Actors Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters, who brought Hagrid and Molly Weasley to life, received awards on February 22nd at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards, founded on 1927 and dedicated to spread television’s art and science.

Robbie Coltrane won Best Actor for his part in Hulu’s series National Treasure, written by Jack Thorne, screenwriter of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, who was also nominated for Best Writer but lost to Happy Valley‘s Sally Wainwright.

Julie Walters was nominated Best Actress for National Treasure but lost to Undercover‘s Sophie Okonedo. The actress, however, received an honorary award for her “work on television of genuinely exceptional quality”, which includes “the best comedy ever on British television” Victoria Wood – As Seen on TV, Boys from the Blackstuff, BBC Shakespeare, G.B.H, and many others.

With her usual good mood, Walters thanked for winning the “old people’s award” and also “all the amazing people I have elbowed out of the way” to get where she is.

National Treasure won for Best Mini-Series.


News translated by Beatriz Souza