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Vinnie Jones to play Moriarty in Elementary

Vinnie Jones is tipped to play Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes drama, Elementary.

CBS announced that Jones will appear as a British criminal, billed as "Sherlock's greatest enemy". The only details given about the character is the initial 'M'.

Professor Moriarty appeared in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, but his debut in 'The Adventure of The Final Problem' was his only appearance in the canon.

The character has been portrayed more recently in the BBC series Sherlock by Andrew Scott, and in the 2011 film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows by Jared Harris.

Jones has appeared as villains in US TV before in Chuck and The Cape.

The episode will air this Thursday on CBS. Elementary returns to Sky Living in February.

The trailer for the episode is below:

So, how does Jones match up to other Moriartys to you? Does he project an air of devious villainy? Comment!

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