10:59 13 May 2013
English actress Olivia Colman, aged 39, enjoyed a successful evening at the TV Baftas on Sunday night, 12thMay, as she claimed two awards.
Ms. Colman, who has played the role of Queen Elizabeth, won best supporting actress and best female performance in a comedy.
The Brit took best supporting actress for the dramaAccused, by Jimmy McGovern, and the female performance in a comedy award for Twenty Twelve, which was based on the Olympics 2012.
The leading actor award went to Ben Whishaw, for Richard II, with Simon Russell Beale taking best supporting actor for Henry IV (part II).
Sheridan Smith gained her first ever Bafta nomination and went home with leading actress for her role as Mrs Biggs.
Ms. Smith, who is 31 years old, is also known for having played roles in the likes of TV show Gavin & Stacey as well as Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, among others.
It was Last Tango in Halifax that claimed the best drama series on the evening, and Murder won best single drama.
Other awards included; the soap and continuing drama award going to the BBC’s popular soap Eastenders, the mini-series prize being given to Room at the Top and funny-man Steve Coogan won the male performance in a comedy award for Welcome To The Places of My Life.
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