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Thursday 24 July 2014

Freeman: Sherlock night shoots hard

Martin Freeman said shooting during long, cold nights can be hard

Martin Freeman has admitted he is not looking forward to filming the new series of Sherlock in blizzard conditions.

The Hobbit star - who was crowned Best Actor at the Jameson Empire Awards - has just begun filming the new series of the hit TV show with Benedict Cumberbatch, and faces long night shoots during the icy weather.

Martin said: "We're going to be in Bristol tomorrow doing exteriors, and I think it will be freezing.

"I don't know whether it's actually snowing in Bristol at the moment, but either way it will be very, very cold and it will be hard - because we're doing nights as well."

The former star of The Office confessed he felt a bit embarrassed at the awards ceremony after realising his green suit and red shirt matched his gong perfectly.

Martin insisted he had not chosen the outfit on purpose. "No I didn't! I like colour alright! But it is almost exactly the same isn't it? It just looks like I've dressed to match, or as some sort of Christmas decoration. But I didn't really twig that."

The actor is returning to New Zealand in May for a few months more filming on Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of The Hobbit.

He said: "I'm looking forward to going back. There are restaurants and record shops I'm looking forward to going back to. And it's a lovely bunch of people as well, so to spend two more months out there is fine and dandy."

He joked: "We'd better finish the films. I think it's contractual we should finish them!"

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