Golden globe awards nod for cardiff actor rhys
ACTING star Matthew Rhys has gained another big award nomination for his acclaimed role in The Americans, after being named among the nominees in the latest Golden Globes.
Rhys, from Cardiff, received a nod in the best actor in a TV drama category, alongside Bodyguard’s leading man Richard Madden.
Keri Russell, his real-life partner and The Americans co-star, received a nomination for best actress in a TV drama, while the show itself received a nod in the best television series: drama category.
A spokesperson for the show – which follows the fortunes of two Russian spies living undercover in the US in the 1980s – said: “Words escape use. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of The Americans on their golden globes nominations.”
The star, who was raised in the Whitchurch area of the capital, recently won an
Emmy for his role in The Americans – and credited his Welsh roots for the win. In a tweet following his Emmy win, he posted a message in Welsh which, translated, said: “Proof if proof is needed that Sunday school verses, appearances on the stages of school, regional and national Eisteddfod competitions (including being robbed on a number of occasions) can, without doubt help, if not pay off at the time.”
He also paid homage to his partner and The Americans co-star Keri Russell in his acceptance speech, describing her as “the woman who truly got me this award [and] who just stands in front of me every day and puts up with me”.