'Peaky Blinders' Takes Home the BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series

Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in The Crown

Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in The Crown Credit Netflix

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 Our Girl star was all smiles as she posed on the red carpet.

These friendships become sexual and get violent with Molly Windsor's character unable to escape from her harrowing situation. Normally, if you do a hard scene, you have a cup of tea and a bit of chocolate and you come out of it. 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. 'Tonight I am having to work alongside a massive organ, ' she said. "And I just want to say thank you to everyone for recognizing how selfless that is and how fearless that is". Also up for Best Drama Series were the police series "Line of Duty" and the surreal "The End of the F***ing World".

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. 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.

Other winners included The Handmaid's Tale winning the award for best worldwide series, This Country winning Scripted Comedy, Daisy May Cooper winning Female Performance in a Comedy Program for This Country and Toby Jones winning Male Performance in a Comedy Program for Detectorists, among others.

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.

Acclaimed voice actor Nolan North is set to receive a special BAFTA award next month in recognition for his "outstanding contribution" to performance in video games, the organization has announced.

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