It would seem that filming for the third series of Sherlock is well underway, as its two main stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, have been spotted in action on the streets of London!
The Sun newspaper has, today, published the pictures which show the pair deep in character, with one showing Cumberbatch standing with one gloved hand outstretched, stopping two people on a motorbike.
In another his co-star Martin Freeman can be seen in a struggle with an unknown assailant who is brandishing a hypodermic needle as a weapon.
The actors, who have both been confirmed as returning for series four of the hit BBC detective series based on the Arthur Conan Doyle novels with a modern twist, were pictured between scenes too, with Cumberbatch being protected from the rain by a member of production holding an umbrella over him in one.
In another Cumberbatch, whose new movie Star Trek: Into Darkness is due for release next month, can be seen holding up a piece of paper which read:
‘I’m the real. I’m not on twitter. Never have been. Never will.’
This is most likely in reference to his recent stalker incident involving his neighbour, who was detailing his every move on the social networking site.
The user wrote messages including: “Cumberbatch has his Sherlock hair back.”
And then, when asked if she was using binoculars, she wrote: “No need.”
Speaking to the Telegraph newspaper at the time, Cumberbatch revealed his feelings on the incident which he described as “strange”, explaining:
“It was such a strange and a direct thing to see these tweets saying what I was doing as I was doing them,
“I found it really worrying, and, yes, of course, very hard to deal with”
However, much like his BBC alter ego, Cumberbatch put his Sherlock hat on and Discovered who was Commenting on his life and put a stop to it in his own way, without involving the police.
Speaking to the publication Cumberbatch, who recently revealed that he and co-Star Martin Freeman have signed up for a fourth series of the hugely popular show, continued:
“I worked out after a while who it was who was doing it so, when it came to it, I didn’t actually call in the police, but I was prepared to do so.
“I’m not going to say any more about it. The person concerned knows now what I felt about it. I just found it very hard to come to terms with the idea that an individual could look into my house like this, and talk about me online, and think it is a perfectly okay thing to do.”
The third series of Sherlock is due to hit our screens later this year,
Watch an interview with Cumberbatch in the clip below: