BAFTA Cymru to host An Audience with Michael Sheen
by Naman Ramachandran
- Acclaimed Welsh actor to discuss career and Wales’ creative industries
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has announced An Audience with Michael Sheen, an event at which the BAFTA nominated Welsh actor will offer insights into his career on March 11 at the BAFTA headquarters in London. Sheen has received nominations for his work from BAFTA for his roles in The Queen [+see also:
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Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru, said, “Michael’s internationally-recognised career to date is an inspiration to those aspiring to work in the film and television industries, and by hosting this event we hope to raise the profile of the outstanding creative talent in Wales as well as discussing our proposal for supporting career starters in the industry with our key partners, BAFTA Cymru-winners and other supporters attending the evening.”
Sheen said, “I am honoured and hugely looking forward to being able to share an evening at BAFTA. It's always a pleasure to be involved with an organization that does so much for film and television both at home and abroad.”
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates said, “The Creative Industries are thriving in Wales. We are not resting on our laurels however, and attracting even more high-quality TV and film productions to Wales is an essential part of our strategy to grow the industry.”
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