Mycroft Holmes will feature in Enola Holmes so let’s explore the actor set to bring the character to life in the forthcoming Netflix film.

Is it just us or has Netflix absolutely killed it with the content this year?

With much of the year spent in lockdown, many of us have spent far more time in front of the TV making friends with Netflix.

There has been an abundance of terrific television on offer so far in 2020, with such lockdown hits as Tiger King and White Lines keeping us engrossed from beginning to end.

That being said, there have been some cinematic gems that we anticipate making many end of the year lists come December.

These include the likes of The Old Guard, Da 5 Bloods, Project Power, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and more. However, there is still much more to come and the trailer for Enola Holmes already has us counting down the days.

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Directed by Harry Bradbeer, Millie Bobby Brown stars as the titular Enola Holmes, with the film based on Nancy Springer’s book series of the same name.

The character is the younger sister of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, but also his older brother Mycroft…

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Who plays Mycroft Holmes in Enola Holmes?

  • In Enola Holmes, the character of Mycroft Holmes is played by Sam Claflin.

The 34-year-old English actor will also star alongside Henry Cavill (Justice League), who plays his brother.

Sam’s character has long appeared in the popular work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is arguably conceived as an even smarter mind than his brother.

Mycroft has been portrayed on the screen across the decades a number of times, with Stephen Fry’s take in 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows arguably being the most widely known.

More recently, Hugh Laurie played him in 2018’s Holmes & Watson.

We look forward to seeing what Sam brings to the part but where exactly may audiences recognise him from?

Sam Claflin: Previous roles

According to IMDb, Sam first appeared on screens back in the 2010 TV mini-series The Pillars of the Earth (he played Richard).

Many became acquainted with him when he landed the part of Philip in 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He followed up his success in this franchise instalment and joined Snow White and the Huntsman (William), later starring in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Finnick Odair).

Other movie roles include The Quiet Ones (Brian McNeil), The Riot Club (Alex Stewart), Love, Rosie (Alex Stewart), Me Before You (Will Traynor), The Nightingale (Hawkins) and Charlie’s Angels (Alexander Brock).

Peaky Blinders fans may also recognise him as Oswald Mosley.

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Follow him on Instagram

If you fancy keeping up to date with potential forthcoming projects and so forth it’s worth following him on Instagram.

You can find him over at @mrsamclaflin.

He recently posted the trailer for the film and his fans are already celebrating its forthcoming release in the comment section.

You can finally check it out on Netflix from Wednesday, September 23rd 2020.

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