At BAFTA Cymru we want to inspire the nation of Wales to discover and create a deeper emotional connection with film, games and television made on their doorstep.
A creative spark can ignite in anyone, anywhere, and at any time.
The Cymru Awards are to celebrate our finest talent from all over Wales who offer us magical moments and have the potential to inspire the next generation of creativity the industry needs.
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This year we have selected a number of nominees from across Wales to highlight talent from different parts of the country.
Celyn Jones – Holyhead
Celyn Jones has appeared in the likes of Set Fire to the Stars (which he also co-wrote), Submergence, The Bill, Law & Order: UK, and Torchwood. He is a renowned theatre actor as well as a screenwriter. Celyn spent his early years learning drama at the Manchester Youth Theatre and then won a scholarship to the prestigious Oxford School of Drama when he was 18. He is an Into Film Ambassador.
Delyth Wyn Jones – Aberdaron
Delyth is a producer at Tinopolis in North Wales who is nominated for Drych: Chdi, Fi ac IVF.
Gaz Thomas Media – Llandudno
Gaz Thomas Media has developed over 60 games and the company also work in VR. They hold the GUINNESS world record for the most viewed walkthroughs on YouTube.
Siân Gibson – Mold
Siân Gibson is a Welsh stand-up comic, actor, impressionist and writer. She is known for her collaborations with Peter Kay, including starring in and co-writing the comedy series Peter Kay's Car Share and roles including Inside No. 9 and Death in Paradise. When young she joined the local youth theatre in Theatr Clwyd and then studied performing arts at Salford University.
Fflur Dafydd - Llandysul
Fflur Dafydd is a multi-platform writer who writes in Welsh and English. She is the sole creator and writer of all 24 episodes of PARCH. She is also an award-winning novelist, singer-songwriter and musician. After graduating from Aberystwyth University she gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.
Huw Edwards - Llanelli
Huw is a mulit-BAFTA-nominated presenter. He started out on work experience at a commercial radio station Swansea Sound, before joining the BBC as a news trainee and Parliamentary Correspondent for BBC Wales. Since 2003 he became the main presenter of the Ten O'Clock News on BBC One.
Rhodri Gomer Davies – Carmarthen and Llandeilo
Rhodri was a professional rugby player and then in 2013 he became a roaming sports reporter for Welsh language magazine Heno, producing and reporting on sports events and stories all over Wales. Upon S4C gaining rights to the prestigious Tour de France coverage in 2014, Rhodri became presenter of the ‘Seiclo’ series, presenting live outside broadcasts on location all over France. 2019 will be his sixth time presenting the World famous stage race.
Gabrielle Creevey – Swansea
Having attended the Mark Jermin stage school from a young age, Gabrielle was cast in Gwaith Cartref and has since gone on to star in 15 Days and In My Skin.
Jamie Jones – Swansea
Writer/Director Jamie started out in short films and television documentaries, winning acclaim for his short film The Nest starring Vicci McClure.
Madoc Roberts – Neath
Madoc Roberts has worked in television for thirty years. He is managing director of Barkingmad TV and as a producer and director has made history programmes for Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery and the History Channel. As an editor he has worked on feature films and made award-winning programmes for all the major networks including Timewatch for BBC 2 and Time Team for Channel 4.
Michael Sheen - Port Talbot
RADA trained Michael is best known for Frost/Nixon, The Masters of Sex, Good Omens and the Twilight Saga films.
Andrew Davies – Cardiff
Andrew is a writer of screenplays and novels, best known for House of Cards and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, and War & Peace. He was made a BAFTA Fellow in 2002.
Catrin Meredyd – Pontyclun
Catrin started out as an Assistant Art Director on Welsh film Very Annie Mary and has since gone on to Art Direct projects like Poldark, Broadchurch and Ordeal by Innocence. Catrin studied an MA Design for Film & TV at the Royal College of Art after an FDI Art Direction Training and BA Hons in Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick.
Eiry Thomas – Cardiff
Having studied drama in London Eiry has since appeared in The Indian Doctor, Eastenders, Torchwood and Stella as well as Pen Talar, Cwcw and Keeping Faith/Un Bore Mercher. She has won two BAFTA Cymru Awards.
Lee Haven Jones – Aberpennar/Mountain Ash
Lee is a Director and also one of the partners in the company Joio. He is currently director Doctor Who and is known for his work on Vera, Shetland, Casualty and 35 Diwrnod, having started out on S4C dramas Caerdydd and Pobol y Cwm. He is also a RADA trained theatre actor and was the Executive Producer of Port Talbot-set drama series, Bang.
Owen Sheers – Abergavenny
Owen Sheers is a novelist, poet and playwright. His BBC film-poem to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, The Green Hollow, won three BAFTA Cymru awards and was nominated for BAFTA and Grierson awards. He is also a presenter for radio and television and is Professor of Creativity at Swansea University.