Bafta Cymru: In My Skin takes three awards

Coming-of-age drama In My Skin has won three awards at the Bafta Cymru film and TV awards ceremony.

It claimed best television drama, author Kayleigh Llewellyn took best writer and Molly Manners won best director fiction.

Best actor and actress went to Owen Teale for Dream Horse and Emilia Jones for Coda.

The ceremony was held in person for the first time in three years after the Covid pandemic forced it online.

BBC One Show presenter Alex Jones hosted at St David’s Hall in Cardiff.

In My Skin writer Kayleigh Llewellyn called her story about a 16-year-old dealing with comical but painful realities of teenage life an “autobiographical tale”.

In her acceptance speech, she called on the industry to do more to develop young talent.

“I’ll often have people watch the show and ask, ‘how did you go from that background to this job?’,” she said. “The first answer is I maxed out loads of credit cards because this is one of those jobs where people think you can just work for free.”

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