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AboutI do lots of things here. I fawn over tailoring. I answer questions. I adulate the Holmes Brothers. I ship Mythea and Mystrade. I admire Mycroft Holmes from afar, and sometimes I even write about it.
cuteaggression asked: Hey can we talk about Anthea headcanons? I tend to see her as having a middle-class, maybe small village upbringing and being a big fish in a small pond, and coming to London with big ambitions. I imagine that she saw working for Mycroft as a great career stepping stone and ended up caring for him personally much more than she anticipated. Idk what do you think?
I actually have a really hard time envisioning Anthea’s past. I suppose it’s because we’ve seen so little of her.
I certainly agree Anthea is of a middle class, probably upper-middle class, background. The accent Lisa McAllister uses certainly feels that way, and is very different from the voice she has used in the few other things I have seen her in, where she tends to play a more urban, London type. So a small villiage in the south of England would suit Anthea.
I do tend to envision her, less as a career woman and office-based Girl Friday, but more as a woman of action who dislikes being in the office as much as Mycroft, albeit for very different reasons to the canonically lazy Holmes. Her major duties often include doing her employer’s legwork when his brother refuses to do it. I picture her coming to Mycroft through MI6, an operative looking for something more interesting than listening to chatter. And once she met Mycroft, and he deduced everything about her, she was sunk.
But that’s just me.
I love Anthea. I hope she’s back next series. Cross all your fingers!