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11/22/2011 01:39:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Christopher Eccleston AccusedChristopher Eccleston has won the International Emmy for Best Actor.

The Ninth Doctor, won the award for his role in Jimmy McGovern's Accused for BBC One, which also won best drama series. In the drama, shown last year, Eccleston played a plumber who found £20,000 in the back of a cab but was arrested after it turned out the money was forged.

The awards, which celebrate TV production outside the United States, were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in New York on Monday evening.

Eccleston is currently working on a new BBC One drama The Fuse.

Filming is currently taking place in Liverpool and Manchester for the four-part thriller which tells the story of a fictional council official (Eccleston) who realises he may have committed a murder during a drunken night out. An act of redemption eventually leads to him becoming a straight-talking mayoral candidate.

The Fuse is written by Bill Gallagher, who previously worked on Lark Rise To Candleford, and is made by Red Production Company (Single Father, Exile).