Mark Rylance follows up his big screen victory at the Oscars last month with a small screen win at the Broadcasting Press Guild awards for his role in BBC1 Thomas Cromwell mini-series 'Wolf Hall', in which he had the starring role. The show was also the recipient of a Golden Globe this year.

Mark RylanceMark Rylance wins another 2016 award

The 'Bridge Of Spies' star won Best Actor at the BPG Awards last night (March 10th 2016) for playing the ill-fated chief minister of Henry VIII in a short series about his rise to become the King's closest advisor. The series, which co-starred Damian Lewis as Henry VIII andClaire Foy as Anne Boleyn, also landed Best Drama Series beating the likes of 'Humans', 'Fortitude' and 'Doctor Foster'.

Rylance managed to beat Aidan Turner ('Poldark'), Ben Whishaw ('London Spy') and Timothy Spall ('Enfield Haunting') to the Best Actor prize, but Best Actress went to Suranne Jones for 'Doctor Foster' rather than Claire Foy.

As well as winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 'Bridge of Spies' in February, the same role also landed Rylance a BAFTA and several other awards and nominations. 

More: Read our review of 'Bridge Of Spies'

More winners at the Broadcasting Press Guild awards included 'An Inspector Calls' for Best Single Drama, 'The Murder Detectives' for Best Documentary Series, 'The Great British Bake Off' for Best Entertainment, 'Catastrophe' for Best Comedy, and Aidan Turner who won the Breakthrough Award after starring in 'Poldark'.

Mark Rylance is set to star as the titular protagonist in a Disney adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG', which will arrive in theaters on July 1st 2016. He has also signed on to appear in Christopher Nolan's upcoming World War 2 drama 'Dunkirk' alongside Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh; a film which details the story of the Dunkirk evacuation and which is due to hit screens in 2017.