Tuesday 24 May 2011, 12:54
Bafta in Wales has announced that actor Matthew Rhys will receive the 2011 Siân Phillips Award at the 20th annual British Academy Cymru Awards ceremony later this month.
Matthew Rhys. Photo: Bafta in Wales
Cardiff-born Rhys, who is now based in America, has enjoyed recent success on both sides of the Atlantic for his role in the American hit series Brothers & Sisters.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Sunday 29 May. It will be hosted by Sian Williams and Jason Mohammad and feature a performance by the Welsh tenor Wynne Evans.
Rhys said: "Receiving the Siân Phillips Award from BAFTA in Wales means an enormous amount to me.
"Ironically enough, Siân played my mother in my very first job, which was rather magical, and this honour means an infinite amount more because it is her award... Being recognised by those from home really does make it that much more special."
Browse the Bafta in Wales website for a list of nominees for this year's British Academy Cymru Awards, and for more on the awards ceremony.