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Lars Mikkelsen: All you need to know about 'Sherlock's new villain

Moriarty may be dead (or is he?!), but Sherlock and Watson aren't going to be short of problems to solve in the much-anticipated third series of Sherlock.

Exec producer Sue Vertue announced the first major piece of series three casting news yesterday (July 29), revealing that Dane Lars Mikkelsen would be joining the show as dastardly villain Charles Augustus Magnussen.

But what do we know about Magnussen? And for anyone who doesn't know their Forbrydelsen from their Borgen, who is Mikkelsen? Digital Spy has all the details that every Sherlockology fanatic needs to know.

1. Lars Dittman Mikkelsen was born on May 6, 1964 in Denmark.

He graduated from the National Theatre School of Denmark in 1995 and he is married to actress Anette Støvelbæk.

2. Oh. And did we mention he has quite a famous brother called Mads?

Surely a Benedict Cumberbatch/Hugh Dancy, Sherlock/Hannibal crossover episode beckons. Sherlibal? Hannilock?

3. He is best known

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