"The sort of opposite of Benedict in everything except the amount of talent. Benedict is a magnificent exotic animal as an actor … He doesn’t look like a normal person; he rarely plays normal people. He plays exceptional people. But Martin finds a sort of poetry in the ordinary man. I love the fastidious realism of everything he does. I believe everything he does. It’s brand new on every take."

  Steven Moffat on Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch.