William Sadler has signed on for a guest starring role on an upcoming episode of CBS’s Sherlock Holmes drama, “Elementary,” TheWrap has learned.
He’ll play Ian Gale, an iconic technology entrepreneur and innovator. Although Ian at first appears to have a benign connection to the victim in Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan’s (Lucy Liu) latest case, his true relationship to both the killed and the killer is much more than meets the eye.
Sadler’s small-screen credits include a run on CBS’s short-lived police drama “Golden Boy,” its remake of “Hawaii Five-0,” and on “Damages.” His film credits include “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile.”
In addition to Sadler, “Elementary” has tapped “Amazing Spider-Man” star Rhys Ifans for its second season, playing Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft Holmes.
“Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer has also booked a guest run on “Elementary,” playing Irene Adler, the first and only love of Sherlock Holmes. Her mysterious murder at the hands of Moriarty caused Holmes’ spiral into drug addiction.
Sadler is represented by Don Buchwald & Associates.