RADA alumna Phoebe Waller-Bridge has won two Royal Television Society Awards for her hit show Fleabag, while Sophie Okonedo also wins for Undercover.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge won both the Breakthrough Award and Best Writer: Comedy for Fleabag, her BBC comedy show that originated as a one-women play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After winning the award, Waller-Bridge spoke of the support she received from the BBC, script editor and original stage director Vicky Jones, and producers Two Brothers Pictures.
Sophie Okonedo also came away with an award, winning Best Actor - Female for her performance in BBC thriller Undercover, in which she appeared alongside fellow alumni Adrian Lester and Tamara Lawrance as a family torn apart by a secret from 20 years ago. You can see Sophie's reaction to the win here.
Other winners on the night included National Treasure, which won Best Mini-Series and featured a cast including RADA graduates Trystan Gravelle and Andrea Riseborough.
Click here to see a full list of winners, and see below for more details about this year's nominees.
The nominees have been announced for this year's Royal Television Society Programme Awards, including RADA alumnae Sophie Okonedo and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Sophie Okonedo is nominated for Best Actor - Female for her lead role in BBC drama Undercover. The show was broadcast in May 2016 and also featured RADA alumni Adrian Lester and Tamara Lawrance as the family of Maya (Okonedo), a prominent defence lawyer who, while investigating a miscarriage of justice 20 years previously, discovers her husband (Lester) has a secret past as a former undercover detective.
Also nominated is RADA graduate Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is in the running for both the Breakthrough Award and Best Writer for her hit show Fleabag. Based on the play of the same name, the comedy centres on a woman attempting to navigate modern life in London and deal with the loss of her best friend. The show recently won Best TV Series at the NME Awards and is nominated at the Chortle Awards (for Best TV Comedy and Best TV Actor for Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman); the original play also won many awards and was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2014.
Other nominations include London Spy (starring RADA graduate Ben Whishaw), Thirteen (with RADA alumna Chipo Chung) and National Treasure (featuring RADA alumni Andrea Riseborough and Trystan Gravelle), which are all in the running for Best Mini-Series. The BBC's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which featured alumni Maxine Peake, Hiran Abeysekera, Kate Kennedy and Richard Wilson, is also nominated for Best Single Drama.
The winners of the RTS Programme Awards will be announced on 21 March in London. Click here for the full list of nominees.
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