If there was a prize strictly for diversity among this year's Emmy nominees, Martin Freeman might be the frontrunner. He has double nominations for playing a supposedly meek insurance agent on "Fargo" and a faithful doctor sidekick on "Sherlock: His Last Vow."
In a recent audio podcast with Gold Derby (listen below), Freeman says, "I'm happy enough to just be in the shows, because that's what any actor wants really is to be in good writing and working with good people. To be nominated for any of them is delightful."
Regarding his character of Lester, he says, "It's the kind of role and the kind of show that you never stop having to work on in the most enjoyable way. All those reasons that made you want to be an actor in the first place by pushing yourself and challenging yourself and not being lazy. That was all there in abundance."
Of this past cycle on "Sherlock" and the famed dective duo, he says, "If you know the show, and obviously the audience for it does know the show, they know exactly what that relationship has been and what it's going to mean to John to know that Sherlock has faked his death and is coming back. Not only is Sherlock doing that, but not doing it with any humility, thinking he's really clever about it. It's very clear to anyone who knows these characters which buttons he's going to press in John."