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Former Norfolk students Olivia Colman and Stephen Fry win Royal Television Society awards

10:30 19 March 2014

Library photo of Olivia Colman; Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire.

Library photo of Olivia Colman; Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire.

Former Gresham’s School student and television star Olivia Colman has scooped a prestigious award for two of her recent on-screen roles.

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The 40-year-old actress took to the stage last night (Tuesday) at the Royal Television Society awards ceremony to receive one of the night’s biggest accolades - Best Female Actress.
She walked away with the award courtesy of her roles in ITV drama Broadchurch and Channel 4 show Run. She was favourite to scoop the award at London’s Grosvenor House.

Broadchurch was also in further contention in the category for Best Drama Serial and it claimed the award.

Elsewhere, former Cawston primary and Paston School student Stephen Fry, won the award for Best Presenter for the series Stephen Fry: Out There.

The programme saw Mr Fry travel to a number of countries to examine how they treated their gay communities.

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5 comments

  • No Hugh I'm not, but that's my point, you will only be in a story if you're famous, well a story like this, I'm interested so I've read it, if I don't like the headline to a story I won't read it. I won't read a story about children that have "done them selves proud" at school it won't interest me, however, if in 10 or 15 years they've achieved fame and it was noted they were local I would read it.

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    melalmighty

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • This is what keeps the 'celebrity culture' going. Instead of learning worthwhile skills, all the kids want to be on the telly.

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    backwoodsman

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

  • melalmighty, Many school children in our local schools, have been awarded house points for good work this week, and have "obviously done themselves proud." Are you suggesting we should read about all of them in our local paper?

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    Hugh

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Why is this considered news?

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    Hugh

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • This is a local paper, they're both originally local people and obviously done themselves proud. Would you rather read about Spencer Tarquinius Boothroyd?

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    melalmighty

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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