We decided early on that we needed someone very beautiful, in contrast to Benedict! Well, I was asked, they forced me. It’s hard. I could have been very noble and said no but life’s too short. I would kill to play Mycroft Holmes, so I just am!
Mark Gatiss on the arm-twisting that persuaded him to play Mycroft
sherlock challenge ☂ six characters | Mycroft Holmes
The most dangerous man you’ve ever met, and not my problem right now.
He’s your brother?
Of course he’s my brother
I want an episode where Mycroft goes completely badass and pulls a fucking knife or something out of the handle of that umbrella and just kills someone. That would be awesome.
I can see him doing it very neatly. Just standing there observing the attacker and predicts carefully how this is going to end. And then, without a single warning he pulls out the blade, buries it without a care in the world between the lowest ribs, letting the man fall with his head to his shoulder and he says “All things must come to an end.” with a lazy voice. Then he just watches as the man falls to the ground, without making as much as an excuse. When it’s all over, he sees a stain of blood on his expensive suit and sighs “Sadly, even this suit…” and tucks the knife back into his umbrella. Walking away to get back to his car.
Yes, he’s been in touch. Seems desperate for my attention.