Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch Causes a Stir at TCA Press Tour
I've been attending the Television Critics Assn. press tour since 1996, and I can't remember ever seeing so much frenzy over a PBS press conference as there was for Monday's Masterpiece panel on "Sherlock." The reason? An appearance by Benedict Cumberbatch. The actor has been here before, but his star has really taken off. So much so that a well-behaved and calm crowd of fans (mostly young girls, who happened to be out of school because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday) gathered outside the Langham Huntington Hotel to catch a glimpse -- and perhaps a photo and signature -- of Cumberbatch.
Shamelessly looking to stir Twitter into a frenzy, we all also Tweeted up a storm during the press conference and made sure to chronicle Cumberbatch's visit with the fans: