Veteran voice actor Nolan North to receive BAFTA Special Award

Maxine Peake as Sara Rowbotham in Three Girls

Maxine Peake as Sara Rowbotham in Three Girls

Along with the show's award for Best Mini-Series, star Molly Windsor won the BAFTA for Leading Actress.

In the BBC drama, Holly meets two teenage sisters, Amber and Ruby, who later introduce her to their "friends" and "boyfriends" who turn out to be older Asian men who give the girls free food and alcohol from their takeaway. This means a great deal to me and I am really honoured. I don't think [the abuse] will ever leave any of them, but she is fearless enough to go through it again with us to film it. 'Much controversy followed of course, ' she said.

Vanessa Kirby, 30, who plays Princess Margaret in The Crown, dazzled in a sequinned gown and went on to win the Best Supporting actress BAFTA for her role.

In the drama categories, Peaky Blinders won the BAFTA for Drama Series, and docudrama Murdered for Being Different was presented with the award for Single Drama. "But let me say I'll just be putting in half the effort".


The British Academy Television Awards were held on Sunday night at The Royal Festival Hall in London.

Sean Bean won the award for Leading Actor for his performance as a Catholic priest in Broken against Joe Cole for the "Hang the DJ" episode of Black Mirror, Tim Piggott-Smith for King Charles III and Jack Rowan for Born to Kill.

The cast of Three Girls praised the social workers and police officers who risked their jobs, while accepting their award for the drama, which told the real story of abused and sexually exploited school girls from Rochdale.

Love Island received the BAFTA for Reality & Constructed Factual, and Channel 5 won its first BAFTA since 2011, for Cruising with Jane McDonald in the Features category.

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