Siân Grigg, the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated make-up artist will become the 12th recipient of the Siân Phillips Award at the British Academy Cymru Awards on 2 October 2016.
She is known for her work on The Revenant, Inception, and Saving Private Ryan amongst others.
I was so surprised to be contacted by BAFTA Cymru as the recipient of the Sian Phillips Award! What a huge honour to be considered and so lovely for one of the creative arts to be recognised in such a way. Make-up often goes unnoticed as it a tool to help tell a story and should usually fade into the film, so it is lovely that it is being noted in such a way
BAFTA Cymru also announced that the BAFTA Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television, sponsored by SONY Technology, will be presented to BAFTA-nominated actor, writer and director Terry Jones.
Known to many as one of the Pythons, Terry Jones, was born in Colwyn Bay and has gone on to write and direct drama, present documentaries, compose operas and write short stories.
Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia. This illness affects his ability to communicate and he is no longer able to give interviews. Terry is proud and honoured to be recognised in this way and is looking forward to the celebrations.