By Bruna Nessif
Benedict Cumberbatch, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Parade’s End on HBO:
“What an amazing honour. I have just landed back in the UK from New Zealand via Japan and am about to board another plane so not sure if this nomination is just the result of too many G+T’s from the drinks Trolly and dreadful jet lag and may not exist in the morning.
“I was so honoured to work on Parade’s End, to get the chance to get under the skin of such a complex beautifully written character as Tietjens with a script written by the unsurpassable Sir Tom Stoppard and then to get to work on that script with the likes of the incredible Rebecca Hall, Roger Allamand Adelaide Clemens under the eye of the superlative Suzanna White is simply a dream come true for an actor.
“To then receive an Emmy nomination amongst some of my acting heroes for having that privilege is beyond thrilling . Thank you.”