Published on November 23rd, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds
Eccleston Nabs International Emmy Award
Eccleston picked up the gong for his performance as William Houlihan in Jimmy McGovern’s Accused – which told the stories of several people awaiting the verdict of their trials for various crimes .
In Eccleston’s episode William Houlian, a plumber, found himself in possession of £20,000 of what turned out to be forged money.
The mini series also took home the award for Best Drama Series making it the sole UK-based contender to take multiple awards.
Others included Julie Walters winning the Best Performance by an Actress for her portrayal of the late MP Mo Mowlam in Mo; The World’s Strictest Parents bossed its way to a the award for best non-scripted entertainment award, while Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne won the Best Arts Programme award.