Ophelia Lovibond Joins CBS’ ‘Elementary’

Ophelia Lovibond
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British actress Ophelia Lovibond has earned her first U.S. television debut with a recurring role on CBS’ “Elementary.”

Lovibond is set to play Kitty Winter, the new protege to Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes. The character immediately becomes rivals with her predecessor, Joan Watson (Lucy Liu). Kitty’s reasons for undertaking Holmes’ partnership are nebulous, and her new arrangement with Holmes will have ongoing repercussions for his relationship with Joan.

Lovibond credits include U.K. television series “The Wilsons” and “Mr. Sloane.” She will also be seen in Marvel’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Her character will first appear during “Elementary’s” season premiere on Oct. 30.

She is repped by ICM in the States, Jane Epstein at Independent Talent Group in the U.K., Principato-Young Entertainment and Public Eye Communications.

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  1. Jay says:

    Kitty is a great part of the show and a Darn good actress.

  2. SeaView says:

    I’m sorry to say, but they need to ditch the “Kitty” character. She’s dead weight. Even when the narrative focuses on her story, she’s completely uninteresting. Since most of the show’s energy has been driven by the give-and-take between Joan and Sherlock, the insertion of this new character as Sherlock’s “protégé” has taken the wind out of the show’s sails. Now we have this leaden “Kitty” character just kind of morosely floating in-between and around the other characters. As a viewer, I’m not intrigued by her mysterious background; I don’t even care, frankly. The addition of a new character might work, but they need to find an actor with chops.

    • Mike says:

      You are a moron who clearly dosent understand the scope the Kitty character brings, who is played brilliantly by Ophelia Lovibond, I think you are a person who lacks the brainpower to comprehend the scale of the characters involved now that kitty has been added to the dynamic of the famous duo, also the show has more interest instead of just being about Sherlock and Watson.

      • SeaView says:

        The Boston Globe, and other “moronic” viewpoints, say exactly the same thing I have said: Her character brings absolutely nothing to the show, and in fact is simply a morose presence. There’s nothing “brilliant” about moping around on screen. Perhaps Streep could make it interesting, but she’s probably the only actress alive who could do so.

      • SeaView says:

        That is, they say exactly the same thing I have said: Her character brings absolutely nothing to the show, and in fact is simply a morose presence. There’s nothing “brilliant” about moping around on screen. Streep could make it interesting, but she’s probably the only actress alive who could do so.

      • SeaView says:

        Interesting, given that the Boston Globe and other “moronic” publications says exactly the same thing.

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