2010 – 1x2 The Blind Banker 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers

18. Andrew Scott

Actor | Pride

Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the middle child with two sisters, Sarah and Hannah. His parents, Jim and Nora, sent him to a private Catholic school for boys. He did a little acting as a child when he was in a couple of commercials on Irish TV. At 17 he was chosen to star in his first ...

19. Di Botcher

Actress | Victor Frankenstein

Di Botcher was born in Port Talbot, Wales. She is an actress, known for Victor Frankenstein (2015), Stella (2012) and Sherlock (2010).

Connie Prince 2010 – 1x3 The Great Game

20. John Sessions

Actor | The Good Shepherd

Actor and comedian known for his various roles on film, TV and stage. He was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1953. He has an older brother and a twin sister. His debut film was The Sender (1982), a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and ...

Kenny Prince 2010 – 1x3 The Great Game

21. Haydn Gwynne

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Haydn Gwynne is fluent in French and Italian. She studied Modern Languages at the University of Warwick before taking a five-year lectureship in Italy, where she taught English. She also drove across the United States before becoming an actress in her mid-twenties. She first came to notice on ...

Miss Wenceslas 2010 – 1x3 The Great Game

22. John Lebar

Actor | Prometheus

John Lebar is an actor, known for Prometheus (2012), Sherlock Holmes vs. Frankenstein and Jack the Giant Slayer (2013).

Golem 2010 – 1x3 The Great Game

23. Danny Webb

Actor | Alien³

Frequently billed as Danny Webb, he is best known as the prisoner Morse in Alien³ (1992), the only surviving member of the prison colony. His resumé includes a fine mix of television and film, appearing in popular TV series such as Brookside (1982), Cardiac Arrest (1994) and much later Cutting...

DI Carter 2012 – 2x1 A Scandal in Belgravia

24. Andrew Havill

Actor | The King's Speech

Andrew Havill was born in 1965 in the UK. He is an actor, known for The King's Speech (2010), Les Misérables (2012) and Cloud Atlas (2012).

The Equerry 2012 – 2x1 A Scandal in Belgravia

25. Oona Chaplin

Actress | The Longest Ride

Oona Chaplin is a Spanish actress. Her mother is Geraldine Chaplin. She is also the granddaughter of English film actor Charlie Chaplin, and great-granddaughter of American playwright Eugene O'Neill. She is best known for playing Talisa Maegyr in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones and Zilpha Geary ...

Jeanette 2012 – 2x1 A Scandal in Belgravia

26. Lara Pulver

Actress | Sherlock

Lara was born and raised in Essex, UK. She studied drama with the NYMT and went on to gain a BA Honours degree in Theatre.

Lara's extensive theatre career led her to gain a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of "Lucille Frank" in Rob Ashford's production of "Parade" at The Donmar ...

27. Russell Tovey

Actor | Grabbers

Russell Tovey was born on November 14, 1981 in Essex, England as Russell George Tovey. He is an actor and producer, known for Grabbers (2012), Being Human (2008) and The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012).

Henry Knight 2012 – 2x2 The Hounds of Baskerville

28. Amelia Bullmore

Actress | Scott & Bailey

Amelia Bullmore was born on January 31, 1964 in London, England as Amelia Mary Bullmore. She is an actress and writer, known for Scott & Bailey (2011), This Life (1996) and Big Train (1998). She is married to Paul Higgins. They have two children.

Dr. Stapleton 2012 – 2x2 The Hounds of Baskerville

29. Clive Mantle

Actor | Alien³

Clive Mantle was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire. He was a chorister in St. John's choir, Cambridge for four years, and a member of the National Youth Theatre for five years, appearing in a total of eleven productions. He trained at R.A.D.A. and has worked steadily in films, plays and television. He ...

Dr. Frankland 2012 – 2x2 The Hounds of Baskerville

30. Katherine Parkinson

Actress | The Boat That Rocked

Katherine Parkinson was born in 1978 in England as Katherine Jane Parkinson. She is an actress, known for Pirate Radio (2009), The IT Crowd (2006) and Easy Virtue (2008). She has been married to Harry Peacock since 2009. They have two children.

Kitty Riley 2012 – 2x3 The Reichenbach Fall

31. Tony Pitts

Actor | Rogue One

Tony Pitts was born on October 10, 1962 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), War Horse (2011) and Triple 9 (2016).

Chief Superintendant 2012 – 2x3 The Reichenbach Fall

32. Tony Way

Actor | Edge of Tomorrow

Tony Way was born on October 7, 1978 in Rochford, Essex, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and High-Rise (2015).

Prison Warder 2012 – 2x3 The Reichenbach Fall

33. Amanda Abbington

Actress | Sherlock

Amanda Abbington was born on February 28, 1974 in North London, England as Amanda Jane Smith. She is an actress, known for Sherlock (2010), Mr Selfridge (2013) and After You've Gone (2007).

Mary Morstan / Mary Watson 2014 – 3x1 The Empty Hearse 2014 – 3x2 The Sign of Three 2014 – 3x3 His Last Vow 2016 – The Abominable Bride 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers 2017 – 4x2 The Lying Detective 2017 – 4x3 The Final Problem

34. David Fynn

Actor | Vanity Fair

David Fynn is an actor and producer, known for Vanity Fair (2018), Undateable (2014) and The Inbetweeners (2008).

Howard Shilcott 2014 – 3x1 The Empty Hearse

35. Sharon Rooney

Actress | My Mad Fat Diary

Sharon Rooney was born on October 22, 1988 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress, known for My Mad Fat Diary (2013), Dumbo (2019) and Two Doors Down (2013).

Laura 2014 – 3x1 The Empty Hearse

36. Derren Brown

Actor | Ghost Stories

Derren Brown was born on February 27, 1971 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Derren Victor Brown. He is a producer and writer, known for Ghost Stories (2017), Derren Brown: The Experiments (2011) and Crooked House (2008).

Derren Brown 2014 – 3x1 The Empty Hearse

37. Timothy Carlton

Actor | Cold Comfort Farm

Timothy Carlton was born on October 4, 1939 in Reading, Berkshire, England as Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch. He is an actor, known for Cold Comfort Farm (1968), Sherlock (2010) and Parting Shots (1998). He has been married to Wanda Ventham since 1976. They have one child.

Mr. Holmes 2014 – 3x1 The Empty Hearse (uncredited) 2014 – 3x3 His Last Vow 2017 – 4x3 The Final Problem

38. Lars Mikkelsen

Actor | Headhunter

Lars was born in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen, Denmark as the first child of Bente Christiansen, an occupational health nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank clerk. Lars grew up in Copenhagen, where about one and a half years after him brother Mads was born, who's also an actor now. At first the family ...

Charles Magnussen 2014 – 3x1 The Empty Hearse (uncredited) 2014 – 3x3 His Last Vow

39. Wanda Ventham

Actress | UFO

Wanda Ventham was born on August 5, 1935 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is an actress, known for UFO (1970), Invasion: UFO (1974) and UFO: Prendeteli vivi. (1974). She has been married to Timothy Carlton since 1976. They have one child. She was previously married to James D. Tabernacle.

Mrs. Holmes 2014 – 3x1 The Empty Hearse (uncredited) 2014 – 3x3 His Last Vow 2017 – 4x3 The Final Problem

40. Alistair Petrie

Actor | Rogue One

Alistair Petrie was born on September 30, 1970 in Catterick, North Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), The Bank Job (2008) and Victor Frankenstein (2015). He is married to Lucy Scott. They have three children.

James Sholto 2014 – 3x2 The Sign of Three

41. Yasmine Akram

Actress | Sherlock

Yasmine Akram (born 1982) is an Irish-Pakistani actress, writer and comedian, best known for playing Janine in the third series of Sherlock. Akram was born in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates but her family settled in Drogheda, Ireland when she was just 18-months old. Her father is originally ...

Janine Donlevy 2014 – 3x2 The Sign of Three 2014 – 3x3 His Last Vow 2016 – The Abominable Bride

42. Adam Greaves-Neal

Actor | The Young Messiah

Adam Greaves-Neal was born in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Young Messiah (2016), Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) and Sherlock (2010).

Page Boy / Billy 2014 – 3x2 The Sign of Three 2016 – The Abominable Bride

43. Alfred Enoch

Actor | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Alfred Lewis Enoch was born December 2, 1988 in Westminster, London, England, the son of English actor William Russell (William Russell Enoch) and Brazilian doctor Etheline Margareth Lewis. He is an actor, known for his role as Dean Thomas in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (2001), ...

Bainbridge 2014 – 3x2 The Sign of Three

44. Lindsay Duncan

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Lindsay Duncan was born on November 7, 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Lindsay Vere Duncan. She is known for her work on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), About Time (2013) and Gifted (2017). She is married to Hilton McRae. They have one child.

Lady Smallwood 2014 – 3x3 His Last Vow 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers 2017 – 4x2 The Lying Detective

45. Tom Brooke

Actor | Preacher

Tom Brooke was born in 1979. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and lives in London. He is best known for his roles as the angel Fiore in AMC/Amazon Prime's 'Preacher', Bill Wiggins in the BBC's 'Sherlock' and Thick Kevin in Richard Curtis' film 'Pirate Radio', ...

