TV Baftas 2014: Red carpet arrivals from Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul to Olivia Colman


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The stars of British film and television have started arriving at this year's Bafta Television Awards.

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Channel 4 is leading the awards with its hard-hitting drama Southcliffe and sitcom The IT Crowd with four nominations each.

Sean Harris is up for the leading actor award for his performance in Southcliffe. He is competing against Dominic West forBurton and Taylor , In The Flesh's Luke Newberry and Jamie Dornan in The Fall.

Meanwhile in the leading actresses category, Olivia Colman has been nominated for her portrayal of DS Ellie Miller in ITV's police dramaBroadchurch. She will be up against Helena Bonham-Carter forBurton and Taylor, Maxine Peake for The Village and Kerrie Hayes for her role in The Mill.


Cilla Black will be presented with a special award for her long career in the entertainment industry, which spans over 50 years. A three-part ITV drama looking at Black's career in show business is currently in production and stars Sheridan Smith in the lead role.

Julie Walters is another actress who will be getting special recognition for her work, she is to be honoured with the Academy Fellowship. 

This year's award ceremony is being held at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in the London's West End.

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