New Year Honours 2016

sian-phillipsOne of Wales’ leading stage and screen actresses (and Patron of RAFT), Siân Phillips, has been made a dame in the 2016 New Year honours list.

Siân Phillips has had a distinguished acting career for some 60 years.
Her performance as Livia in ”I Claudius” and Mam in ”How Green Was My Valley?” won her a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and are still remembered today. She is still delivering innovative and award-winning performances and her reputation in the Welsh arts has been recognised by the founding of the annual ”TlwsSiân Phillips Award”, presented to a Welsh actor or actress who has made a significant contribution to film or television.
Dame Siân Phillips, CBE, is a patron of Sherman Cymru and of RAFT, a leading medical research organisation which helps people regain their quality of life, independence and dignity after major trauma.
Read the BBC article in full here
View the full 2016 New Years Honors List here