Scott: Bafta speech was terrifying

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Andrew Scott was nervous about picking up his Bafta Andrew Scott was nervous about picking up his Bafta

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.

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