Benedict Cumberbatch on the future of Sherlock

News Louisa Mellor
18 Dec 2012 - 11:08

Are Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman getting too famous to return to Sherlock?

It's happened before. James McAvoy stepped out of TV's Shameless to play a Narnian faun never to return, Will Smith left Bel-Air for good to shoot aliens, and now that Martin Freeman is playing Bilbo in The Hobbit and Benedict Cumberbatch is playing the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, could the duo also become too famous for telly?

Short answer? No. Not on your nelly. Speaking to Yahoo recently, Cumberbatch assured Sherlock fans that there's no reason the show "can't continue until we get too old".

Asked if he could ever get too big for Sherlock, Cumberbatch replied "I don't think that's a possibility because I love it too much. Making [Sherlock] is all about availability. Martin Freeman has the same kind of pressures on him now. It's a thing of quality not quantity that show - thank God. We started young with it. We started when they meet and we still are young for those roles. There's no reason why it can't continue until we get too old."



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