Submarine star Craig Roberts is Bafta Cymru best actor

Maesycwmmer actor Craig Roberts

Maesycwmmer actor Craig Roberts

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GWENT actor Craig Roberts was named Best Actor at tonight’s Welsh Bafta awards.

Mr Roberts, of Maesycwmmer won the gong for his role as the young 15-year old Oliver Tate in Swansea-shot film ‘Submarine’ at the 21st annual British Academy Cymru Awards.

His performance has already won him the Young British Performer of the year at the London Critic’s Circle Film Awards.

'Submarine' was named as Best Feature/ Television film at the glittering ceremony, held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay and hosted by Alex Jones.

Among the winners were John Hefin, who took home the BAFTA Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television Drama, Lowri Morgan for Best Presenter and Sharon Morgan for Best Actress in her role in the film adaption of Owen Sheer’s novel ‘Resistance’.

Gwent film director Keri Collins’ missed out on a gong for his short film Funday.

Marc Evans’s film Patagonia swept the board, winning four awards including Director,: Fiction (Marc Evans), Editor; Fiction, Sound and Hair and Make-Up.

Eddie Butler was crowned Best Writer for Lions ‘71- a Green Bay production for BBC Cymru Wales and Welsh film and television actor Robert Pugh was presented with The Sian Phillips award in recognition of his work in major films and network television programmes.

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