Andrew Scott has admitted it was “terrifying” collecting his Bafta for his performance in Sherlock.
The 36-year-old picked up the best supporting actor gong this year for his portrayal of villainous Moriarty in the BBC series, but confessed he was nervous about giving a speech when he accepted the award.
“That was terrifying,” he said. “I was very scared. It was an incredible night but I was very nervous. I think I sounded like I was giving a eulogy at a funeral.”
But the Irish actor said the recognition from his industry at the Baftas was amazing.
“And it’s good for business and it was a great party,” he added.
Andrew – who stars in new drama series The Town – also revealed the joy of winning the award was nearly eclipsed by meeting one of his heroes at the star-studded party.
“The whole thing is such a big blur but Rolf Harris was honoured that night. I’m big into art and I used to absolutely adore him – it’s incredible who you get starstruck by.”
:: The Town begins on ITV1 on Wednesday, December 5.