Kate Winslet made a rare appearance with her husband Edward Abel Smith at the 2023 BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday held at London’s at Royal Festival Hall.
The actress, 47, and the businessman, 45, were all smiles as they posed for a fun selfie with Kate’s daughter Mia Threapleton, 22, while celebrating the star’s double win on the night.
Kate and Edward, whom she married in 2012, looked more loved up than ever, with the Hollywood icon seen placing a tender hand on her beau’s shoulder as they chatted backstage.
Edward, formerly known as Ned Rocknroll, looked dapper in a smart black blazer while his long brunette locks were swept into a sleek bun.
In 2019, he changed his name by deed poll back to Edward Abel Smith before changing it again to Edward Wolf Winslet Abel Smith last year.
Here they are: Kate Winslet made a rare appearance with her husband Edward Abel Smith at the 2023 BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday held at London’s at Royal Festival Hall
Smile! The actress, 47, and the businessman, 45, were all smiles as they posed for a fun selfie with Kate’s daughter Mia Threapleton, 22, while celebrating the star’s double win on the night
The Revolutionary Road star has been happily married to Edward for 11 years, after getting to know each other on the holiday where she saved his 90-year-old grandmother from a fire.
Kate had fallen for the nephew of Sir Richard Branson during a trip to Necker in August 2011 despite arriving on the island with her on-off boyfriend model Louis Dowler.
It was during this trip that Kate saved the business magnate’s mother Eve from a fire -caused when lightening struck the home during a tropical storm – in which she carried her from the blazing building to safety.
Likening the experience to being on a film set, Kate later said: ‘I really did think, “Someone is going to say cut in a minute – oh my God, no one is saying cut”. I love the fact that I really do seem to be an incredible heroine!’
Kate welcomed son Bear, now 9, with Edwards back in 2013, while she is also mother to son Joe, 19, from her previous relationship with director Sam Mendes.
The couple appeared in good spirits as they later left the glitzy event in a car alongside Mia.
Kate looked slightly worse for wear as she stretched out her legs opposite her husband following her big night.
She was also seen clutching a drink while chatting to Mia as they prepared to head off.
Sweet: Kate and Edward, whom she married in 2012, looked more loved up than ever, with the Hollywood icon seen placing a tender hand on her beau’s shoulder as they chatted backstage
What a story: The Revolutionary Road star has been happily married to Edward for 11 years, after getting to know each other on the holiday where she saved his 90-year-old grandmother from a fire
Fun night: Later as they headed home, Kate looked slightly worse for wear as she stretched out her legs opposite her husband following her big night
That’s m y girl: She was also seen clutching a drink while chatting to Mia as they prepared to head off
Elsewhere, Kate was awarded Best Actress for her critically-acclaimed performance in I Am Ruth, and during her speech she paid tribute to her co-star and daughter Mia.
Taking to the stage to accept her honour, Kate, said ‘(I am) guaranteed to be the one on the night to cry, I can’t see (my speech).’
She added that ‘small British television dramas can be mighty’ and mental health stories such as this one ‘need to be heard’.
She said: ‘If I could break it in half, I would give the other half to my daughter Mia Threapleton, we did this together, kiddo.’
Winslet added: ‘To people in power, please criminalise harmful content, we don’t want it… to any young person long person listening please ask for help, It will be there just ask for it.’
Earlier in the evening, Kate and Mia also took to the stage as I Am Ruth was awarded Best Single Drama.
One of the other big winners proved to be BBC’s runaway hit The Traitors, which scooped the Reality And Constructed Factual award, while host Claudia Winkleman won Entertainment Performance for fronting the show.
While Anne-Marie Duff was awarded Supporting Actress for Bad Sisters, the viewer-voted BAFTA for the The P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award was given the moment Paddington Bear enjoyed tea with The Queen during her Platinum Jubilee concert.
Emotional! Elsewhere, Kate was awarded Best Actress for her critically-acclaimed performance in I Am Ruth, and during her speech she paid tribute to her co-star and daughter Mia
Aw! Kate’s daughter and co-star Mia sweetly hugged her mother as she accepted the award
Moving! While taking to the stage to accept her honour, Kate broke down in tears before paying tribute to her co-star and daughter Mia
Moving: The pair starred in the drama about a mother and her 14-year-old daughter, whose mental health is gravely affected by the dangers of social media
Important: Winslet added: ‘To people in power, please criminalise harmful content, we don’t want it… to any young person long person listening please ask for help, It will be there just ask for it’
Ben Whishaw, who won critical acclaim for his performance as NHS junior Adam Kay in This Is Going To Hurt, was awarded the Best Actor prize, beating out competition including Gary Oldman, Martin Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Chaske Spencer.
Lenny Rush took home the award for Best Male Comedy Performance for his lauded performance in Am I Being Unreasonable?
The night also saw Sir Mo Farah win for his BBC One documentary The Real Mo Farah which revealed he had been illegally trafficked to the UK as a child.
