Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

This Country, Three Girls Each Score Two BAFTA TV Awards

This Country, Three Girls Each Score Two BAFTA TV Awards

Foy's co-star Vanessa Kirby triumphed in the supporting actress category for her portrayal of Princess Margaret, giving streaming service Netflix its first TV Bafta.

The newcomer beat the likes of The Crown's Claire Foy, Little Boy Blue's Sinead Keenan and Line of Duty's Thandie Newton.

The six-part BBC One programme, which aired previous year, tells the story of Fr Kerrigan - a well-respected Catholic priest presiding over a large parish on the outskirts of a major city in northern England.

She told the Press Association: "I've spoken to people whose pay has gone up as a direct result of what I earn being put everywhere and that made me think it doesn't really matter what I think about it". 'Tonight I am having to work alongside a massive organ, ' she said.

While this lavish historical drama had taken home three BAFTAs at last month's TV Craft Awards, it was bested here for Drama Series by another period piece, "Peaky Blinders".

Addressing her Bafta nomination, she said: "I am so proud of the show and I'm so proud of everyone's work on it, and it just feels incredible when you do something and people enjoy it and watch it anyway and then to come to something like this, it's lovely". Sean Bean won Best Drama Actor for playing a troubled priest toiling in Liverpool in the fictional series "Broken" while Brian.

Love Island beat rivals The Real Full Monty and Celebrity Hunted for the Best Reality and Constructed Factual prize with Caroline Flack accepting the award.

Casualty was awarded the BAFTA for Soap & Continuing Drama, a category that recognises exceptional talent in delivering long-running continuing dramas. Murdered For Being Different also won in the single drama category and told the story of Sophie Lancaster who died in 2007 after being attacked by a gang.

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