Posted by: Kimbaforeva | May 14, 2011

Danny Miller wins Best Actor

Danny Miller has been named Best Actor at the British Soap Awards 2011, held in Manchester last night. The star beat off competition from Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow, Coronation Street), Shane Richie (Alfie Moon, EastEnders) and Emmett J. Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks).

His win was just one of two awards for Emmerdale, with the late Gavin Blyth being awarded the Special Recognition prize. Danny gave a tearful tribute to Gavin before presenting the award to his widow, Suzy Blyth. After a standing ovation from the audience in honour of the late producer, Mrs Blyth said: “I told Gavin we’d get some bloody awards this year – he just wouldn’t wait, as usual. I am so incredibly proud of my husband. He’s left an amazing legacy.”

Pauline Quirke missed out to Emmett J. Scanlan in the Best Newcomer category, with Emmett also being crowned Villain of the Year. Danny was beaten to the Best Dramatic Performance award by Coronation Street’s Jane Danson (Leanne Barlow).

Coronation Street may have been the big winners of the night with 9 gongs, but it was EastEnders who took away the prestigious Best Soap award for the fourth year in a row, along with a further three prizes. Doctors failed to win a single title.

Check out more pictures of Danny and Pauline below…


Full list of winners here.

VIDEO: Danny Miller is interviewed by Digital Spy on the red carpet:

Tune into the show on Wednesday 18th May 2011, 8pm, ITV1.


  1. That’s brilliant for Danny *and Gavin). I’m pleased for Corrie too, rather them be the big winners than Eastenders. Their storylines this year have been appalling. I can’t think why Jane Danson got the Dramatic Performance Award though and for the fourth year running Eastenders is Best Soap, seriously. At least they only got four. Poor Doctors, they never seem to win but they have such a rubbish time slot.

  2. Brilliant Danny!! So much deserved. Pauline looks really amazing. She’s lost so much weight from when she first appeared on Emmerdale. Danny Miller is the next James McAvoy. Emmerdale is just a launching pad for this wonderfully talented actor! BRAVO DANNY! BRAVO!!

  3. Hooray for Danny!

    And can I also just say: about bloody time!!

    I’m so glad he’s been recognised at last for his fantastic performances as troubled Aaron.

    Well done Danny!

  4. This is fantastic news, well done Danny!
    I never thought Emmerdale would push in front of the two big soaps, so it is especially good that Danny has beaten the competition; an extra compliment to his amazing talent.

  5. Wooow go Danny 😀

  6. Congratulations to Danny.

    A well deserved award for a brilliant young actor. To make the shortlist three times and be only twenty is some achievement.

    Long may his success continue

  7. Grats Danny.

    You can thank me later!

  8. YEESSS!!! Finally a big one for this amazing actor. Last year was already enough robbing! lol
    What it´s bullshit is girl from Eastenders winning over Jane Cox (Lisa in Emmerdale). Doesn´t make sense!
    Congrats Danny. I feel bad for Marc he wasn´t nominated for anything though…

  9. wasn’t marc there!!!

  10. Once again many congratulations to our Danny for winning Best Actor at the British Soap Awards!

    To beat actors from Corrie and Eastenders is not an easy thing and that just makes me and I’m sure everyone else, extra proud of him.

    Also, our Straight Lad From Manchester was looking pretty good on the red carpet 😉 Shame Marc was nowhere to be seen though.

  11. wow danny looks ruff lol beard is long and his hair is long too

  12. Is it just me or has Pauline lost a lot of weight. She is looking very good.

  13. holy hell who’s doin that interview??
    i can barely understand him and i usually have no probs with any of the British accents lolz

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