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Thursday 18 September 2014

Piven: Cumberbatch upstaged me

Published 21/03/2014 | 11:12

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Jeremy Piven says he was upstaged by Benedict Cumberbatch

Jeremy Piven has said he found himself upstaged by Benedict Cumberbatch at a recent TV Q and A.

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The Mr Selfridge star was on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his ITV show which airs on PBS in the US and said he had been out-starred by the British actor.

According to Digital Spy he said: "PBS is putting it out and we went and did a Q and A for the critics and they said we were going to share it with Sherlock.

"[We were told,] 'You'll do your Q and A, they'll do theirs, then we'll put it out to the critics and if they have any questions they will come to the stage and ask you or Sherlock questions.'

"They guide me to the stage in the dark and when the lights come on they say, 'Please give your questions to Sherlock', and they forgot to say Mr Selfridge."

Jeremy continued: "I am standing there on the stage while hundreds of people made their way to Benedict Cumberb*tch.

"By the way, he is a brilliant actor and a true gentleman and Sherlock is genius. I am a huge fan and he'll never speak to me again!"

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