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Colm McCarthy directing Sherlock S3E2 * 15 April 2013


As production winds down on the opening episode of Sherlock Series Three, we're pleased to exclusively confirm that Colm McCarthy is indeed stepping behind the camera as director on the second episode to be filmed, S3E2: The Sign of Three, written by Stephen Thompson. 

The read through for the second episode took place this morning, and it will begin principal photography very soon.

For the first time, the episodes in a series of Sherlock are being produced in episode order. Series One saw production begin with S1E3:The Great Game, followed by S1E2: The Blind Banker and S1E1: A Study in Pink, while Series two commenced with S2E2: The Hounds of Baskerville, then S2E3: The Reichenbach Fall and S2E1: A Scandal in Belgravia.

A director for the third episode of the new series, written by Steven Moffat, has yet to be announced.

Colm McCarthy comes to Sherlock with an excellent background in British Television Drama, having previously directed episodes of Hustle, Murphy's Law, The Tudors, and Spooks, as well as the two hour television film Endeavour - the prequel to Inspector Morse. That piece of work proved such a success for producers Mammoth Screen that a series of four further films have been produced, with Colm helming an additional episode.

Colm has already had his work on television screens in 2013 with the broadcast of two episodes of the popular BBC drama Ripper Street, and directed the incredibly well received opening episode of the second section of Doctor Who series seven - The Bells of St John, which was written by Steven Moffat. 

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