An arresting sight! Line of Duty star Thandie Newton swaps her uniform for a stunning floor-length sequinned lilac gown at the BAFTA TV Awards
Thandie Newton looked sensational at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday night.
The beautiful actress, who plays DCI Roz Huntley in the BBC police drama Line Of Duty, wore a stunning floor length lilac gown that highlighted her svelte frame.
Featuring an asymmetric, plunging neckline, the 44-year-old sizzled as she attended the exclusive awards ceremony.
Gorgeous: Thandie Newton, 44, looked sensational in a dazzling Vivienne Westwood gown at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday night
Adorned with glittering sequins, the screen siren's Vivienne Westwood gown dazzled under the glittering lights.
Matching her eye make-up to the violet tones of the gown, Thandie smiled as she glided along the red carpet.
Wearing her sleek brunette locks loose over her shoulders, she sported a pair of purple drop earrings.
Violet vision: Matching her eye make-up to the violet tones of the gown, Thandie smiled as she glided along the red carpet
Sensational: Adorned with glittering sequins, the screen siren's Vivienne Westwood gown dazzled under the glittering lights
Show-stopping: Thandie looked worlds away from her steely-gazed Line Of Duty character as she beamed onstage
The beauty took to the stage to present the award for Leading Actor, which went to Adeel Akhtar for his performance in one-part thriller Murdered By My Father.
Thandie's turn in Line Of Duty has been met with staggering success from critics, who have noted that her interrogative looks could 'impale'.
Viewers devoured Jed Mercurio's latest script of the latest series - now airing on BBC1 after proving a hit on BBC2 last year - which saw Thandie newly installed as glacial-eyed cop DCI Roz Huntley, who happily gave short shrift - and some grimacing looks - to colleague DS Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure).
Winner! The beauty took to the stage to present the award for Leading Actor, which went to Adeel Akhtar for his performance in one-part thriller Murdered By My Father
Vicky, recently seen in maternity leave drama The Replacement, is already a past master at dispensing the death look, and offered plenty of them in last night's hour-long installment.
Fans of the show's first series welcomed the arrival of Newton, who spiced up the already red-hot cop drama, if only by needling DS Kate Fleming in a bid to prove who's boss.
The British Academy Television Awards took place at the London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday with the finest of British and global talent in attendance.
Well-deserved: Thandie posed for a photo with the Leading Actor winner Adeel Akhtar
Glamorous: Thandie paired a silver striped box clutch with her glittering gown
The star-studded show was hosted by former Bake Off star Sue Perkins - a change from usual presenter Graham Norton who was busy with Eurovision hosting responsibilities in Ukraine.
Emmerdale scooped the prize for Soaps And Continuing Dramas, while Saturday Night Takeaway won Best Entertainment Programme.
Sarah Lancashire from Happy Valley won the coveted Leading Actress award; it was a successful night for the cast and crew of Happy Valley, which also won Best Drama Series.
Success story: Thandie's turn in Line Of Duty has been met with staggering success from critics, who have noted that her interrogative looks could 'impale'
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