Stephen Fry to Play Mycroft in ‘Sherlock Holmes 2'

British actor will play Sherlock's smarter — but lazier — older brother

 

Stephen Fry is joining "Sherlock Holmes 2," as Mycroft Holmes, older brother of Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock, Variety reports.

Mycroft Holmes, superior in intellect to his younger brother but extremely lazy, appears in four of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. 

Fry announced Saturday that he had taken the role during a radio program on BBC. 

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