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Julie Walters wins best actress at International Emmy Awards

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Julie Walters was named best actress at this year’s International Emmy Awards, which also saw Christopher Eccleston take home the prize for best actor.

Walters won for her performance in Mo, which was shown on Channel 4, while Eccleston won for his performance in BBC1’s Accused.

Accused, written by Jimmy McGovern, was also named best drama series at the ceremony, which honours programmes made outside of the US.

In total, british talent and programmes won five awards at the ceremony, held on Monday, with the prize for best arts show going to Gareth Goes to Glyndebourne, which was made by Twenty Twenty Television.

The World’s Strictest Parents, also made by Twenty Twenty Television, won the award for best non-scripted show.

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