New for 2016: Public invited to join celebrities and nominees on the red carpet
Ceremony to be live-streamed on BAFTA Cymru website, Sunday 2 October
Cardiff, 26 September 2016: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has today revealed the names of some of the nominees, presenters and other special guest attendees for this Sunday’s British Academy Cymru Awards, which is taking place at the St David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales.
Stars of the big and small screen are set to attend the 25th BAFTA Cymru ceremony, which honours excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales, and will be joined by a host of famous faces from across the worlds of theatre, music and sport.
DJ and presenter Huw Stephens returns to host the ceremony for a second time, at which the stars of Welsh-made television dramas Hinterland, Gwaith Cartref, Byw Celwydd and feature film The Library Suicides will attend, some of which are nominated for multiple BAFTA Cymru awards this year.
Those expected to grace the red carpet include, but are not limited to, BAFTA-winning comedian and actor Michael Palin, BAFTA-nominated comedian Terry Jones, BAFTA-winning make up artist Siân Grigg, BAFTA Cymru-winning presenter Lowri Morgan, Game of Thrones actor Robert Pugh (2012 recipient of Sian Phillips Award), Raised by Wolves' Alexa Davies, Jacob Ifan, Richard Elis, Spencer Wilding, Ffion Dafis and comedian Elis James.
Presenters and other attendees confirmed to date include actress Catrin Stewart, who won Best Performance in a British Feature Film at Edinburgh Film Festival this year for her role in The Library Suicides/Y Llyfrgell.
To celebrate 10 years of Torchwood, actors Gareth David Lloyd and Naoko Mori will be in attendance as will BAFTA Cymru Chair and presenter, Angharad Mair, of Tinopolis.
Previous BAFTA Cymru winners Eve Myles, who is currently on our screens in Victoria, Sara Lloyd Gregory and Sian Phillips will also be in attendance.
The evening's entertainment will be provided on stage by Kizzy Crawford.
A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 19 year-old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just two years ago; and, during the drinks reception, by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama performers, The Miroshnichenko Band.
The ceremony will be produced for the second time by David Mahoney, who is best known for his work as a producer of live music events including the recent City of the Unexpected celebration in Cardiff, various television programmes and as a member of Classical Brit Award winning vocal ensemble, Only Men Aloud.
The event will be streamed live on the BAFTA Cymru website, www.bafta.org/wales, as made possible by the event's sponsors Gorilla Post Production.
21 programme, craft and performance categories feature in the 25th annual British Academy Cymru Awards, honouring excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales during the period 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
Members of the public are invited to join nominees and industry professionals at this year’s awards.
Awards tickets are still available for the Champagne reception, ceremony and after party priced at £90, which include a limited-edition Awards brochure and offers for local bars and clubs.
Tickets can be purchased from the St David’s Hall Box Office
029 20 878444 / St Davids Hall
– Ends –
For further information, please contact:
Holly Jamieson or Lydia Jones, Working Word
T: 029 2045 5182
About BAFTA Wales
BAFTA Wales – or BAFTA Cymru – extends the Academy’s charitable mission across the UK in support of Wales’ creative communities. The highlight of BAFTA’s events calendar in Wales is the annual British Academy Cymru Awards, an independent platform showcasing the work that truly reflects the best of the country across film, television and games, making a difference to those producing creative work as well as those watching it. The branch celebrates 25 years of the British Academy Cymru Awards in 2016. www.bafta.org/wales
BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, TV and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.
British Academy Cymru Awards sponsors
BBC Cymru Wales
Cardiff & Vale College
Cardiff Wales Airport
Da Mhile Gin
Holiday Inn Express
Mad Dog Casting
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
St David's Hotel
University of South Wales
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.