Suranne Jones tonight won Leading Actress at the year’s Bafta Television Awards for Doctor Foster, BBC One’s domestic thriller about an unravelling marriage.
The actress, who plays a hard-working GP who finds out that her husband is having an affair, pipped The C Word’s Sheridan Smith, Wolf Hall’s Claire Foy and Don’t Take My Baby’s Ruth Madeley to the prize.
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Receiving the award from Tom Hiddleston, Jones paid special thanks to the Doctor Jenkins scriptwriter Mike Bartlett. “You are a master of the script and a jolly nice man to boot,” the 37-year-old said. “Thank you for this character and thank you to the BBC for commissioning a relationship drama.”
Suranne Jones and Tom Hiddleston Suranne Jones and Tom Hiddleston Credit: REX
Doctor Foster proved a hit with viewers when it aired last September, drawing an average consolidated weekly audience watching across all platforms over seven days of 8.2 million across the series. In his four Star review, the Telegraph’s Michael Hogan called it “tensely intriguing fare”. The drama has been recommissioned.
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