I was sixteen, and it was the first time I had ever done a play at school. We did Jean Brodie. I was Jean Brodie. The first night with everyone clapping, I had a proper light bulb moment – I was like “Oh you are kidding. If I can get money for doing this, that would be amazing.” It was something I could do, and I loved it. For a long time I was no sure I could be an actor because I didn’t know anyone that was, and my parents weren’t. I didn’t know you could get into it if you didn’t have that sort of background. It took a long time to finally pluck up the courage to say out loud: “I want to be an actor.”- Olivia Colman
The consistent lack of recognition for John Watson and the brilliance of Martin Freeman has ALWAYS bothered me about BBC Sherlock. Martin has won a BAFTA and an Emmy for playing John Watson, yet it always feels like he is less than absolutely critical to the success of the show. As much as I love the show, John, and Johnlock I am honestly ready for it to be over so I can let go of this anger I feel about Martin being so unappreciated.