This is a show about characters
(all but Molly and the new police officers were created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle):
Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch), John Watson (Martin Freeman) and Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss)
- The Main Characters
- Two place and one piece of clothing are almost characters in the original Sherlock Holmes and in the new BBC version of Sherlock:
- The show has turned into a family affair but all are professionals, or in the case of the child, gives a professional performance:
- Executive Producer Sue Vertue is the wife of co-creator Steven Moffat.
- Watson's wife is played by Martin Freeman's wife, Amanda Abbington, a professional actor.
- Sherlock's parents are played by Benedict Cumberbatch's parents, who are both professional actors (Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton).
- Young Sherlock in "His Last Vow" is played by co-creator Steven Moffat and Executive Producer Sue Vertue's son, Louis Oliver.
- Moffat’s mother-in-law Beryl Vertue also serves as executive producer.
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