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Scott: Bafta speech was terrifying

Published 29/11/2012 | 08:39

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Andrew Scott was nervous about picking up his Bafta

Andrew Scott has admitted it was "terrifying" collecting his Bafta for his performance in Sherlock.

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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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