Mrs Watson shows off her new love
ACTRESS Amanda Abbington, who spoke openly of her heartbreak when she split up with her Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman after 16 years, tells me that she has found love again. Amanda, 44, who has two children with Freeman, confirms she’s courting Northern Irish actor Jonjo O’Neill, 40, who has appeared in hit television series including The Fall. ‘My boyfriend Jonjo is in the show tonight,’ she said at the Harold Pinter birthday gala in the West End. ‘I’m so excited to see him perform. We both love Pinter.’ The actress, who kept her separation from Freeman in 2016 a secret for six months partly because they played Dr Watson and his wife in Sherlock, says O’Neill has already given her a taste for old pleasures. ‘I was vegetarian for three years and then I met my boyfriend and became a meateater again,’ she explains.