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John Noble to play Sherlock's father during Season 4 of 'Elementary'

By Karen Butler
Actor John Noble. Photo by Heinz Ruckemann/UPI
Actor John Noble. Photo by Heinz Ruckemann/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- John Noble, who was recently seen playing a supernatural villain on Sleepy Hollow, is to star as Sherlock Holmes' wealthy, estranged father in Season 4 of Elementary.

Noble will join the CBS mystery drama's cast as a series regular. His character has been referenced in past seasons as being instrumental in Sherlock's first stint in rehab three years ago and in pairing the brilliant sleuth with Joan Watson, initially his sober companion, and now his investigative partner and friend.

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"We could not be more delighted to have John Noble taking on such an important role," Robert Doherty, series creator and executive producer of Elementary, said in a statement Wednesday. "We've enjoyed his work for many years now – especially his tremendous run on Fringe -- and cannot wait to see him opposite Jonny and Lucy. It's going to be an exciting season."

Noble's other small-screen credits include Forever, The Good Wife and 24.

Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson.

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