Published On: Sun, Jan 19th, 2014

Amanda Abbington discusses ‘Mr Selfridge’ filming and ‘Sherlock’ season 4

Actress Amanda Abbington proclaimed it was ‘brutal’ filming Mr Selfridge and Sherlock at the same time.

sherlock-season-3 photoWhile appearing on This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford to promote the return of ITV’s Mr Selfridge, Abbington confirmed there had to be some script changes to allow her to finish working on the Benedict Cumberbatch led hit show.

“It was brutal,” she said of going from Neasden (where the Mr Selfridge set was) to Cardiff (where the BBC filmed Sherlock).

Speaking about the return of Mr Selfridge, she said, “We are at the start of the First World War so there is a lot of tension in Britain and everyone is slightly on edge… but my character get left a house and a disposable income which makes her more confident and makes her turn a few heads.”

In the series her character has to go off to Geneva after receiving bad news.

Abbington seems confident that she’ll back for the fourth season of Sherlock.

Amanda reveals to the hosts that this was because of Sherlock filming commitments for series 3.

“We hope so, yes. Mark (Gatiss) and Stephen (Moffat) are writing stuff as we speak and its just a question of getting everyone together this year… hopefully this year.”

She added: “We know roughly what’s going to happen – which is fantastic!”

Fans shouldn’t fear the possibility of “if” there will be a fourth season, just “when” as even Cumberbatch hinted at a fifth season – “We’ve agreed to two more series but I could get into trouble for saying that,” revealed Cumberbatch when asked about a fourth season. “All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three [episodes of the upcoming series] and another three.”

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