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Old Feb 25th 2005, 9:22 pm
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To tie in with Rete's thread, do you know of any famous Welsh people living/working in the US?

I can name one who's local to me. He's Grant Llewellyn, the NC Symphony's Music Director. He came on board some time last year (2004).

For details about him and his role, see-
http://www.ncsymphony.org/grant/index.cfm





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To tie in with Rete's thread, do you know of any famous Welsh people living/working in the US?
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Sir Tony Hopkins
Tom Jones
And Calli ( aka Super Bingo Woman ) who lives in the US when she is not calling mega bingo games on the Royal Carribbean cruise liner we were on last year. Heck we won $ 5 k so she is world famous in our bank account

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Cerys Matthew's from Catatonia now lives in a trailer in Tennessee apparently.
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Default Re: Famous Welsh People in the US?

Originally Posted by NC Penguin
To tie in with Rete's thread, do you know of any famous Welsh people living/working in the US?

I can name one who's local to me. He's Grant Llewellyn, the NC Symphony's Music Director. He came on board some time last year (2004).

For details about him and his role, see-
http://www.ncsymphony.org/grant/index.cfm





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I was going to say Englebert Humperdinck but he is born in Madras, India, but raised in Leicester, England.
He looks Welsh though;

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0401887/

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Old Feb 25th 2005, 9:49 pm
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Is it just me, or does it seem like all the famous welsh people live in the US! Are there any famous welsh people who stay in wales, or do they all leave at the first oportunity?

Well...except Aled Jones..but hes the exception that proves the rule!
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Originally Posted by Manc
Cerys Matthews from Catatonia now lives in a trailer in Tennessee apparently.
and 80's teen singer Tiffany now lives in a flat in Cannock, Staffordshire.
No, really.
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Originally Posted by iaink
Is it just me, or does it seem like all the famous welsh people live in the US! Are there any famous welsh people who stay in wales, or do they all leave at the first oportunity?

Well...except Aled Jones..but hes the exception that proves the rule!

Bryn Terfel has a condo in Cardiff; regularly stays there. On Churchill Way in Cardiff ... if my memory is correct. It is said by some that he is one of the hottest "properties" in opera. My mum likes to listen to him.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sit...iography.shtml

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What?

There are people who are famous and Welsh?

Are you sure?
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Originally Posted by Manc
Cerys Matthew's from Catatonia now lives in a trailer in Tennessee apparently.
Cerys Matthews
Sorry, always liked her voice.
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Old Feb 25th 2005, 11:31 pm
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Vinny Jones is now here full time too...
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Vinny Jones is now here full time too...
How the **** is he Welsh? I took my scouser girlfriend to Rhuthin once, does that make her Welsh too?
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Old Feb 26th 2005, 12:03 am
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Apparently some Americans rather like Jem's mix of soul, pop, and hip-hop ... Jem singer-songwriter of Cardiff, Wales ...

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/m...p?story=614455

Vinny Jones was captain of the Welsh soccer team, which might indicate that Vinny Jones regards himself as Welsh.

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Cerys Matthew's from Catatonia now lives in a trailer in Tennessee apparently.
For some reason that's extremly fitting. There is a God.
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Originally Posted by Franklin

Vinny Jones was captain of the Welsh soccer team, which might indicate that Vinny Jones regards himself as Welsh.
Probably more to do with him not being able to get a game for England...
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