Harris to play Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis

The British actor will play Holmes’ nemesis in the Guy Ritchie film, which will star Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Stephen Fry and Noomi Rapace, according to LatinoReview.com.

Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle’s Moriarty is considered by many the most treacherous of literary bad guys.

The character was most recently played onscreen by Moulin Rouge! star Richard Roxburgh in A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.