Monty Python star ‘very proud’ to get award
Monty Python’s Terry Jones has received a standing ovation at the Bafta Cymru awards for his outstanding contribution to television and film.
Jones, of Colwyn Bay, Conwy, announced last month that he has a severe type of dementia.
Fellow Python star Michael Palin paid tribute to his “most wonderful friend” before presenting him with the award.
Jones told the crowd to “quieten down” before his son told the crowd it was a “great honour”.
Accepting the accolade on his father’s behalf, a tearful Bill Jones told the audience in Cardiff: “It’s a great honour for dad. We’re so proud of him... with the struggles we’re having at the moment, it’s been hard.”
Earlier in the evening, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio paid tribute in a video message to Oscar-nominated make-up artist Sian Grigg, who won the Sian Phillips award.
It is given to someone who has made a significant contribution to international feature films or network television.
Mali Harries took the best actress prize for her performance as Det Insp Mared Rhys in detective series Hinterland/YGwyll, which also won best television drama.
Mark Lewis Jones won the best actor award for the film Yr Ymadawiad, which tells story of two young lovers who are saved by a man after crashing their car into a ravine in the remote mountains of Wales.
Hinterland/Y Gwyll producerwriter Ed Talfan also won the writer award for the film.
Mr Calzaghe, a documentary film about the career of Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe, won three awards, including special achievement in a feature/television film and best factual director for Vaughan Sivell.
Will Millard, won the presenters award for Hunters of the South Seas, which explores the lives of people of the Coral Triangle in the Western Pacific, while Newyddion 9, won best news coverage for its programme Argyfwng y Mudwyr about the European migrant crisis, and BBC Wales’ Week In Week Out won the current affairs award for its Life After April programme.
Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie, which documents the development of British indie music, won the factual series prize.
The award for live outside broadcast went to S4C’s Cor Cymru - Y Rownd Derfynol coverage of the Welsh choir final.
Those attending the event, which honours the achievements of Welsh television and film makers, included Gotham star Erin Richards, Torchwood and Victoria actress Eve Myles and comedian Elis James.