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Monty Python's Terry Jones to attend Bafta Cymru awards

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Bafta Cymru has said Monty Python star Terry Jones will be attending its awards ceremony on Sunday.

Last week, it was announced the 74-year-old, who was born in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, had been diagnosed with a severe variant of dementia.

The condition - primary progressive aphasia - affects his ability to communicate.

Mr Jones will be honoured with an outstanding contribution award at the ceremony in Cardiff.

He was a member of the legendary comedy troupe with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and the late Graham Chapman.

Image caption Left-right: Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin

He directed Monty Python's Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life and co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Gilliam.

Hannah Raybould, director of Bafta Cymru, said: "We are very much looking forward to celebrating the work of Terry Jones during the ceremony with a look back at his work from 1969 to the present day."

Jones's spokesman said: "Terry is proud and honoured to be recognised in this way and is looking forward to the celebrations."

Michael Palin will also attend the ceremony at St David's Hall.

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