Adrian Dunbar has dedicated his GQ Men of the Year awards win to his 89-year-old mother, who has beaten coronavirus.

The Line of Duty star was named Television Actor of the Year at the ceremony in London on Wednesday evening.

Singer Ed Sheeran, Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page and England football manager Gareth Southgate were also honoured at the awards alongside the team behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Ed Sheeran - Solo Artist of the Year

Speaking on stage at the event, Dunbar thanked the BBC, Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio and his co-stars and "best mates" Vicky McClure and Martin Compston.

"But I'd really like to dedicate this award to my 89-year-old mother Pauline, who beat Covid last week," he added.

Vivienne Westwood was named Game Changer of the Year during the ceremony.

She used her acceptance speech to call for action on climate change.

The fashion designer said: "We must do what we can."

Vivienne Westwood arrives at the awards

She added: "Strike at the very structure of our economy.

"Our economy is the cause of climate change."

Sheeran, who has been top of the UK charts for nine weeks with his single Bad Habits, was named Solo Artist of the Year, while Page, the breakout star of the raunchy Netflix period drama Bridgerton, was given the Standout Performance of the Year prize.

Regé-Jean Page - Standout Performance of the Year

Southgate, who led the England team to the final of the delayed Euro 2020 tournament, was hailed as the Inspiration of the Year.

It was previously announced that Professor Sarah Gilbert, Professor Catherine Green and the team behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine would be given the Heroes of the Year award.

Also honoured at the ceremony at London's Tate Modern was Anthony Hopkins, who won the Best Actor Oscar earlier this year and was given the Legend prize.

Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen was given the Icon honour, while Arlo Parks was named Breakthrough Music Artist of the Year and WandaVision star Paul Bettany was named Leading Man of the Year.

The ceremony, hosted by actor Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina, saw Wolf Alice named Band of the Year.

Sabrina and Idris Elba

Quentin Tarantino was named Writer of the Year while Team GB and Paralympics GB were given the Outstanding Achievement of the Year prize.

Ronan and Storm Keating, Line of Duty star McClure, actress Cush Jumbo, singer Ellie Goulding, model Winnie Harlow and television presenter Alex Scott were among the stars at the event.

Ronan and Storm Keating

Journalist and television presenter Piers Morgan also attended after UK broadcasting watchdog Ofcom earlier announced he did not breach the broadcasting code with his comments on Good Morning Britain about the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

Love Island host Laura Whitmore, radio DJs Clara Amfo and Nick Grimshaw and former footballer Gary Lineker were also present.

Laura Whitmore

Source: Press Association

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