Daniel Evans is Eisteddfod's Honorary President

Friday 23 July 2010, 11:35

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Welsh star of stage and screen Daniel Evans will act as this year's Honorary President at the Blaenau Gwent and Heads of the Valleys National Eisteddfod.

Evans trained at London's Guildhall School of Music and has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and British National Theatre. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards for his roles in Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday In The Park With George.

The successful actor is currently the artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, which takes in The Crucible, The Lyceum, and the Studio Theatre.

Daniel Evans

Evans follows in the footsteps of some of Wales' greatest names in acting as the Eisteddfod's president, with recent post holders including former First Minister Rhodri Morgan, Lord Gwilym Prys-Davies, Professor Prys Morgan, Guto Harri and Dafydd Wigley.

In Eisteddfod history a different president was honoured each day, but in recent years there has been one sole president for the whole week. David Lloyd George was the Day President for the Thursday for many years and other notable politicians, including Gladstone, also enjoyed the accolade.

Evans is also set to act as one of the adjudicators for this year's Richard Burton Prize, having won the award himself in its inaugural year 20 years ago in 1990, aged just 17. He will give his president's speech at the Eisteddfod on Wednesday 4 August.

Read the latest news on the 2010 National Eisteddfod on the BBC Eisteddfod website.

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