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Jodie Comer for Killing Eve - Winner's Acceptance Speech, Leading Actress, Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards in 2019

12 May 2019

Winner's acceptance speech by Jodie Comer for Killing Eve in the Leading Actress category 

JODIE COMER:  Wow.  Thank you so much, BAFTA.  Sorry, I'm the only one who has turned on the waterworks.  God.  

Thank you, Luke Jennings.  Thank you, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.  Pheeb, I feel so lucky not only to say that I have worked with you, but to call you a friend.  You are the most talented person I know.  Thank you for being such an inspiration.

I would love to thank BBC America, Charlotte Moore at BBC, Sid Gentle, Sally and Lee.  You guys really are the best.

The entire cast and crew for coming back every year and giving it their all with the biggest smiles on their faces.

I want to take this moment to thank Stephen Graham.  Stephen, if I didn't owe you a pint before, I definitely do now.  Thank you for the generosity that you showed me all them years ago and for introducing me to Jane.  

Jane, you have encouraged and supported me ever since, and I cannot thank you enough.

Biggest thank you, Mum, Dad and my gorgeous brother, Charlie, for the support that you've always shown me.  

Last but not least, a bit of a personal one, but I would love to dedicate this award to my Nana Frances, who sadly passed away the first week of filming, so she never got to see Villanelle.  But she was the life and soul of everything, and when she was here, she would say to me, "You get it off me, you know".  And I just want to stand up here tonight and say, Nana Frances, you were absolutely right all along.  

Thank you so much, BAFTA.