The cast of Sherlock are currently enjoying the career boom that comes from starring in one of the hottest shows on TV… but it wasn’t always going their way. At one point, they were just jobbing young actors. Read on for a look at a few of Sherlock‘s finest back before they were famous.
Martin Freeman has actually been a familiar face for about fifteen years now, since he had his big break on Ricky Gervais’ hit comedy The Office. Freeman played Tim, the lovesick best friend of receptionist Dawn. Before that, though, he had small roles on a number of TV shows – including hospital drama Casualty. Have a look at the 27 year old Freeman in action below:
Another Sherlock star who started on Casualty was Louise Brealey. Back in 2002, she landed her first TV role as regular character Roxy Bird and went on to play the role for over 95 episodes. At the time, she was also working as a journalist. In fact, it was an unsavoury piece she wrote about Christopher Eccleston which cost her the part of Rose Tyler in Doctor Who!
Una Stubbs has had such a long and illustrious career over the past fifty years that it’s hard to find footage of her from before she was famous. Instead, here’s a taster of what she got up to before she was Mrs Hudson.
Back in the 80s, she released a fitness album called If You Can Dance You Can Do It. Bust out your leg warmers and dance along with Una to the video below!