Collecting the best single documentary prize, the four-time Olympic champion dedicated the award to ‘children who are being trafficked’.
At the start of the show, Siobhan McSweeney won her first BAFTA TV award for Best Female Performance in a comedy programme, for playing Sister Michael, the eye-rolling principal of the show’s Our Lady Immaculate College in the Channel 4 programme Derry Girls.
Adeel Akhtar received Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sherwood, and he thanked his mum for ‘smuggling’ him into youth theatre when his father wanted him to be a lawyer, and his wife who ‘seven years ago agreed to go on a date with me’, before referencing diversity and inclusion in his speech.
Heartbreaking: Kate also broke down in tears as she accepted the award for Single Drama for I Am Ruth
Can’t believe it! Kate held her hand to her mouth in shock after she scooped the top gong
The BAFTAs also paid tribute to stars including talk show host Jerry Springer, Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman and presenter and drag queen Paul O’Grady who have died over the last year.
Doctor Who actor Bernard Cribbins, comedian Barry Humphries, Hi-De-Hi! actress Ruth Madoc and Emmerdale star Dale Meeks were also named by the ceremony.
In a shocking upset, The Masked Singer beat Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Strictly Come Dancing to win Best Entertainment Programme.
Presented by Doctor Who returnees David Tennant and Catherine Tate, Joe Lycett Vs Beckham: Got Your Back At Xmas won the TV Features award, thought the host was not present to accept,
The Memorable Moment TV BAFTA was given to Paddington Bear having tea with the late Queen during the Platinum Jubilee: Party At The Palace celebrations on the BBC.
The Daytime award was given to The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit which saw the King, then Prince of Wales, take part.
Comedy legend Meera Syla placed a Bindi on her Bafta Fellowship award after taking to the stage to accept the coveted honour.
The coveted BAFTA Fellowship was given to comedy legend Meera Syal for her illustrious career.
BAFTA TV Awards Winners
Bad Sisters – WINNER
Ben Whishaw – This Is Going To Hurt – WINNER
Chaske Spencer – The English
Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders
Gary Oldman – Slow Horses
Martin Freeman – The Responder
Billie Piper – I Hate Suzie Too
Imelda Staunton – The Crown
Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth – WINNER
Maxine Peake – Anne
Sarah Lancashire – Julia
Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood – WINNER
Jack Lowden – Slow Horse
Josh Finan – The Responder
Salim Daw – The Crown
Samuel Bottomley – Somewhere Boy
Will Sharpe – The White Lotus
Adelayo Adedayo – The Responder
Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters – WINNER
Fiona Shaw – Andor
Jasmine Jobson – Top Boy
Lesley Manville – Sherwood
Saffron Hocking – Top Boy
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daniel Radcliffe – Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Jon Pointing – Big Boys
Joseph Gilgun – Brassic
Lenny Rush – Am I Being Unreasonable? – WINNER
Matt Berry – What We Do In The Shadows
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daisy May Cooper – Am I Being Unreasonable?
Diane Morgan – Cunk On Earth
Lucy Beaumont – Meet The Richardsons
Nastasia Demetriou – Ellie & Natasia
Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls – WINNER
Taj Atwal – Hullraisers
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – WINNER
The White Lotus
A Spy Among Friends
Mood – WINNER
The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe
This Is Going To Hurt
I Am Ruth – WINNER
Life and Death In The Warehouse
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – WINNER
The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit – WINNER
THE P&O CRUISES MEMORABLE MOMENT AWARD
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace – Paddington Meets The Queen
BAFTA SPECIAL AWARD
Professor David Olusoga OBE
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
Friday Night Live – WINNER
The Graham Norton Show
Would I Lie To You
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Later… With Jools Holland: Jool’s 30th Birthday Bash
The Masked Singer – WINNER
Strictly Come Dancing
Big Zuu – Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Claudia Winkleman – The Traitors – WINNER
Lee Mack – The 1% Club
Mo Gilligan – The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
Rosie Jones – Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard
Sue Perkins – Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal
Jeremy Kyle Show: Death On Daytime
Libby, Are You Home Yet? – WINNER
Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi
Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing
Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas – WINNER
The Martin Lewis Money Show Livee
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
Concert for Ukraine
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace – WINNER
The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Am I Being Unreasonable?
Derry Girls – WINNER
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
Freddie Flintoff’s Field Of Dreams
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Traitors – WINNER
We are Black and British
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
How To Be A Person – WINNER
Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
Escape From Kabul Airport
Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story
The Real Mo Farah – WINNER
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
Casualty – WINNER
AIDS: The Unheard TaPes
The Green Planet
How To Survive A Dictator with Munya Chawawa
Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone – WINNER
Afghanistan: No Country For Women
Children of the Taliban – WINNER
The Crossing (Exposure)
Mariupol: The People’s Story (Panorama)
BBC News at Ten: Russia Invades Ukraine
Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv – WINNER
Good Morning Britain: Boris Johnson Interview
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