Vita & Virginia's Atkins Honored with BAFTA

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Vita & Virginia scribe Eileen Atkins is one of the winners of the 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, which were presented April 20 in London.
Eileen Atkins
Eileen Atkins Photo by Joan Marcus

Atkins, who was first nominated for a BAFTA 39 years ago, clinched the prize for Best Actress for her work on the BBC One television program "Cranford." Atkins' "Cranford" co-star, Judi Dench, was also nominated in the same category. British talk-show personality Graham Norton hosted the BAFTAs, which were presented at the London Palladium. Additional BAFTA recipients include Martin Guerre and History Boys star James Corden, who earned a Best Comedy Performance BAFTA for the popular BBC series "Gavin & Stacey," and American-born actor Andrew Garfield, who took the prize for Best Actor in "Boy A."

A partial list of winning television productions follow:


  • "The Mark of Cain" DRAMA SERIES

  • "The Street" DRAMA SERIAL


  • "Holby City" INTERNATIONAL


  • "The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities" For a complete list of BAFTA television winners, visit

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