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Benedict Cumberbatch scoops top BAFTA for Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch scooped one of the top television BAFTA awards of the night for his role as Sherlock Holmes - the only one voted for by the public.

Benedict Cumberbatch scoops top BAFTA for Sherlock Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

But the Hollywood actor was not at the ceremony to collect the award, and instead was said to be looking after his new wife who is heavily pregnant.

The gong goes some way to make up for his Oscar disappointment earlier this year, when he was beaten to best actor by Eddie Redmayne.

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