Stephen Fry got Sherlock role through Chris Martin

Wednesday December 14, 2011

Stephen Fry has Coldplay frontman Chris Martin to thank for his role in the Sherlock Holmes sequel, Guy Ritchie has revealed.

Chris, an avid fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, thought TV presenter Stephen would be perfect to play the sleuth's brother Mycroft.

Promoting the film with lead actors Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, Guy said: "Robert and I have a mutual friend, Chris Martin out of Coldplay, he's a Sherlockian.

"He's very enthusiastic about the whole thing, like Stephen Fry, and it was his idea. I think he told Robert first." 

The two men have known each other for years, because Chris' wife Gwyneth Paltrow is good friends with Guy's ex Madonna.

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