Irish ladies lead the way on BAFTA TV Awards red carpet

Irish ladies lead the way on BAFTA TV Awards red carpet

Up-and-coming actress Molly Windsor has beaten Hollywood heavyweights Claire Foy and Thandie Newton for the leading actress prize at the TV Baftas.

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.

And she described Foy as "the best sister ever", before hastily remembering her real-life family. 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. "But let me say I'll just be putting in half the effort". 'Much controversy followed of course, ' she said.

The Crown and Netflix struggled at the Bafta Television awards as the BBC's Peaky Blinders took a surprise win in the best drama category and the big-spending streaming service managed only one major award despite leading the nominations.

Jack Rowan (Born To Kill), Joe Cole (Hang The DJ/Black Mirror) and Sean Bean (Broken) also have nods in the category.

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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.

Three Girls also won the TV BAFTA for best mini-series and writer Nicole Taylor also dedicated the prize to the "real three girls" and those who helped blow the whistle on the scandal, health worker Sara Rowbotham and former detective Maggie Oliver.

On the comedy front, "This Country" won Best Comedy Series over "Catastrophe", "Chewing Gum" and "Timewasters".

The actor - who won a Bafta in 2014 for his portrayal of the eponymous character in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and played Tim Ifield in the last series of Line of Duty - added that Wilson is really interesting to play because he was the first working class British PM so he "rattled the cage".