Jamie Cullum: I’m here to present the Actor of the Year Award. The winner of GQ’s Actor of the Year Award, he’s had an amazing year. He’s swapped the roles of doctor and monster in Danny Boyle’s spectacular stage production of Frankenstein which has brought him critical acclaim. And this autumn he is filming the reprisal of his role of the eccentric Sherlock Holmes for the BBC. And he definitely has a name that is very, very satisfying to say out loud. His name is Benedict Cumberbatch.
Benedict: (adjusting the mic) I can’t believe I’m bringing that down. I never thought I’d quote Kylie but wow, wow, wow. Wow. This is amazing. Thank you very much. I’m deeply honored. It makes up for a blog that I accidentally read last night that described me as ‘horse-faced, arse-named, wooden and untalented.’ I can dispute the last two, possibly, because you have honored me with this but the first two.. Yeah, I am horse-faced and arse-named but there we go, what can you do? That’s what I was born and blessed with. This is a huge honor. It’s been a fantastic year for me. And this is gonna take up a massive space on my very small mantelpiece so thank you very much indeed. Good night.