Martin Freeman, who is currently filming The Hobbit in New Zealand with director Peter Jackson has been allowed time off in order to film scenes for the new series of Sherlock.
Freeman made sure when he signed up to the film that he would be able to fulfil his commitment to the BBC series.
Sir Ian McKellen revealed the arrangement in a blog post, saying: âBefore signing as Bilbo, Martin has agreed to make three 90-minute TV flims in London, again playing Dr Watson to Benedict Cumberbatchâs Sherlock Holmes.â?
âNo worries: heâll be back in Middle Earth after our first hiatus, during which Peter Jackson will have spare time to edit the scenes already completed.â?
Things are going quite well for Freeman lately, with parts as Middle Earthâs most famous Hobbit and the worldâs most famous detective.