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Welsh stars Dame Siân Phillips, Luke Evans, and Sir Jonathan Pryce CBE to present at BAFTA Cymru Awards 2023

12 October 2023
Event: British Academy Cymru AwardsDate: 8 October 2017Venue: St David's Hall, Cardiff, WalesHost: Huw Stephens-Area: Branding & Set-Up BAFTA/Mei Lewis

BAFTA in Wales today shares details of nominees, presenters, and special guests that will attend this Sunday's BAFTA Cymru Awards, hosted by Welsh TV presenter Alex Jones at the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) in Newport on Sunday, October 15.

Welsh-born stage veteran Dame Siân Phillips (who celebrated her 90th birthday this year), actor and singer Luke Evans, and actor Sir Jonathan Pryce CBE, actress, writer, author and artist Katy Wix, this year’s Siân Phillips Special Award recipient Rakie Ayola, award-winning screenwriter and television producer Russell T Davies and Good Morning Britain’s Sean Fletcher are all expected to join in the evening’s celebration of excellence across the screen industries in Wales.

Joining them on the evening will be Alexandria Riley, Annabel Scholey, S4C presenter Elin Fflur, Gabrielle Creevy, Huw Novelli, comedian, actress and writer Jayde Adams, Jo Hartley, Lily Beau, Louise Brealey, Mark Lewis Jones, Neet Mohan, BBC Radio 2 presenter Owain Wyn Evans, Sophie Melville and Steffan Cennydd, along with BBC Cymru Wales Director, Rhuanedd Richards who will be presenting this year’s Outstanding Contribution Award.  

Live on the evening, Ffion Emyr will perform producer Branwen Munn’s brand-new arrangement of 'Anfonaf Angel', a song composed by Robat Arwyn with words by this year's Outstanding Contribution recipient, Hywel Gwynfryn.

Angharad Mair, Chair of BAFTA Cymru said: “We are thrilled to see some of the biggest names in the industry joining us for the awards this year and to celebrate all the talent we have here in Wales. It will also be amazing to see industry giants share the stage with new upcoming talent, and we can’t wait to see you all and celebrate with you on the night.”

For the 2023 edition, the ceremony will be held for the first time at the ICCW in Newport, with audiences at home able to follow the action as it unfolds on BAFTA’s YouTube.

The BAFTA Cymru Award sponsors and partners for 2023 have been confirmed as Acqua Panna, Bad Wolf, BBC Cymru Wales, Champagne Taittinger, Channel 4, Coco & Cwtsh, Deloitte, EE, Eric James Travel Services, Gorilla, ITV Cymru Wales, Lancôme, San Pellegrino, S4C and Villa Maria.

Notes to Editors

  • View the full list of nominations HERE
  • As previously announced, the Siân Phillips Special Award has been awarded to Rakie Ayola and the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Contribution is legendary Welsh broadcaster Hywel Gwynfryn.

BAFTA Photography

Pre-awards promotional images of the BAFTA Cymru ‘mask’ award, host of the ceremony and any additional content will available to download via BAFTA’s photography library here.

A selection of handout imagery from the 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards red carpet, ceremony & winner’s press room area will also be available via the same link from approx. 18:00PM (BST) onwards, Sunday 15 October 2023, with full sets of imagery available to syndicate directly from Getty Images.

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About BAFTA Cymru

BAFTA Cymru extends BAFTA’s charitable mission across the UK in support of Wales’ creative communities by highlighting the breadth and success of the production industry in Wales, identifying and supporting the next generation of talent, and bringing the very best work in Welsh film, games and television to public attention globally. The highlight of BAFTA’s events calendar in Wales is the annual BAFTA Cymru Awards, showcasing work that truly reflects the best of the country across film and television, making a difference to those producing creative work as well as those watching it

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