Sunday 4 December 2016

Sherlock star suspects villainy after purse vanishes at Emmys

Published 19/09/2016 | 13:06

Sherlock star Amanda Abbington plays Mary Morstan, the wife of Dr Watson - her real-life partner, Martin Freeman
Sherlock star Amanda Abbington plays Mary Morstan, the wife of Dr Watson - her real-life partner, Martin Freeman

Sherlock star Amanda Abbington has complained that a thief stole her purse from under her seat at the Emmys - after she walked up on stage to collect the trophy for the sleuth drama.

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

Abbington, who appears as Mary Morstan in Sherlock - and whose partner is the drama's co-star Martin Freeman, who plays her on-screen husband Dr John Watson - complained 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 bastard 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 shit 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.

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