I know Jared Harris as that creepy English dude from Fringe. You know, the one in the German jail? Apparently, heâ€™s in other stuff, but I havenâ€™t seen it, so thatâ€™s how I know him.
I expect Iâ€™ll soon be referring to him as that guy who plays Moriarty. Iâ€™m hoping you can follow this trail of bread crumbs.
In case Iâ€™m being too opaque, Harris is taking on the role of Moriarty in the next Sherlock Holmes movieâ€”and, yes, that would be a sequel to Guy Ritchieâ€™s Robert Downey Jr.-Jude Law vehicle, the sequel which will have Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes.
Since my exposure to Harris is limited, I actually have a hard time picturing him as Moriarty. Moriarty in my mind is Holmes minus ethics and morality. I would imagine that is the entire point. Given that, I canâ€™t see creepy Fringe dude being a doppelganger for Robert Downey Jr.â€™s Holmes.
However, I am more than willing to put some faith in Ritchie that heâ€™ll pull it off. Just donâ€™t let him write the thing.