Sunday 4 December 2016

'Some b*****d nicked my purse at Emmys' - Actress wishes 'terrible Karmic s**t' on thief

Published 19/09/2016 | 19:54

Amanda Abbington, from left, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, and Rebecca Eaton winners of the award for outstanding television movie for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) at the Emmys. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Amanda Abbington, from left, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, and Rebecca Eaton winners of the award for outstanding television movie for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) at the Emmys. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbingdon

Amanda Abbington, star of Sherlock, has complained that a thief stole her purse from under her seat at the Emmys as she went up on stage to collect an award.

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The British actress, 42, attended the glitzy event in Los Angeles after Sherlock: The Abominable Bride was nominated for Outstanding TV Movie, a prize which the BBC drama went on to win.

Abbington, who appears as Mary Morstan in Sherlock, claimed that her purse, phone and driver's licence was pinched from her seat at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

The actress revealed what happened on Twitter, after welcoming messages from fans congratulating her on Sherlock's win - over rival drama Luther - at the 68th Emmy Awards.

"Thanks for the lovely tweets re; the Emmy's. So pleased we won! Cool, right?," she wrote.

"However, we went up to collect the Emmy, did some press, came back to my seat and some b-----d had nicked my purse from under my seat. Nice.

"Had my phone and driver's licence in it. So whoever took my purse, I hope some terrible Karmic s--t happens to you. How crappy is that."

One follower asked the Mr Selfridge star: "Perhaps it accidentally got kicked away from under the chair and then someone handed it in to staff??"

But Abbington suggested that there was no great Sherlock-style mystery and that her belongings had simply been stolen at the event.

"No, I hung around until everyone had left the auditorium. Nothing there," she said.

Telegraph.co.uk

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