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The International Emmy Awards were announced in New York this week, with RADA graduate and President Kenneth Branagh taking home the award for best actor.

The International Emmys recognise excellence in television produced outside of the United States and in languages other than English, across fields including drama, comedy, arts, current affairs, documentaries and TV movies. This year the nominations covered programmes made in 18 different countries.

Kenneth Branagh won the award for Best Performance by an Actor for his portrayal of the title role in Wallander. Adapted from the novels by Henning Mankell, the BBC drama premiered in 2008 and ran until its fourth and final series in 2016. The show was subsequently broadcast on PBS in the United States as well as around the world. It has been critically acclaimed, winning awards including the BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series, four BAFTA Television Craft Awards and Best Actor for Branagh at the Broadcasting Press Guild Television and Radio Awards.

Kenneth Branagh can currently be seen in cinemas as another famed detective, Hercule Poirot, in his film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. Click here to see a full list of the International Emmy Award winners