Sherlock scoops top prize at BAFTAs
22 May 2011
Hartwood Films’ Sherlock was a double winner at the 2011 BAFTA Awards.
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.