Pride film wins BAFTA award for outstanding debut

Stephen Beresford (left) and David Livingstone with the BAFTA award for Pride. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/ Empics Entertainment

A film set in the South Wales valleys has won a BAFTA award for outstanding debut.

Pride - filmed in and around the Dulais Valley - is the true story of the unlikely alliance between the gay and lesbian community and striking miners in the 1980s.

Writer Stephen Beresford and producer David Livingstone scooped the award to rapturous applause at the Royal Opera House in London last night.

One of the characters portrayed in the film was miner's wife and now Swansea East MP, Siân James.

As the 30th anniversary of the end of the strike approaches, Siân spoke to Emily Gadd about the film, her involvement and the wider impact:

Christine Powell, a miner's wife and Neath & District Miners' Support Group treasurer, shares her reaction to the Bafta award win:

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