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British actor Sean Bean took home one of the top acting honours at the 41st International Emmy Awards

Sean, perhaps best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, won the best actor gong for his role in an episode of the crime anthology series Accused, at the ceremony at the Hilton New York on Monday night.

Sean portrayed a shy English literature teacher with a secret alter-ego of a flamboyant transvestite who gets involved in an affair with a married man that leads to a brutal crime of passion.

Other Brit wins included Moone Boy, a comedy drama starring Bridesmaids Chris O’Dowd about a young Irish boy who survives his chaotic family life with the help of an imaginary grown-up pal.

And the British documentary Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, which focuses on the rock singer’s solo projects outside of Queen, tied for the arts programming award with South Korea’s Hello?! Orchestra.