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Kate Beckinsale shares emotional post as late stepdad Roy Battersby honoured at TV Baftas 2024-Kitty Chrisp-Entertainment – Metro

She announced his death in January.

Kate Beckinsale shares emotional post as late stepdad Roy Battersby honoured at TV Baftas 2024-Kitty Chrisp-Entertainment – Metro

Kate Beckinsale has posted about missing Roy Battersby as he’s honoured at the TV Baftas 2024 (Picture: Kate Beckinsale/Instagram)

Kate Beckinsale has shared an emotional post as her stepfather Roy Battersby was honoured in this evening’s TV Bafta Awards.

Battersby was included in the in memoriam section of tonight’s ceremony held at the Royal Festival Hall in London, which also remembered Friends star Matthew Perry and broadcasting legend Michael Parkinson.

Kate’s step-father was a director, known for working on major British TV productions including Inspector Morse and Cracker, with his most recent work being an episode of A Touch Of Frost eight years ago. His film credits include Red Mercury and Winter Flight.

Also tonight, Kate wrote a Mother’s Day post for her mother Judy Lowe in which she remembered her stepfather.

Alongside the post, she shared a picture of Judy delightedly receiving flowers from Kate – even though it’s Mother’s Day in the US and not the UK.

‘It’s amazing how broken and yet full a heart can feel at the same time. I love you Jude. I love you Lily. I miss you Roy,’ she wrote.

Kate announced Battersby’s death in January (Picture: Kate Beckinsale/Instagram)

The actress shared her mother Judy Lowe’s response to receiving Mother’s Day flowers (Picture: Kate Beckinsale/Instagram)

Kate continued: ‘Feel so lucky the day before I start a movie that even though I’m not with my girls that I have the best girls in the world – and how cute is my mothers astonishment at getting Mother’s Day flowers when it isn’t actually Mother’s Day in the UK.’

‘Big love to everyone on Mother’s Day and extra big love for those finding it hard for all the reasons one can feel lost, lonely, guilty, angry, sad, left out, jealous, bereaved or f***ed over on Mother’s Day.’

Announcing Battersby’s death in January, Kate said she was ‘speechless’ and reflected on how she’d ‘fought with everything [she] had’ for him.

Battersby’s death announcement came just after Kate rushed to hospital from the Golden Globes to see him.

Since March, Kate herself has been suffering with a mystery health issue, as she’s posted various social media updates from hospital in a private room at the Cedars Sinai medical centre – though she has kept the reasons for her stay private.

Kate has suffered with her health over the past few months (Picture: Neil Mockford / Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

Elsewhere at the TV Baftas – hosted by comedians Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett – Baby Reindeer stars Richard Gadd and Jessica Gunning put on a united front on the red carpet after their Netflix show dramatically seeped into real life.

Meanwhile, Sarah Lancashire won the leading actress gong for her role in Happy Valley – her second Bafta for the same character – with the police series also scooping the only award voted for by the British public for the memorable kitchen scene between Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce.

Jasmine Jobson won her first Bafta for her supporting actress performance in Top Boy, while Timothy Spall won his first too, scooping leading actor for The Sixth Commandment, which also won best limited drama.

Succession’s Matthew Macfayden won the supporting actor award – the second time he’s scooped this gong – while Strictly Come Dancing won the best entertainment category and best reality show was awarded to Squid Game: The Challenge.

Hosts Rob and Romesh also won the best comedy entertainment award for Rob & Romesh Vs on Sky Max.

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