Rose d'Or for Sex Education's Ncuti Gatwa | ...and another for Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones

Rose d'Or for Sex Education's Ncuti Gatwa

...and another for Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones

Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa has won the ‘performance of the year’ accolade at the prestigious international Rose d’Or television awards.

The Scottish-Rwandan actor, who plays Eric Effiong in the Netflix comedy, said: ‘What an honour! It’s such a joy playing Eric, someone who is so fun but has real depth to him. 

‘The fact that people can see themselves in him and relate to the issues we cover in the show is really inspiring and incredibly important to me as an actor.’

Also receiving a special individual talent award is  Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones, who won recognition as the year’s best emerging talent.

She said: ‘Normal People really was a dream job. I just feel so lucky to have played Marianne and it’s done so much for me. To to be acknowledged as an emerging talent by Rose d’Or for it is so special. Thank you so, so much. I’m very proud and very chuffed.

Mark Rowland, chair of the 2020 Rose d’Or judges, said: ‘Daisy and Ncuti’s authentic character portrayals stood out for the judges and audiences alike, we are delighted to be able to recognise their outstanding performances.’

The 59th Rose d’Or Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony hosted by  Nish Kumar on Wednesday December 9.

Published: 26 Nov 2020

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