Broadbent Wins Acting Prize At Royal Television Society Awards

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March 16, 2011 | 5:15am EST

Veteran British actor Jim Broadbent picked up a prestigious prize for his moving role in Any Human Heart at the Royal Television Society Awards in London on Tuesday.
The Bridget Jones’s Diary star walked away with the Best Actor trophy for his portrayal of Logan Mountstuart in the British TV adaptation of William Boyd’s novel.

Former D:Ream star-turned-physicist Professor Brian Cox was also a big winner at the annual prizegiving, taking home two trophies. He saw off competition from Piers Morgan to win Best Presenter for his Wonders Of The Solar System show, as well as the science and natural history trophy for the same program.

Meanwhile Simon Cowell’s TV talent contest The X Factor won the Best Entertainment Title.

British funnywoman Miranda Hart won two awards for Best Comedy Performance and Best Scripted Comedy for her hit BBC sitcom Miranda.