‘Game of Thrones’ Beauty Natalie Dormer to Appear on ‘Elementary’

Fans of the new CBS drama Elementary will be happy to learn that the series has cast ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Natalie Dormer in the role of legendary Irene Adler.

Dormer, who is also best known for her role of Anne Boleyn in ‘The Tudors’, will have a three-episode arc, first appearing in the May 9 episode of the network’s number one new show of the fall TV season. This will lead up to her appear in the climatic two-hour season finale that is set for May 16.

As fans of the modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes (series lead Jonny Lee Miller) know, Irene Adler was Sherlock’s first and only love in London. Her mysterious murder by the hands of Moriarty is what caused his downward spiral into drug addiction. This, of course, led to Sherlock’s father hiring a sober companion in the form of Dr. Joan Watson (series lead Lucy Liu), who has quickly become an indispensible partner in solving some of the most impossible cases for the NYPD with the genius crime-solver.

Executive producer and series creator Rob Doherty had this to share about the casting of Dormer, “We’re moving to the next chapter in our show – and in some ways, to a previous chapter in Holmes’ story. Irene Adler is perhaps the most pivotal relationship in Sherlock’s life, and I can’t think of an actress better suited to the challenge than Natalie.

Among Dormer’s other credits are the box office films ‘Casanova’ and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.

The next new episode of the debut season of ‘Elementary’ will air on CBS on Thursday, April 25 at 10/9c.