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Steven Moffat and Benedict Cumberbatch honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

16 Jun 2015

Hartswood Films would like to congratulate Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat on his OBE, and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch on his CBE, awarded in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Steven Moffat – OBE

Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat has received an Order of the British Empire for his services to drama.

Steven, also a Board Director at Hartswood Films, is one of the UK’s most prestigious and successful television writers. As the showrunner on BBC Doctor Who and co-creator and writer of Sherlock, Steven has helped propel the success of British drama worldwide.

He previously won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie’ for Sherlock: His Last Vow and the RTS Judges’ Award for his outstanding contribution to television in 2011. His BBC Two cult sitcom Coupling won him the Silver Rose of Montreux in 2001 and the award for Best TV Comedy at the British Comedy Awards in 2003.

Steven’s other television work includes Hartswood Films’ Jekyll starring James Nesbitt, BBC Two’s Joking Apart, Chalk for BBC One, and Press Gang which won a BAFTA and RTS for Best Children’s Program and was nominated for two Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards.

Benedict Cumberbatch – CBE

Benedict, who has the title role in Hartswood Films’ internationally acclaimed show Sherlock, has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the performing arts and charity.

Benedict’s role as Sherlock won him an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie’, as well as a National Television Award for ‘Best Detective.’

Benedict’s critically-acclaimed film career includes a role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, for which he received an Oscar and BAFTA nomination, and slave owner William Ford in 12 Years A Slave. Further films include The Fifth Estate, The Hobbit, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.