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Sherlock Series 3 begins filming March 18 2013 * 08 March 2013

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Following weeks (or is it months?) of speculation, Sherlockology can reveal that filming on the eagerly anticipated third series of Sherlock will commence on Monday March 18 2013.

Martin Freeman and other sources have been counting down to the beginning of production over the past weeks in various interviews and events, and so we approached Hartswood Films producer Sue Vertue with a likely date for the start of filming, which she confirmed for us. 

Sue also kindly confirmed a second piece of information relating to filming on the new series. Long planned scheduling around the availability of both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman means that principal photography on Sherlock Series Three will be done in two sections, with two episodes being filmed from March 18. A break will occur in the early summer, and then the third and final episode will be shot a few weeks later.

Sue commented: "We could never have fitted all three films into one long go because of everyone's availability.  It's being flexible like this which allows us to keep making them."

So, the wait for information on the start of filming is over, and as production shifts into top gear we'll be bringing you all the news - spoiler free! - on Sherlock Series Three as it develops.