WHEN teenager Jenessa Baber joined the crowds where Benedict Cumberbatch was filming Sherlock she was hoping to catch a fleeting glimpse of her hero – what she got instead will stay with her forever.
The Hollywood heartthrobstopped to talk one-on-one with the 16-year-old for 10 minutes, posing for a photo with her and even writing a personal message in her Sherlock book.
Dozens of fans had braved the cold to wait outside The Daffodil restaurant in Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, where Benedict was shooting episodes of the hit BBC1 show on Monday and Tuesday.
Jenessa, from Wotton-inder- Edge, was so determined to meet her hero, she stayed outside The Daffodil long after the crowds had gone on Monday and it paid off when she caught Benedict at around 9pm.
The film studies A-Level student at Katharine Lady Berkeley's School said: "We were the only people there and Ben was so lovely and devoted a whole bunch of time to us even though he had his car waiting.
"I told him I wrote him a letter, but gave it to someone else to hand to him. I had left it earlier as I didn't think I'd get the chance to see him.
"He said, 'I got it, thank you so much. I wrote you a letter back on the back of the envelope and got my friend to bring it out to you, but he couldn't find you. I'm going to get a picture signed and sent to you'.
"He asked me if I was on Twitter, and for me to give everyone a message from him that he was sorry he didn't come out and see them, but he had so much work to do.
"He also thinks that the Sherlock fanbase are a very intelligent bunch and he's very proud and appreciative of us.
"We took the photo and he waited and asked me if I was happy with the photo.
"He said, 'I usually hate the way I look in photos; I could be here all night trying to get a good one'.
"He really was very generous and caring and appreciative of all his fans."
In the book, Benedict wrote: 'Dear Jenessa, thank you so much for your patience and lovely mooving letter. It's really appreciated. Yours Benedict Cumberbatch x'.
"He said'You know I'm tired because I do believe I just put two 'O's' in moving', and then he went on to try and say 'moving' like 'Moo-oo-ving'," added Jenessa.
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