Sherlock Series 3: Amanda Abbington spotted filming in Cardiff with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman & Mark Gatiss!

by Anna Howell

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As we previously reported the filming of the third series of Sherlock has seen the cast relocate to Wales.

And now Wales Online have published a gallery of images showing the two main stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, along with new cast member, Freeman’s long-term partner Amanda Abbington on set!


Abbington, who plays Mrs Mardle in the hit ITV period drama Mr Selfridge, was revealed earlier this year as starring in the third series of Sherlock with many believing her role to be Mary Morstan the love interest for Freeman’s character John Watson. Abbington has been with Freeman since 2000 after they met on the set of the film Men Only and has two children with him.

And now all three actors have been spotted in Cardiff filming scenes for the series finale, His Last Vow.

Along with the trio, pictures have also emerged showing writer Mark Gatiss, one of the genius’ behind the hit BBC detective series, who plays Sherlock’s bother Mycroft Homes in the series.

It is reported in Wales Online, where the pictures are published – check them out here – that the last episode of the third series will feature Watson’s wedding, which would prove our Morstan theory correct.

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Whilst the majority of the pictures showed the cast looking cheerful on set, Benedict Cumberbatch used the appearance of photographers to send a message about his feelings on the invasion by holding up a hand-made note that said:

“Go photograph Egypt and show the world something important.”

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Meanwhile, whilst the entire nation has been trying to figure out how the show will explain the seemingly impossible stunt pulled by Sherlock at the end of series 2 faking his own death by appearing to jump off a high rise building, show runner Steven Moffat has remained ever cagey, telling the Radio Times only this in way of explanation:

“There’s only so many ways you can fall off a roof and survive. It’s not black magic.

“When you see the answer you’ll see yes, we knew in advance and it had to be plotted out. Sherlock and John reuniting is the show-stopper of the episode.”

Sherlock returns to our BBC screen either late this year or early next year, watch the first teaser trailer in the clip below:

1 Comment

  1. Desariella on August 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Can’t wait. Does the series 3 premiere have a Canadian air date yet?

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