David Tennant Wins TV Times Award For His Performance In Des

David Tennant has been named the winner of the TV Times Favourite Actor Award for his gripping performance of real-life serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the ITV drama Des. The TV Times 2020 Awards launched in September and were voted on by readers of the UK listings magazine. David saw off some tough competition from the likes of Michael Sheen, Martin Compston and Ralph Little. 

David, who is currently filming Around The World In 80 Days in Romania, said of his prize, "Thank you, TV Times. I am very honoured by this. I worked on Des with so many incredible people, and over such a long time. It's not an easy story to tell - I am so pleased and proud that it connected with the audience. Thank you."

Yesterday, New Pictures Ltd, the producers of Des, tweeted that the show's 28-day consolidated ratings of 12 million views make it ITV's highest rated show of 2020.

Other winners in the TV Times Awards 2020 include After Life (Favourite On-Demand Show), Killing Eve (Favourite Drama), Paul Mescal (Favourite Newcomer) and Jodie Comer (Favourite Actress). The full list of winners is available in the new issue of TV Times available in stores or digitally via the TV Times app. 

Des is a three-part drama following the arrest and trial of notorious UK serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who murdered at least a dozen vulnerable young men and boys between 1978 and 1983. The series is still available to watch in the UK via the ITV Hub.