‘Spartacus’ Actor John Hannah to Guest Star on ‘Elementary

Actor John Hannah, best known for his role on the Starz period drama ‘Spartacus’, will be showing up in a guest starring role on an upcoming episode of Elementary.

Thanks to a report at TV Guide, we can share that Hannah will play Rhys, the former drug dealer to Sherlock Holmes (series lead Jonny Lee Miller) in London who comes to New York to seek help from the sleuth.

Executive producer Rob Doherty had this to share about the character, “Rhys is somebody who was helpful to Sherlock in London every once in a while with respect to cases…he was a guy who had his finger on the pulse of crime in London. (But) that’s all in the past. When we meet him in the present, he has sought Sherlock out because several years ago he saw an opportunity to retire from the business. He ripped off his bosses and made off with about $2 million and retired to Thailand. (However), his daughter, who actually lives in New York, has been abducted and is being held for ransom. He comes to Sherlock because even Rhys understands and appreciates that on drugs or off drugs, Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in the history of detecting.”

Many movie goers will recognize Hannah from his role in ‘The Mummy’ film franchise, but he also had a role in the box office films ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and ‘Sliding Doors’ as well as guest appearances in TV shows such as ‘Alias’, ‘Carnivale’ and ‘Damages’.

The debut season of ‘Elementary’ airs on CBS on Thursday nights at 10/9c with the next new episode expected to air on January 31, but please check your local listings for an exact air date.