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Michael Sheen up for Welsh BAFTA

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Aug 02, 2013 | 6:40am EDT

Welsh actor Michael Sheen has picked up a nomination for a top acting honour in his home country's version of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. The Hollywood star is in the running for the best actor prize at the forthcoming BAFTA Cymru ceremony for his role in The Passion, which he filmed on the streets in his hometown of Port Talbot. Sheen will face competition from Mark Lewis Jones (Stella) and Rhodri Meilir (Gwlad yr Astra Gwyn) at this year's (13) event, which is due to take place in Cardiff on 29 September (13). Benedict Cumberbatch's crime drama Sherlock has landed four nominations, including a mention in the best TV drama category. Actress Ruth Jones is up for best actress for her lead role in Stella, and she will also compete for the best writer award for penning the show, which landed 10 BAFTA Cymru nominations in total. Bafta Cymru director Allison Dowzell says, "We are excited to be able to bring together the very best representatives of the creative industries in Wales in order to recognise the time, energy, determination and hard work that goes into making and producing creative media, TV and film programmes here. We're sure to see some very worthy winners rewarded for their efforts on the evening."

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