The Welsh drama In My Skin, written by Kayleigh Llewellyn, picked up the gong for Best Drama Series at last night's BAFTAs. The series beat off tough competition in the shape of BBC drama Vigil and ITV’s Unforgotten.
Kayleigh Llewellen also won the BAFTA for Best Writer.
In My Skin is a dark comedy drama set in Cardiff which follows 16 year old Bethan, played by Gabrielle Creevy, as she deals with the comic but painful stresses of being a teenager from a troubled home, which she keeps secret from her friends. Laura Checkley stars as Mrs Blocker, Bethan's openly gay PE teacher who has a unique teaching style and surprises Bethan by looking out for her at school.
Laura commented on her Instagram page, "My heart is so full for all the IMS team!! But mostly you @kaydllew my brave and ridiculously talented pal. Love ya long time! The perfect ending. Thanks so much for bringing me along for the ride this was and will always be a special one!"
Last night's BAFTA adds another award to the show's trophy cabinet as the first series won an RTS Award in 2021 for Best Drama Series and two BAFTA Cymru Awards.
Laura Checkley has also starred in King Gary and Screw and is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click her image for her profile page and voiceover showreel.