British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
|British Academy Television Award|
|Presented by||British Academy of Film and Television Arts|
|First awarded||1954 (presented 1955)|
|Currently held by||Jodie Comer for Killing Eve (2019)|
This is a list of the British Academy Television Awards for Best Actress. The British Academy Television Awards began in 1955. The Best Actress award was initially given as an 'individual honour' without credit to a particular performance until 1969 when Wendy Craig won for her performance in Not in Front of the Children. Since 1970, nominees have been announced in addition to the winner and are listed with the winner highlighted in blue. The Actress category was split into Leading Actress and Supporting Actress starting in 2010.
- 1960 Catherine Lacey
- 1961 Billie Whitelaw
- 1962 Ruth Dunning
- 1963 Brenda Bruce
- 1964 Vivien Merchant
- 1965 Katharine Blake
- 1966 Gwen Watford
- 1967 Vanessa Redgrave
- 1968 Judi Dench
- 1969 Wendy Craig in Not in Front of the Children
In 2010, BAFTA split the category into Leading Actress and Supporting Actress. This is the list of BAFTA TV Awards for Leading Actress.
|Record||Actress||Programme||Age (in years)|
|Oldest winner||Thora Hird||Lost for Words||89|
|Youngest winner||Molly Windsor||Three Girls||20|
Actresses with multiple wins and nominations
The following people have been awarded the British Academy Television Award for Actress multiple times:
The following people have been nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Actress multiple times:
Note: Julie Walters' two mentions in 2010, count as two separate nominations.