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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Tom Hollander among winners at 2017 BAFTA TV Awards

hoebe Waller-Bridge in BBC3’s Fleabag, which she both writes and stars in, and which started life as a one-woman fringe show. Photo: BBC/Two Brothers Pictures Ltd Phoebe Waller-Bridge won best female performance in a comedy programme for Fleabag. Photo: BBC/Two Brothers Pictures Ltd
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Actors Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tom Hollander, Adeel Akhtar and Sarah Lancashire were among the winners at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards.

Waller-Bridge, who won The Stage Edinburgh Award for acting excellence in 2013, picked up the female performance in a comedy programme prize for her role in the self-penned Fleabag, which originated on stage and was later adapted for the BBC.

Lancashire was given the leading actress award for Happy Valley, with Akhtar taking home the leading actor prize for Murdered by My Father.

Happy Valley also won the drama series award, beating Netflix’s The Crown, The Durrells on ITV and the BBC’s War and Peace.

Hollander’s performance in The Night Manager won him best supporting actor, with Wunmi Mosaku winning best supporting actress for Damilola, Our Loved Boy.

All four acting prizes were for dramas shown on the BBC.

Steve Coogan won the male performance in a comedy programme for Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle, while National Treasure, starring Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters, won the mini-series award, and Damilola, Our Loved Boy the prize for a single drama.
Elsewhere, Emmerdale won the soap award and BBC3’s People Just Do Nothing the prize for scripted drama.

The awards were presented on May 14 at a ceremony held at the Royal Festival Hall.

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