Dominic West wins BAFTA for Appropriate Adult

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 May 2012
Dominic West

Dominic West

Three of the actors from Fred West drama 'Appropriate Adult' - Dominic West, Emily Watson and Monica Dolan - all picked up prizes at the BAFTA Television Awards last night (27.05.12)

Dominic West won the Leading Actor prize for his portrayal of Fred West in 'Appropriate Adult' at the BAFTA Television Awards last night (27.05.12).

The 'Wire' actor was joined by Emily Watson who won Leading Actress and Monica Dolan who picked up Supporting Actress for their roles in the ITV1 show about the infamous killer and his wife Rose West.

Joking about the popularity of Benedict Cumberbatch - who was nominated for his role in 'Sherlock' - Dominic said: "Even my sister was rooting for Benedict! She's watching from Majorca right now with eyes filled with disappointment."

He also paid tribute to social worker Janet Leigh - whom Emily Watson portrayed - who was left traumatised after her contact with the child killer and became a recluse.

He added: "When I first met Janet, she said she hoped the film would bring some closure to the misunderstanding and pain she suffered. I hope she feels some closure and that we honoured the suffering she endured and the suffering of all of the West victims, living and dead."

Among the other winners at the event on London's South Bank was Graham Norton for 'The Graham Norton Show' and Jennifer Saunders, who won for 'Absolutely Fabulous'.

Steven Moffat, creator of 'Sherlock' and head writer of 'Doctor Who' was given the Special Award for creative writing on television.

The full list of winners of the Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards 2012:

Leading actor - Dominic West 'Appropriate Adult'

Leading actress - Emily Watson 'Appropriate Adult'

Supporting actor - Andrew Scott 'Sherlock'

Supporting actress - Monica Dolan 'Appropriate Adult'

Entertainment performance - Graham Norton 'The Graham Norton Show'

Female performance in a comedy programme - Jennifer Saunders 'Absolutely Fabulous'

Male performance in a comedy programme - Darren Boyd 'Spy'

Special Award - Steven Moffat

Bafta Fellowship - Rolf Harris

Single drama - 'Random'

Mini series - 'This Is England '88'

Drama series - 'The Fades'

Soap and continuing drama - 'Coronation Street'

International - 'Borgen'

Factual series - 'Our War'

Specialist factual - 'Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret'

Single documentary - 'Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die'

Features - 'The Great British Bake Off'

Reality and Constructed Factual - 'The Young Apprentice'

Current Affairs - 'Panorama: Undercover Care - The Abuse Exposed'

News Coverage - 'Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake'

Sport and Live Event - 'The Royal Wedding'

New Media - 'Psychoville'

Entertainment Programme - 'Derren Brown: The Experiments'

Comedy Programme - 'Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle'

Situation Comedy - 'Mrs Brown's Boys'

YouTube Audience Award - 'Celebrity Juice'

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