Matthew Macfadyen Wins Best Supporting Actor For ‘Succession’ Role — BAFTA TV Awards

Matthew Macfadyen has won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Succession.

The star, who plays the scheming executive Tom Wambsgams in Jesse Armstrong’s HBO drama, has twice before the award, once for Succession in 2022 and also for Criminal Justice in 2010.

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He beat off competition from the likes of Jack Lowden for Apple TV+’s Slow Horses, Salim Daw for The Crown, Amit Shah for Happy Valley and Eanna Hardwicke for The Sixth Commandment.

Macfadyen wasn’t in the room to collect the award but still received a rapturous round of applause. He has won Primetime Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globes and Critic Choice awards for n the role.

The final season — which included a surprise for Wambsgans at the end — went out last year, having provided career defining roles for the likes of Macfadyen, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Alan Ruck and Brian Cox, the latter of whom is up for a Best Actor award this evening.

Last year’s Best Supporting Actor winner was Adeel Akhtar for his role in BBC drama Sherwood.

The awards are taking place today (May 12) in London at the Royal Festival Hall. Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett are once again hosting, with scores of the UK’s biggest stars in attendance.

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