Fans of True Blood and the BBC’s Robin Hood will recognize this lady, it’s Lara Pulver. And according to the website Den of Geek, she’s going to be in the new series of Sherlock, playing Irene Adler in the story called A Scandal In Belgravia, which has been written by Steven Moffat.
Anyone who’s read the original story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle knows that Irene Adler is often used as a sort of American love interest for Sherlock Holmes. She’s reported to be as clever as he is, and far more charming.
As the King of Bohemia himself puts it (albeit in rather sexist terms), she has “the face of the most beautiful of women and the mind of the most resolute of men.”
Lara is also set to appear in the next series of the spy drama Spooks, by which time she’ll clearly be as common a household name as Benedict Cumberbatch himself.