Natalie Dormer to Begin a Dramatic Three-Episode Arc as Iconic Irene Adler on 'Elementary'

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April 9th, 2013

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via press release:

NATALIE DORMER TO BEGIN A DRAMATIC THREE-EPISODE ARC, BUILDING TO A CLIMACTIC TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE, AS THE ICONIC IRENE ADLER, SHERLOCK HOLMES’ FORMER LOVER, ON “Elementary,”

BEGINNING THURSDAY, MAY 9

 

Natalie Dormer will begin a dramatic three-episode arc playing Sherlock Holmes’ former lover, Irene Adler, building to a climactic two-hour season finale, beginning Thursday, May 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

Irene Adler was Sherlock’s first and only love in London. Her mysterious murder by the hands of Moriarty caused his downward spiral into drug addiction.

 

“We're moving to the next chapter in our show – and in some ways, to a previous chapter in Holmes' story,” said Executive Producer and creator Rob Doherty. “Irene Adler is perhaps the most pivotal relationship in Sherlock's life, and I can't think of an actress better suited to the challenge than Natalie.”

 

Dormer’s television credits include “Game of Thrones” and “The Tudors.” Her feature film credits include the upcoming movies “The Counselor” and “Rush.”

 

Elementary is a modern-day drama about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson, a crime solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, the eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson.

 
  • JJA

    Great casting!

    She is brilliant on Game of Thrones, The Tudors and The Fades.

  • The End

    This actually fits in with Vinnie Jones coming back for 2 upcoming episodes as M.

  • Barbarossa

    Maergary!

  • Dhebdja

    I’m sure she’ll be fine, but Lara Pulver was as Adler on the BBC’s Sherlock

  • Sab G

    Gotta say, this really is great casting. Love ‘Elementary’ and glad this choice won’t screw that up.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Great choice! Really looking forward to these episodes.

  • JulieDawn

    Absolutely loved her as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors….looking forward to this.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Dormer is excellent on GoT, I may have to check out Elementary for these episodes.

  • starship

    She was the best thing about The Tudors and is very good on GoT, I’m sure she’s going to kill it as Irene Adler as well.

  • Wright

    I haven’t seen her since The Fades ended.

  • jlopie1

    Oh, this is going to be good! I love her on GoT! A very wise casting choice, and I think she’ll play very well to the audience in Elementary!

  • AprilFox

    Great casting! She is absolutely fabulous on Game of Thrones.

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