Actress Olivia Colman was the toast of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV Awards on Sunday (12May13) after picking up two trophies. The Iron Lady star took home the Best Supporting Actress prize for Accused and Best Female in a Comedy Programme for Twenty Twelve.
Praising her fellow nominees Miranda Hart, Jessica Hynes and Julia Davis during her second trip to the podium, she joked, "I'm not even the funniest one in our own programme."
A tearful Sheridan Smith struggled to contain her emotions at the London ceremony as she picked up the Lead Actress trophy for ITV drama Mrs Biggs, based on the true story of the wife of the notorious Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs.
Funnyman Steve Coogan won Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for Welcome to the Places of My Life, while Ben Whishaw took home the Best Actor award for Richard II (The Hollow Crown).
Comedy legend Michael Palin was presented with a Bafta Fellowship by fellow Monty Python member Terry Jones, and said of his prize, "This is a fantastic honour for which I feel deeply unworthy. It is an award for thoroughly enjoying myself for the last 48 years."
Popular TV series Game of Thrones was crowned the Radio Times Audience Award winner and talk show host Graham Norton, who hosted the event at the Royal Festival Hall, landed Best Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton show.
British actress Anna Friel asked male crewmembers to strip off while she filmed a nude scene for new movie The Look Of Love. The Pushing Daisies star plays Jean Raymond, the wife of British porn baron Paul Bradley, opposite funnyman Steve Coogan, and she strips off for a number of saucy scenes.
Friel reveals the female stars of the film had to shed their clothes in front of a mostly male crew, so she urged the men to join in by also getting naked.
She tells Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "It was a mostly male crew and the women were naked. The men are very, very much dressed! I proposed that it would be very funny if all the men got naked but it didn't happen... The scene I did was a true life thing so I had to just be as nonchalant as Jean was - it was a very closed set."
Tyrannosaur star Colman has been named twice in the Best TV Comedy Actress category for her roles in religious sitcom Rev and Olympic satire Twenty Twelve, while Jessica Hynes, her co-star in the latter, and Rebecca Front (The Thick of It) are also up for the honour.
Bonneville is in the running for the Best TV Comedy Actor prize for his role in Twenty Twelve, but he faces tough competition - he goes up against Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It), Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life) and Tom Hollander (Rev).
The winners will be announced during a prizegiving on 12 December (12).
The comic is taking on the role in an as-yet-untitled movie about Raymond's life, alongside Anna Friel, who will play his wife.
Coogan has already been embroiled in a legal battle with Raymond's son Howard over the name of the film, and now the porn boss' granddaughter Cheyenne reveals she is less than impressed that the Tropic Thunder star is playing her beloved grandfather.
She tells British newspaper Daily Mail, "I am not a fan of Steve Coogan. He doesn't appeal to my sense of humour and I would not have chosen him to play my grandfather.
"I was very close to my grandfather and they don't look similar at all. Just because you put someone in a collar and a big coat, it doesn't mean they look like them."
Howard Raymond is making a rival film, The King of Soho, with The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston in the lead role.
A slew of U.K. celebrities, including actors Hugh Grant, Jude Law, Sienna Miller and Steve Coogan, previously learned their privacy had been compromised after a private detective working for the now-defunct tabloid intercepted voicemail messages from their cell phones, and on Tuesday (24Jul12), it was revealed that Pitt and Jolie had also been caught up in the controversy.
It is not known to what extent the Hollywood supercouple had been targeted.
The news emerged as prosecutors in London announced that eight people, including former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, will face criminal charges relating to the scandal, which took place between 2000 and 2006.
The suspects are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 16 August (12) to answer the charges.
The collapse of the News of the World prompted the launch of The Leveson Inquiry, a wide-ranging investigation into press ethics in Britain, last year (11).
The Tropic Thunder star was hit with a court summons after his Land Rover vehicle was recorded travelling nine miles-per-hour (14.4 kilometres-per-hour) above the speed limit on a road near his home in Hove, England in October last year (11).
The actor took five months to name his friend Jodie Bailey as the driver of the vehicle on the day concerned, far beyond the 28-day limit set down by law.
But Coogan told Brighton Magistrates Court on Monday (16Jul12) that the vehicle was a pool car used by up to 20 of his family and friends, and he was so "exceptionally busy" it took him five months to remember lending the car to Bailey on the day of the offence.
Bailey, who was visiting Britain from Australia at the time, has admitted being at the wheel when the speeding offence was committed.
Coogan was cleared of a charge of failing to provide the driver's identity.
The Tropic Thunder actor reteamed with his 24 Hour Party People filmmaker Winterbottom for the movie, initially called Paul Raymond's Wonderful World of Erotica.
Its name was subsequently changed to The King of Soho, but Raymond's son Howard filed suit over the title, arguing that he had already trademarked the name for a rival production based on his dad's life.
Winterbottom has since backed down and will change the title of his project, allowing Howard to press ahead with his The King of Soho production, starring The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston in the lead role.
Howard Raymond says, "I am delighted that Michael Winterbottom has agreed to change the name of his film. It was causing a huge amount of confusion in the media that two films were being made about my father under the same title."
Winterbottom's movie, scheduled for release next year (13), is currently in post-production and a new name will be announced "in due course".
Raymond opened the U.K.'s first strip club, Raymond Revue Bar, in 1958. He also published the magazines Razzle, Mayfair and Men Only. He died in 2008.
The Tropic Thunder star's Range Rover was clocked by a speed camera exceeding the 30 miles-per-hour (48 kilometres-per-hour) limit in Hove, south-east England in October (11).
He allegedly failed to tell police who was at the wheel of the car, and his lawyer told a court this week (begs02Apr12) that Coogan intends to plead guilty to a charge of failing to provide the driver's identity.
The offence carries six penalty points, which would take the comedian to the 12-point threshold for disqualification, reports Britain's Daily Mirror.
The star's legal representative has written to Brighton magistrates declaring the star was not driving. The case was adjourned until next month (May12).
The funnyman was targeted by a private investigator working for the now-defunct British tabloid and his cell phone voicemail messages were allegedly intercepted.
Coogan had been one of the leading lights in a campaign to expose practices at the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sunday newspaper, and on Wednesday (08Feb12) he was among a group of nine claimants who agreed a settlement with parent company News International.
Others stars involved in the case include former England soccer ace Paul Gascoigne, who accepted $108,800 (£68,000) in damages - but London's High Court heard singer Charlotte Church is still pursuing her legal action against the newspaper's owners.
The actor sparked outrage from victims' relatives after signing up to portray the monster in TV movie Appropriate Adult, which dramatises West's arrest on 11 murder charges in 1994.
But the two-part programme has been lauded by a jury of journalists and critics - it was named the Best Single Drama at the prizegiving in London on Thursday (02Feb12).
Hit period show Downton Abbey continued its winning streak after it was crowned Best Drama Series, while The Inbetweeners picked up the Best Comedy Programme honour.
Comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's show The Trip was voted Best New Programme.