June Brown gets Bafta nomination

Actress June Brown has been nominated for Best TV Actress in this year's British Academy Television Awards. This nomination is a fantastic achievement, as it marks the first time that the soap star has been recognised by Bafta.

Soap veteran June has played Dot Branning (nee Cotton) since EastEnders launched in 1985. The star is cited for the solo episode in which she appeared in January 2008.

June's nomination marks the first time a soap actress has been nominated in this category since Jean Alexander (Hilda Ogden) from Coronation Street was shortlisted in 1988.

Diederick Santer, Executive Producer, spoke of June's nomination: "This is a fantastic moment for her, made all the more special by the quality of the other nominees and the fact that it has traditionally been almost impossible for our actors to break through into these kinds of awards. This is truly remarkable and thoroughly deserved achievement."

Along with June's nod, EastEnders receives its 10th nomination for Best Continuing Drama along with Casualty, The Bill and Emmerdale.

The Bafta award ceremony will take place on Sunday 26 April at the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank. Good luck!

Source - EastEnders Website

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