Bill Wiggins 2014 – 3x3 His Last Vow 2017 – 4x2 The Lying Detective

46. Catherine McCormack

Actress | Braveheart

Catherine McCormack was born on April 3, 1972 in Epsom, Surrey, England as Catherine Jane McCormack. She is an actress and director, known for Braveheart (1995), Spy Game (2001) and A Sound of Thunder (2005).

Lady Carmichael 2016 – The Abominable Bride

47. Tim McInnerny

Actor | Notting Hill

Tim McInnerny was born on September 18, 1956 in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England as Timothy L. McInnerny. He is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), MI-5 (2015) and Eddie the Eagle (2015).

Sir Eustace Carmichael 2016 – The Abominable Bride

48. Natasha O'Keeffe

Actress | Peaky Blinders

Natasha O'Keeffe is a stage, television and movie actress.

Born in Brighton, O'Keeffe moved to London at the age of 1 and was raised in Tooting, South London. O'Keeffe trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, She is best known for her roles in Peaky Blinders (2013), Filth (2013) and ...

Emelia Ricoletti 2016 – The Abominable Bride

49. Sacha Dhawan

Actor | After Earth

Sacha Dhawan was born in Bramhall, Stockport to Hindu parents though he actually attended a Roman Catholic secondary school, Thomas Aquinas College, in nearby Stockport, where one of the authors whom he studied for his final exams was Alan Bennett, with whom he was very impressed. He began as a ...

Ajay 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers

50. Marcia Warren

Actress | Leap Year

Marcia was born on 26 November 1943 and trained as an actress at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1963. From there on she took the path of many of her performing contemporaries, acting in repertory throughout the country - beginning as a assistant stage manager in 'David ...

Vivian 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers

51. Eleanor Matsuura

Actress | Wonder Woman

Eleanor Matsuura (born c. 1983) is an English actress, who is best known for her roles as Hannah Santo in Spooks: The Greater Good, Bev in Utopia and as PC Donna Prager in Cuffs.

Matsuura was born in Tokyo and raised in Hertfordshire, England. She was trained at the Central School of Speech and ...

DI Hopkins 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers

52. Charles Edwards

Actor | The Crown

Charles Edwards was born on October 1, 1969 in Haslemere, Surrey, England. He is an actor, known for The Crown (2016), Batman Begins (2005) and Mansfield Park (1999).

David Welsborough 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers

53. Amanda Root

Actress | The Iron Lady

Amanda Root was born in 1963 in Essex, England. She is an actress, known for The Iron Lady (2011), The Forsyte Saga (2002) and The Black Prince (2017).

Emma Welsborough 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers

54. Rob Callender

Actor | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Rob is an extremely talented young actor who graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2013. He is best known for his role as Guy Bennett in Julian Mitchell's play Another Country which played at the Chichester Festival Theatre before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios on London's ...

Charlie Welsborough 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers

55. Sian Brooke

Actress | Sherlock

Sian Brooke is a British actress, known for portraying Laura in All About George, Lori in Cape Wrath, and Eurus Holmes in Sherlock. Sian Elizabeth Phillips was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England and is the youngest of three siblings. She took on a stage name to avoid confusion with fellow ...

Elizabeth / Eurus Holmes 2017 – 4x1 The Six Thatchers 2017 – 4x2 The Lying Detective 2017 – 4x3 The Final Problem

56. Toby Jones

Actor | The Hunger Games

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, Toby Edward Heslewood Jones was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. His parents, Freddie Jones and Jennie Heslewood, are actors as well. Toby has two brothers: Rupert, ...

Culverton Smith 2017 – 4x2 The Lying Detective

57. Gina Bramhill

Actress | Us

Gina Bramhill was born on July 30, 1989 in Eastoft, England. She is an actress, known for Us (2020), Sherlock (2010) and Brief Encounters (2016).

58. Art Malik

Actor | The Living Daylights

Art Malik was born on November 13, 1952 in Bahawalpur, Pakistan as Athar Ul-Haque Malik. He is an actor and producer, known for The Living Daylights (1987), True Lies (1994) and The Wolfman (2010). He has been married to Gina Rowe since 1980. They have two children.

Prison Governor 2017 – 4x3 The Final Problem

59. Ralph Ineson

Actor | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

Ralph Ineson was born on December 15, 1969 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for The Witch (2015), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018).

Vince 2017 – 4x3 The Final Problem



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