Jim Moriarty, played by Irish actor Andrew Scott in the new Sherlock Holmes series with Benedict Cumberbatch.
This is not your traditional picture of Professor Moriarty but of a man in a three piece suit who is a computer genius and a bit spoiled.
Here he is, Jim Moriarty, master of all he surveys, can do anything, have anything, but he still has to defeat his Arch Nemesis, Sherlock Holmes. Jim look pugnacious. Take away the suit and he wouldn’t just be smart, but would also be good with his hands and handle himself in Welch’s Gym or a Southie bar on Saturday night. Not just would he win the barroom brawl, but your computer would never be the same in a couple of days.
Jim Moriarty, crying out to the world, “Oh, the boredom, the ennui. I must find a final problem to solve. Oh yes I have it. It’s Sherlock Holmes.
What would Professor Moriarty do today for entertainment? Let’s see, cause the world financial crisis, play with the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, mess with currency trading of the Euro. He certainly would have caused the phone hacking scandal. All to draw Sherlock out.
Ah Jimbo, we hardly knew ye.