Belfast Telegraph

Jessie up for Bafta for Corrie role

EastEnders star Jessie Wallace has been nominated for a Bafta Television Award for her role as a Coronation Street legend.

The actress, who plays Kat Slater in the BBC1 soap, is nominated for best supporting actress for her role as Pat Phoenix in BBC docudrama The Road To Coronation Street.

Other nominations include nods for veteran Jim Broadbent and Doctor Who star Matt Smith for leading actor.

Also nominated for the prestigious prize are Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Rigby who played comic Eric Morecambe in Eric And Ernie.

The event, properly known as the Philips British Academy Television Awards, take place on Sunday May 22 at London's Grosvenor House.

Channel 4's teen comedy drama about young offenders, Misfits, got four nominations including nods for its stars Robert Sheehan and Lauren Socha for supporting actor and actress.

Sherlock, Any Human Heart and The Road To Coronation Street all got three nominations.


From Belfast Telegraph