Sherlock Series 3: Doctor Who director, Nick Hurran, to direct Sherlock series three finale!

by Anna Howell

Nick Hurran

It has been accidentally confirmed that the third instalment of Sherlock series three will be directed by Doctor Who genius, Nick Hurran!

Episodes one and two of the third Sherlock series, entitled The Empty Hearse and The Sign of Three, have already begun filming, with a scheduled break planned before production of the third and final episode of series three commences.

And now it has been confirmed that the last episode, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role with Martin Freeman playing his companion, John Watson, will be directed by Doctor Who director Nick Hurran.

The news was revealed when Hurran’s online CV with talent agency Curtis Brown listed the episode as a new job.


This news comes just a few months after Hurran, who is the directive genius behind several previous episodes of the long running sci-fi series Doctor Who, including the phenomenal series seven’s Asylum Of The Daleks, series 6’s The God Complex and The Girl Who Waited as well as the epic, and moving episode in which Amy and Rory Pond died, The Angels Take Manhattan, was revealed to also be directing the much-anticipated 50th anniversary episode too.

The anniversary episode, which has been written by the legendary Time Lord writer, Steven Moffat, is set to commence filming in April this year and will be projected in 3D and shown in cinemas around the country, as well as on TV.

Filming of the epic episode has already begun, with former Doctor Who David Tennant joining current Time Lord Matt Smith and his new companion Clara Oswald played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

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The name of the third Sherlock episode is still unknown, with the storyline being kept a tight-lipped secret, though it has been confirmed that Hurran’s Doctor Who co-worker, Steven Moffat, has written it.

Watch a clip of Hurran’s Doctor Who episode The Angels Take Manhattan below: