British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
|British Academy Television Award for Best Actress|
|Presented by||British Academy of Film and Television Arts|
|First awarded||1954 (presented 1955)|
|Currently held by||Kate Winslet for I Am... Ruth (2022)|
This is a list of the British Academy Television Awards for Best Actress. The British Academy Television Awards began in 1955. The Best Actress award was initially given as an "individual honour", without credit to a particular performance, until 1969, when Wendy Craig won for her performance in Not in Front of the Children. Since 1970, nominees have been announced in addition to the winner, and are listed, with the winner highlighted in blue.
Julie Walters holds the record of most wins in this category with four, followed by Judi Dench, Thora Hird and Helen Mirren, with three wins each.
The nominations tally includes Helen Mirren and Francesca Annis having received 6 and Judi Dench and Julie Walters having received 7. The award is currently held by Kate Winslet having won in 2023 for I Am... Ruth.
The Actress category was split into Leading Actress and Supporting Actress, starting in 2010.
Winners and nominees
|Gwen Watford||The Cesar Birotteau/Madam/End Of Term/Take Care Of Madam/The Rules Of The Game|
|Peggy Ashcroft||The Wars of the Roses/Rosmersholm|
|June Barry||Four of Hearts - Tilt/Twice Upon a Time/Progress to the Park/No Trams to Lime Street|
|Vivien Merchant||The Tea Party|
|Moira Redmond||Anatol/The Late Edwina Black/Challenge/R-3 Series/A Tall Stalwart Lancer|
|Judi Dench||Talking to a Stranger|
|Wendy Craig||Not in Front of the Children|
|Record||Actress||Programme||Age (in years)|
|Oldest winner||Thora Hird||Lost for Words||89|
|Youngest winner||Molly Windsor||Three Girls||20|
Actresses with multiple wins and nominations
The following people have been awarded the British Academy Television Award for Actress multiple times:
The following people have been nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Actress multiple times:
Note: Julie Walters' two mentions in 2010, count as two separate nominations.
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