Louise Brealey chuffed by response to Hooper in Sherlock special

"You make being a part of Sherlock amazing," the actress told fans


*Episode spoilers follow*


Actress Louise Brealey says fans have been “so very, very kind” after her turn as a male character in this year’s Sherlock special.

The Abominable Bride saw BBC’s Sherlock delve into Victorian London where Molly Hooper was pretending to be a man. ‘Hooper’ came complete with gruff accent and fluffy moustache, running things in the morgue with none other than Anderson as her assistant.

Chuffed with the reaction from fans Brealey tweeted:

Posting a snap of the new-look Hooper, Brealey also thinks she really rather pulls off the look and is more than happy with that.


The episode itself proved to be a hit, drawing 8.4 million viewers on New Year’s Day, the highest-rated drama of the festive period. Filming on series four is expected to begin in the Spring.