Sharon Rooney, last seen in E4’s My Mad Fat Diary, is to join the cast of Sherlock – most likely for the series three finale.
Rooney will play a character named Laura according to her online CV, although other details of the part remain scarce.
“We won’t be saying any more about her role at this point,” a spokesperson told RadioTimes.com, but there are good reasons to believe Rooney will appear in the concluding instalment of the three-part series.
Episode one of Sherlock is already in the can, with the second part set to wrap soon prior to a summer break. And since Rooney has not previously been linked with the series (despite several more high-profile names being leaked) it seems likely her character is bound for the final episode.
Sherlock series 3 is due to air on BBC1 towards the end of the year.