Richard Madden up against Jodie Whittaker for top TV award

Scottish star Richard Madden has been shortlisted for best drama performance. Picture: Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix via AP
Scottish star Richard Madden has been shortlisted for best drama performance. Picture: Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix via AP
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Scottish actor Richard Madden is to compete against new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker for one of Britain’s biggest TV honours for his starring role in The Bodyguard.

The 32-year-old star, from Elderslie, in Renfrewshire, has been shortlisted for best drama performance in the National Television Awards just hours after winning a Golden Globe for the role.

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The gripping show, the most watched drama in Britain over the last decade, will compete against Killing Eve for the best new drama honour at the star-studded ceremony, which will be shown live on ITV on 22 January.

Dermot O’Leary, the host of the awards, unveiled the shortlist at a special event at Dundee’s V&A museum today.