Vinnie Jones to play Sherlock's enemy Moriarty in 'Elementary'?
The Snatch actor will play 'M.' in the CBS procedural's 12th episode, a British criminal billed as "Sherlock's greatest enemy".
In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories, Holmes was plagued by his nemesis Professor Moriarty - the villainous character debuted in 1893 short story 'The Adventure of the Final Problem'.
Moriarty has previously been portrayed by actors such as Eric Porter in ITV's Sherlock Holmes series, by Andrew Scott in the BBC's Sherlock and by Jared Harris in 2011 film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
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Jones - who has not been officially confirmed to be playing the character - is best known for his roles in such films as 2000's Gone in Sixty Seconds and 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand.
His past television credits include a guest role on Chuck and a recurring role on short-lived superhero drama The Cape.
Elementary continues on Thursday at 10/9c on CBS and returns to Sky Living in the UK in February.
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