The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA
), the UK's film and television body (equivalent to the US Academy Awards) and a leading charity, has announced that television producer Steven Moffat will receive a special award. The news, as reported on Digital Spy
, came ahead of its annual British Academy Television & Television Craft Awards ceremony, to be held in London on May 27.
is the current producer of the hit BBC television series "Doctor Who
", as well as a frequent writer of the show's episodes, and co-creator of the internationally successful television series "Sherlock
" (starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman).
According to the BBC, Moffat said he was so thrilled" to be recognized again, "especially after two years of [working on] my two favourite shows ever".
Steven Moffat was 18 November 1961 in Paisley, Scotland. Moffat's first TV work was the 1989 drama series Press Gang starring Julia Sawalha, for which he won his first BAFTA. He then went on to write the sitcoms Joking Apart, Chalk, and the highly successful Coupling in 2000. As well as being a creative force behind successful television shows he was also a co-writer on the recent movie "The Adventures of Tintin