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Jeremy Piven overshadowed by Benedict Cumberbatch at Q&A mix-up

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Mar 20, 2014 | 6:46am EDT

Actor Jeremy Piven found himself embarrassingly overshadowed by British star Benedict Cumberbatch when the pair shared a question and answer session. Both actors star in British shows which are being aired in the U.S. by the PBS network and a joint press conference was arranged to promote Piven's show Mr Selfridge and Cumberbatch's Sherlock. The Entourage star expected a barrage of questions about Mr Selfridge, but he found himself being ignored as organisers forgot to announce the session was for both shows and journalists concentrated on Cumberbatch instead. Piven tells talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, "We went and did a Q&A for the critics and they said we were going to share it with Sherlock... They guide me to the stage in the dark and when the lights come on they say, 'Please give your questions to Sherlock,' and they forgot to say Mr Selfridge. I am standing there on the stage while hundreds of people made their way to Benedict Cumberb**ch (sic)."

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