[TV] Lars Mikkelsen Teases New Sherlock Villain Charles Magnussen
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.11.2014
He's very different to Moriarty...
In an interview with the BBC (via NME), Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing, Borgen) talked about his Sherlock villain Charles Magnussen, who will appear in "His Last Vow" this Sunday on BBC One. He was seen for a moment at the end of the season three premiere "The Empty Hearse".
He said: "He's so supreme in his power that I read it as quite a different character to Moriarty. Whereas Moriarty is playful as a villain, this character is more supreme. He doesn't even need to raise his voice to dominate people. He doesn't enjoy being a villain; I don't even think he reckons himself as a villain, he just lives off preying on other people."
He also praised the stars of the show, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. He added: "I was a bit starstruck with them but they're such nice people, and they just opened their hearts and their minds, and let me in. So it was quite easy working with them."