The BBC has confirmed that the actress will appear "in a role that significantly impacts upon the lives of John and Sherlock"
12:43 PM, 27 March 2013
Sherlock star Martin Freeman could soon have a new, yet strangely familiar, partner in crime-solving, with the news that his long-term girlfriend Amanda Abbington has joined the cast of the BBC1 detective drama.
Abbington was recently spotted in Bristol filming a scene for the upcoming third series alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s detective, and this morning the BBC confirmed her involvement.
There’s no news yet as to who Abbington will be playing – a love interest for Freeman's character John wouldn’t test her acting skills much – but we're told its a role that "significantly impacts upon the lives of John and Sherlock".
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