New mother Suranne Jones 'very happy with lot' after Bafta win


Actress Suranne Jones cannot believe she has won a Bafta less than two months after giving birth.

The actress picked up the best actress award for her role in BBC drama Doctor Foster after becoming a mother for the first time in March.

Clutching her mask statuette backstage, she told the Press Association: "If someone had told me I would have had a husband, a baby and a Bafta in 2016, I would not have believed them. I'm very happy with my lot."

Poldark star Aidan Turner said that winning a Bafta is the most surreal thing that had happened since the show began.

Clutching the mask statuette, he said: "This is pretty cool, winning a Bafta audience award."

He added: "It's rare I get offered anything but this was one that you read and can't turn down. I don't think any of us could expect the success it would be."

However, he remained tight-lipped about the second series of the hit drama, saying: "I can't tell you anything, I would get fired."

Debbie Horsfield, screenwriter of the show, was a little more forthcoming, saying: "It's darker, more intense, a few more tears."

Turner was equally tight-lipped about rumours he is in the running to take over the role of James Bond from Daniel Craig, saying: "It's just rumours, I don't know anything about it."

Sir Tom Courtenay, who won best supporting actor for Unforgotten, said he is glad the ceremony ends a long run of awards ceremonies that started when he won the top acting prize at the Berlin Film Festival in last February for 45 Years.

He said: "I'm glad this is the last one, I do find them a bit trying, they are very lengthy.

"I don't like going past people wanting autographs, I just want to say 'get a life'. Then they want a photograph too to prolong the agony."