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Steven Moffat with Sherlock's BAFTA for Best Drama

Sherlock scoops top prize at BAFTAs

22 May 2011

Hartswood Films’ Sherlock was a double winner at the 2011 BAFTA Awards.

Sherlock, the much praised contemporary version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic was named Best Drama Series on Sunday 22nd May, whilst Martin Freeman received the Best Supporting Actor Award at the ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Writer Mark Gatiss, who co-created the series with Steven Moffat, told the audience: “It’s a huge honour and a fantastic surprise. Thank you so much – it’s a huge thrill.”

Steven Moffat credited his wife Sue Vertue with getting the idea off the ground after he and Mark Gatiss had discussed their love of the Victorian detective.

Martin Freeman said: “I know it’s very fashionable to say you don’t care about this stuff, but I’m very chuffed.” He also paid tribute to his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, who was nominated for Best Actor.

The glittering annual awards ceremony was hosted by Graham Norton.