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Three Baftas For Broadchurch


6:47am 19th May 2014
(Updated 8:22pm 19th May 2014)

Broadchurch fans across Dorset are celebrating after the show scooped three BAFTAs.

Bridport based Chris Chibnall's creation won best Drama Series, and Olivia Colman picked up best actress for her portrayal of DS Ellie Miller.

David Bradley was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jack Marshall

Writer Chris Chibnall took to the stage to accept the Bafta from English actor Hugh Dancy.

"This is a huge team effort, thank you Bafta," he said. "It's a big honour to be alongside those nominees.

"Thank you to the greatest cast I could ever hope for as a writer, some of whom are here today, and obvoiusly the wonderful David Tennant who can't be. This means a lot to all of us, thank you."

He also singled out the residents of Bridport and West Bay for their assistance during filming.

72 year old David Bradley (who played Jack Marshall) received his Bafta TV to loud cheers and applause from the audience at London's Theatre Royale.

On receiving the award, he said: "Thank you ITV for commissioning the programme… and to a wonderful cast and crew for such a memorable time, and of course to Chris Chibnall for creating a piece of work that seems to have captured the imagination of so many people."

Olivia Colman (DS Ellie Miller ) found it hard to fight her emotions on receiving her Bafta for best actress, saying through tears: "Well, Broadchurch, I'm so pleased everyone likes it. Chris Chibnall is a genius, thank you for writing it! And David Tennant, standing opposite you is a joy and a treat..."And can I thank my friend Merk? Who's not an actress but a teacher… And my parents, because they're babysitting again. And my husband, the best thing in the world."

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