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Suranne Jones: 'I'm excited to tackle Doctor Foster again'

Suranne Jones has gained so much "life experience" after welcoming her first child, a son, with partner Laurence Akers earlier this year (16).

Suranne Jones was initially unsure whether a second season of Doctor Foster would work.

The 37-year-old actress took home the Leading Actress gong at the TV BAFTA Awards on Sunday night (08May16) for her title role as a doctor who discovers her husband is cheating on her.

The first season of the show was a smash hit, and Suranne will be reprising her role for a second which begins shooting later this year (16).

However, Suranne admits she was hesitant at first to sign up for another series, until she realised they could broach a topic rarely seen on television.

"I've read episode one and I'm due two and three," she told The Sun newspaper. "At first I didn't know whether there should be a series two but then I wanted to look at the aftermath of a divorce as I don't think there's been any of that on TV..."

Suranne added she was unsure whether the show would be a success due to its controversial topic. But by the end of the series, she had joined the millions of viewers tuning in to see what happened.

"I wondered whether people would come to a drama about affairs," she added. It was a slow burner but by episode three people were stopping me on the street.

"Then I really started to think this is big. I don't like to watch my things but by the finale I got behind the characters in a removed way."

The stunning actress has been enjoying some time at home in recent months after welcoming her first child, a son, with partner Laurence Akers earlier this year (16).

"Taking time off with my family has given me a new life experience which I think actors should have all the time," she smiled. "I'm loving being a mum - it was hard to leave him behind. It's everything that I thought it would be and more."

The full list of winners is:

Leading Actress - Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster

Leading Actor - Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Supporting Actress - Chanel Cresswell, This is England ’90

Supporting Actor - Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten

Entertainment Programme - Strictly Come Dancing; Louise Rainbow, Vinnie Shergill, Sarah James, Nikki Parsons.

Drama Series - Wolf Hall; Peter Kosminsky, Peter Straughan, Mark Pybus, Colin Callender

Entertainment Performance - Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice

Scripted Comedy - Peter Kay’s Car Share; Peter Kay, Gill Isles, Sian Gibson, Paul Coleman

Features - The Great British Bake Off; Paolo Proto, Andy Devonshire, Anna Beattie

Soap & Continuing Drama - EastEnders; Production Team

Specialist Factual - Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners; Production Team

Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme - Have I Got News for You; Richard Wilson, Mark Barrett, Danny Carr, Jo Bunting

Reality & Constructed Factual - First Dates; Nicola Lloyd, Martin Conway, Adam Chapman, Rob Clifford

Radio Times Audience Award - Poldark

Fellowship - Ray Galton & Alan Simpson

Special Award - Lenny Henry

Single Drama - Don’t Take My Baby; Jack Thorne, Ben Anthony, Pier Wilkie, Aysha Rafaele

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme - Peter Kay, Peter Kay’s Car Share

International - Transparent; Production Team

Sport - The Ashes; Bryan Henderson, Mark Lynch, David Lloyd, Ian Ward

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme - Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum

Live Event - Big Blue Live; Production Team

News Coverage - Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre; Jon Snow, Lindsey Hilsum, Jonathan Rugman, Ben de Pear

Factual Series - The Murder Detectives; Ben Brown, Bart Corpe, Neil Grant, Dave Nath

Mini-Series - This Is England ‘90; Shane Meadows, Mark Herbert, Jack Thorne, Rebekah Wray Rogers.

Current Affairs - Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola; Dan Edge, Sasha Joelle Achilli , Eamonn Matthews, Sarah Waldron

Single Documentary - My Son the Jihadi; Production Team

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