Breathe please breathe.
Edit; Now I’m not flailing I’ll explain. Last year I was in hospital and well, nobody likes hospitals. I got through it with the support of everyone that meant a lot to me and the prospect of tennis (my other love) and the upcoming second series of Sherlock pretty much got me through. A friend of mine and I wrote Sherlock quotes on post-it notes and would stick it on our stuff because it was a little amusement and that’s what his response ‘war with Sherlock’ (I was in favour of Jim’s quotes) means and why he sent me a post-it note with a quote on. He is an incredible man and maybe you can begin to imagine how much this response means.
Thank you so much for your letter. It really made me laugh. It sounds to me like you have a rather wonderful approach to life that I’m sure is inspiring to those around you.
I know how dreary and depressing the atmosphere in hospital can be, so sometimes having a really good laugh really does get you through. I’m really delighted that our work on Sherlock has lit your imagination and I hope your war with ‘Sherlock’ continues long in to the future alongside your new-found friendship.
With much love,
Benedict should take some writing lessons from Andrew! He has excellent penmanship.
I want to send a letter to him, martin or benedict so I have something to look forward to while in hospital but lol…addresses.
The super villain: Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott declares his role in BBC’s Sherlock as arch-nemesis Jim Moriarty to be an absolute blast. “Every time he appears he gets great stuff to do. You get real bang for your buck.” Though Scott first made his mark in theatre – appearing in such award-winning productions as Cock and A Girl in a Car with a Man in London and in David Hare’s The Vertical Hour in New York – he has two more TV dramas coming soon. First, there’s psychological drama The Fuse, starring alongside Christopher Eccleston, for the BBC – “It’s a very human story about obsession,” he says – then an adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s The Scapegoat for ITV.
After that there’s the third series of Sherlock to consider – well, possibly. Any hints about the resolution of season 2’s cliffhanger, which seemed to end with the deaths of Moriarty and Holmes? “I have to remain schtum. Even my mother doesn’t know what happens.”
Favourite sitcoms? Grandma’s House and Twenty Twelve. Olivia Colman and Jessica Hynes are brilliant.
Favourite childhood show? The Muppet Show: the theme music makes me excited even now. I used to watch the drama Chocky, too. There’s something about sophisticated drama for kids – it’s just great.
Guilty pleasure? Judge Judy. It appeals to some weird side of me, I like the way she deals with idiots. I got into it when I was doing Emperor and Galilean at the NT last year. You can’t go home and watch BBC4’s The History of Desks after Ibsen.
Favourite US show? I’ve just started Mad Men. I want to be that person who watches it until 4am, but I don’t think I am.
“Even though he’s an international super-villain, I think he takes great pleasure in what he does. So it was important that I really enjoyed it and we got the sense that Moriarty is really playful about it and not serious. And then sometimes you think that he really is serious about it…sometimes he’s massively scary and sometimes he’s just charm itself.” - Andrew Scott (x)
Andrew Scott’s Interview at the BAFTA Television Awards 2012 Nominees Party
sherlock meme: six characters→Jim Moriarty [2/6]
I was smiling like an idiot throughout this preview. He’s so infectious, I can’t even stand it.
Andrew Scott in Silent Things