Sometimes the audience’s criticisms are superficial. Sometimes, the criticisms are about storytelling. And sometimes they’re damning in a bigger and more serious way. As Moffat’s shows have become more and more popular — fueled by Capaldi’s casting, the season-two cliffhanger of “Sherlock” and the increasing international fame of Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch — fans andcritics alike have observed race-inflected insensitivity, mishandling of queer characters and most frequently, a laughable inability to write female characters. I see it, too; Moffat’s sensibilities can be a reflection of the worst sides of the British status quo, while deceptively cloaked in the intellectual optimism of fast-talking genre fiction. It doesn’t help that he is a fast talker, eager to give off-the-cuff remarks in the moment that aren’t quite as charming out of context.

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Martin Freeman: "I prefer to bare all in nude scenes"

The Sherlock and Hobbit actor talks about stripping down for roles, and erotic fan fiction linking him and Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock fans, remain calm, but… Martin Freeman has revealed he prefers to let it all hang out when doing nude scenes. 

Speaking to Jonathan Ross about his flesh-bearing role in classic(-ish) rom-com Love Actually, in which he plays an actor’s body double, Freeman talked about preserving his modesty. “It’s not an easy thing to get naked in front of 80 people eating bagels or whatever,” he said, “I’ve done a few naked things in my time and after a while, I stopped using what they give you.”