Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane Win at Royal Television Society Awards

Congratulations to both Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) and Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid) for taking home honors at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2017 in London on Tuesday.


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Walters was recognized with a lifetime achievement award for her 30 years of work in television, including work in BBC Shakespeare; Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, in which she played the title anti-permissive society campaigner; Mo, for which she won an Emmy for her depiction of former Northern Ireland Secretary of State Mo Mowlam; and many more.

Check out the video below, starting at 4:06, to see Walters accept her award and talk about what’s unique about television compared to other forms of media.



The series National Treasure, which stars both Julie Walters and Robbie Coltrane, also won big at the event. Coltrane won Actor – Male for his role as famous comedian Paul Finchley, who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl several years earlier, and the series was also honored with the award for Mini-Series.

National Treasure was also written by Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne. You can read about what Coltrane, Walters, and Thorne previously had to say about the series here.

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