|Occupation||Assisstant to Mycroft Holmes|
|Behind the scenes|
|Appearances|| A Study In Pink|
The Empty Hearse
|Portrayed by||Lisa McAllister|
- John: "What's your name then?"
- Anthea: "Anthea"
- John: "Is it your real name?"
- Anthea: "No"
- — A Study In Pink
She is first seen in "A Study In Pink" where she is in the limo which Mycroft uses to "kidnap" John for their conversation. She spends most of the journey using her Blackberry phone, ignoring John. When John asks her what her name is she replies that it's Anthea but admits seconds later that that was a lie.
When John asks her if she ever has any time off, implying that he wishes to go on a date, she replies that she does but makes it clear that she's not interested. She uses her phone to inform Mycroft that the limo dropped John off at 221B Baker Street.
She is seen again at the end of the episode at the crime scene with Mycroft who has come to talk to Sherlock. She doesn't seem to remember John from earlier in the limo. She is told by Mycroft to to increase the level of surveillance status upgraded.
Anthea disappears from the series and is not seen until series three's The Empty Hearse. She is seen briefly whilst Sherlock is in Mycroft's office.