Golden globe awards nod for cardiff ac­tor rhys

South Wales Echo - - News -

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”.

Matthew Rhys

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