The Best International Show category provides the night with some of its biggest names with the Emmy-winning limited series "Big Little Lies" and drama series "The Handmaid's Tale" in the running as are the limited series "Feud: Bette and Joan" and the documentary series "The Vietnam War".
The actor - who won a Bafta in 2014 for his portrayal of the eponymous character in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and played Tim Ifield in the last series of Line of Duty - added that Wilson is really interesting to play because he was the first working class British PM so he "rattled the cage".
Molly Windsor picked up the BAFTA TV Award for Best Leading Actress for her role as 15-year-old Holly Winshaw in Three Girls, based on the child sex abuse scandal in Rochdale.
'She is incredibly strong. "I don't want to ignore the elephant in the room but on such an occasion I think it would be crass to discuss my fee", she said.
The Best Drama award went to Peaky Blinders, which was one of the surprises of the night as most people expected Netflix's The Crown to walk away with award. "But let me say I'll just be putting in half the effort". All the winners in the acting categories were white and none of the shows with majority black or minority ethnic casts were successful. At the craft awards on April 22, the big winners were the drama series "Game of Thrones" and "The Crown" and the limited series "Three Girls".
Britain's Got Talent won entertainment programme and Casualty was named best soap and continuing drama.
Love Island beat rivals The Real Full Monty and Celebrity Hunted for the Best Reality and Constructed Factual prize with Caroline Flack accepting the award. He vies against Sean Bean for "Broken", Joe Cole for "Black Mirror - Hang the DJ", and Jack Rowan for "Born to Kill".