Famous Welsh Media Personalities

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Perdita Weeks
(Actress)
Perdita Weeks
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Birthdate: December 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

British actress Perdita Weeks is known for her role in the CBS reboot series Magnum P.I. An alumnus of the Courtauld Institute of Art, she always knew she wanted to be an actress. She began acting as a child and her passion for the profession only intensified with time. She primarily acts on TV and a done a few films.

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Joanna Page
(Actress who appeared as Stacey Shipman in the BAFTA-winning television series Gavin & Stacey)
Joanna Page
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Birthdate: March 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Treboeth, Swansea, Wales
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Alex Jones
(Television presenter)
Alex Jones
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Birthdate: March 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ammanford, Carmarthen, Wales, UK
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Paula Yates
(Television presenter)
Paula Yates
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Birthdate: April 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Wales
Died: September 17, 2000
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Rhod Gilbert
(Welsh Comedian and Television & Radio Presenter)
Rhod Gilbert
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Birthdate: October 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales

Perrier Best Newcomer Award-nominated comedian Rhod Gilbert is also a writer and producer, known for his shows such as Rhod Gilbert vs. Kilimanjaro and Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience. Named to the list of the Top 50 Comedians by The Times, he is also an avid badminton player.

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Huw Edwards
(journalist)
Huw Edwards
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Birthdate: August 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgend, Wales
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Mark Lewis Jones
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Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Rhosllannerchrugog, Wales, UK
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Gareth Jones
(Journalist)
Gareth Jones
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Birthdate: August 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barry, England
Died: August 12, 1935
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Kenneth Griffith
(Actor, Activist)
Kenneth Griffith
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Birthdate: October 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died: June 25, 2006
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Bertie Charles Forbes
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Birthdate: May 14, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: May 6, 1954

Born to working-class parents in Scotland, Bertie Charles Forbes initially worked as a journalist in Scotland and South Africa, before moving to the US. He launched Forbes magazine, which focused on finance and business and was later taken over by his two sons. Following his death, his body was buried in Scotland.

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Gerald Davies
(Rugby union player)
Gerald Davies
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Birthdate: February 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Llansaint, Wales
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Philip Jones Griffiths
(Photojournalist)
Philip Jones Griffiths
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Birthdate: February 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rhuddlan, Wales
Died: March 19, 2008
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John Maddox
(Chemist)
John Maddox
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Birthdate: November 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Penllergaer, Wales
Died: April 12, 2009

Theoretical chemist and physicist John Maddox is best remembered for his science writing and his 22-year stint as an editor of Nature. He was also associated with The Manchester Guardian, as its science editor. He was also a founding trustee of the charity Sense about Science, which promotes science among common people.

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Howard Spring
(Welsh Author and Journalist Best Known for His Novels 'Fame Is the Spur' and 'My Son! My Son!')
Howard Spring
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Birthdate: February 10, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: May 3, 1965

Though Welsh author Howard Spring had quit studies at age 11, he was able to start his career as a journalist due to his evening classes, while working as an office boy. He later soared to fame with his bestselling novel O Absalom!, later released as My Son, My Son.

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Alan Watkins
(Columnist)
Alan Watkins
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Birthdate: April 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tycroes, Wales
Died: May 8, 2010

Alan Watkins was a British political columnist who worked for several London-based newspapers and magazines for more than five decades. He is best remembered for his association with The Observer, where he worked from 1976 to 1993. Alan Watkins is credited with coining and popularizing several phrases, such as chattering classes. 

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Hugh Cudlipp
(Journalist)
Hugh Cudlipp
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Birthdate: August 28, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: May 17, 1998
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Alastair Hetherington
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Birthdate: October 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Llanished, Wales
Died: October 3, 1999
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Wilf Wooller
(Journalist)
Wilf Wooller
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Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rhos on Sea, Wales
Died: March 10, 1997