Killing Eve Triumphs At The BAFTA TV Awards 2019

Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve

Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve

Jodie Comer in the press room with her Bafta (Matt Crossick/PA) Top tiers: "Derry Girls" actress Saoirse-Monica Jackson poses on the Bafta red carpet in London.

Killing Eve proved to be the big victor at Sunday's Bafta TV Awards, with its star Jodie Comer shedding tears as she was named best actress.

Comer, 26, who played Villanelle, a cold-blooded Russian assassin, pipped her co-star Sandra Oh and Bodyguard's Keeley Hawes.

'I feel so lucky to not only say that I have worked with you, but to call you a friend, ' she said.

The show's creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, thanked her cast "for taking risks".

"Thank you to Sally and Lee Morris at Sid Gentle films for making this happen and for bringing this incredible team together, Harry Bradbury for leading the charge and Colin Ratten for producing the hell out of this show and then Jenny Robins who has storylined more than anyone has ever storylined anything".

She also thanked her family, but especially her grandmother.

Fiona Shaw took home the award for best supporting actress for her role in the series.

'Since I began to play Carolyn in Killing Eve, which has been probably the greatest pleasure of my life, ' she said in her acceptance speech.

She also found time to appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story in 2018, so with the addition of these brand new awards, 2019 is looking likely up to be another incredibly successful year for Waller-Bridge.

The supporting actor trophy went to Ben Whishaw for political drama "A Very English Scandal".

Accepting the award, Comer said: "Thank you so much..."

BBC One soap EastEnders picked up the award for Best Soap and Continuing Drama, while Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley won Best Specialist Factual.