Mark Rylance, Claire Foy, Suranne Jones, Timothy Spall, Aidan Turner, Ben Whishaw, Julia Davis and Nicola Walker are among the top acting names shortlisted for this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, chosen by journalists who write about TV and radio.
BEST ACTOR NOMINEES:
Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, BBC Two)
Timothy Spall (Enfield Haunting, Sky Living)
Aidan Turner (Poldark BBC One/And Then There Were None, BBC One)
Ben Whishaw (London Spy, BBC Two)
The winners will be announced at the 42nd BPG Awards lunch in the beautifully restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Friday March 11th 2016.
Turner, 32, flew out to Los Angeles to meet with film bosses about succeeding Daniel Craig, it has been reported.
“Aidan has held preliminary talks with Bond producers and being in LA will give him a further chance to discuss the role,” a source told the publication.
Poldark producer Karen Thrussell acknowledged his trip to Los Angeles and teased Bond talks. On picking up Turner’s Breakthrough Award at the Broadcasting Press Guild awards in London, she told the publication: “I am sure it is nothing to do with James Bond, but we will see.”
Aidan won the Broadcasting Press Guild Breakthrough Award! :D He was not present at the ceremony, so he gave his speech in a video. The video has not been released (yet!) but they have shown us this screencap, which I edited to see Aidan better ;)