Roger Williams

BAFTA Cymru Award for Roger Williams

WGGB member and former Chair Roger Williams (above) won the BAFTA Cymru Writer Award in Cardiff last night (27 September 2015) for Tir, a contemporary drama series about rural Wales, love and crime, broadcast on S4C.

The series (whose title translates as ‘land’) takes as its theme the effect of the influx of non-Welsh speaking people on Welsh-language heartlands.

Williams, who was WGGB Chair from 2012-2015, is a playwright and screenwriter who works in both the English and Welsh language. His work explores aspects of modern Welsh life, including the place of minority languages and the Cardiff gay scene. He won a BAFTA in 2011 for the S4C drama series Caerdydd. In 2012 he established the production company Joio. The company’s first production was the film Tir, adapted from Williams’ original stage play Tir Sir Gâr, for which he won the Best Playwright (Welsh Language) Award at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014.

The BAFTA Cymru Awards celebrate the best of the television and film industries in Wales.