Benedict didn’t win…
Was anyone else hoping that the audience’s mobiles would go off and we’d see “WRONG!” displayed?
Nope? Just me then.
Someone who had been nominated for a BAFTA for their work on Misfits’ post about their encounter with Benedict Cumberbatch after the BAFTAs:
And then, just when you thought it was all over…
I get into *my* Audi A8 at 2.11am, resigned to the fact that the night is over. Then, Dominic West knocks on the window asking for a lift to the Corinthia, he can’t find his driver. I concede. He sits in the back. He’s holding the BAFTA he just won for Leading actor. We talk about Joe (Gilgun) and how wonderful he is and how he wanted to meet him. I tell him he must.
They (him and his agent, Angharad) invite me for a drink, I ask Derek (the driver) if he would mind terribly waiting for me a little more, guilt weighing in strong (he’s been waiting for me since 4.45pm). I head in with them.
Dominic is trying to call Benedict Cumberbatch, he’s staying at the hotel. Shortly after, he comes and joins us. They tried to make Whiskey sours out of egg white, lime juice and whiskey because the bar was closed. I stuck to my vodka soda.
I show Benedict ‘The NightJar,’ the iPhone game made by Somethin’ Else that he narrated. He’s never seen it before. He almost jumps at the sound of his own voice warning him not to run. He passes the level I’ve been stuck on for weeks, without headphones on. He’s incredibly humble and calm.
After boasting that my driver is much cooler than Dominic’s cos he’s waiting for me, my phone rings. Derek’s finally had enough. I go to leave. But not before getting a photo of myself holding that Bafta. (That’s Benedict behind me).
I didn’t win one, but that. was. FUN.
Large quantities of Sherlock, Parks & Recreation, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Martin Freeman, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, podcast randomness, and much more will be found here. The level of appreciation is up to you.
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