Lara Pulver: Acting opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman was “thrilling”

The Sherlock actress recalls her dream role in the BBC1 detective drama and why she "embraced Irene Adler with all my might"


For Lara Pulver, the role of Irene Adler was a “gift”. Not only did it afford her the chance to play opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman – “no mean feat” – but it gave her the opportunity to show exactly what she could do. A performance we’re still talking about, two years on. 


Since then she’s appeared in Da Vinci’s Demons and, most recently, Fleming with a role opposite Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow also in the can. She told to about her “career-changing” experience on Sherlock and why she embraced Irene Adler with all her might…

Fleming is available to watch on Sky Go