British Academy Cymru Awards 2013 Winners Announced
BAFTA Wales Announces The Winners Of The 2013 British Academy Cymru Awards
- Michael Sheen wins Best Actor, Sara Lloyd-Gregory wins Best Actress
- Tidy Productions triumphs as Stella wins three awards including Best Writer
- BBC's Dewi Llwyd receives a BAFTA Cymru Special Award
Cardiff, 29 September: In a glittering night the best of Welsh television and film was celebrated at the British Academy Cymru Awards at the Wales Millennium Centre on Sunday 29 September.
Taking a break from his latest role in the film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 19th-century literary classic Far From the Madding Crowd, Hollywood star Michael Sheen accepted the award for Best Actor for his role in The Gospel of Us, a film version of the three-day Passion play staged in his home town of Port Talbot.
This year's Awards were dominated by independent productions, with television drama the real winner of the night as Wales' home-grown productions for UK-wide audiences began to make their mark.
Sky's Stella made by Tidy Productions claimed Best Television Drama and Ruth Jones triumphed as Best Writer for the series. Sara Lloyd Gregory was crowned Best Actress for her lead role in Alys and the S4C series made by Apollo also won Best Photography and Lighting. The BBC's The Indian Doctor produced by Rondo Media and Avatar Productions took Best Director Fiction for Lee Haven Jones and Sherlock produced by Hartswood Films for BBC claimed two craft awards.
BBC Cymru Wales' Doctor Who 50th anniversary was celebrated during the ceremony with a montage of clips from the show and the Welsh producer responsible for spearheading the 2005 revival of the series, Julie Gardner, was honoured with the Sian Phillips Award. Julie, who flew in especially from her Los Angeles base to accept the Award, also held the position of executive producer on the highly popular Doctor Who spin-offs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Representing the Welsh film industry The Machine, the sci-fi thriller made by Red & Black Films, won the Special Achievement for Film along with Best Costume Design for Chrissie Pegg and Original Music for Tom Raybould.