The Chrestomanci series and the novels howl's moving castle and dark lord of derkholm.
Dick King-Smith is best known as the creator of "Babe", the sheep pig and a farmyard full of unforgettable animal characters.
Playing pro rugby league for Castleford in the 1940's then gaining a Welsh cap from 1946-1949.
Doctor Rowan Williams
Elected as 104th Archbishop of Canterbury on 23rd July 2002.
Too many British and Hollywood film credits to mention. Probably, Donald's first 'Prominent' part was in the 1950's film 'The Blue Lagoon'. I think it was in his final film, 'Where Eagles Dare' where he co-stared with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood.
The role of 'Britt' in Pobol y Cwm (and for winning two Bafta Cymru awards for Best Actress. )
Singer and songwriter, Classically trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. Relatively unknown in the UK, she has been very successful in the US. Her 1996 song 'I Love You Always Forever' was a world wide success, gaining the number 1 position in many countries. In the USA the song re-wrote the record books at radio, by exceeding one million 'spins', claiming its place in music industry history as the most-played single ever, at the time.
Football (Soccer) player for Wales.
MTV host and numerous other presenting roles, as well as some movies.
Driscoll Peerless Jim
'Peerless' Jim was the first ever boxer to win the 'Londsdale Belt' outright, having successfully defended his world featherweight title three times in a row.
Poet, author of 'Under Milkwood' drunk genius with unpleasant character (Swansea Jack?). Died in America.
Pioneer of Radar. Worked at 'Woomera Rocket Testing Base' in Australia. Invented artificial rain in the 1950's.
Music and song writing
Won the Gold Medal for power-lifting at the Sydney Paralympics.
Enzo is a professional boxer in the Cruiser-weight division. He is the current WBO World Cruiser-weight division champion.
Pioneering aviator. In 1910 became the first person to cross the English channel in airship.
Influential Welsh landscape artist. 1948, Cardiff College of Art1952, Became aquatinted with Heinz Koppel at Dowlais 1953, Taught at Llangefni School, Anglesey 1957.Returned to Rhondda Valley and taught at Aberdare and Treorchy 1956. Member of 56 group Wales 1963, Lecturer, Newport College of Art.
Along with his son James wrote the words of the Welsh National Anthem 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau'.
Among the foremost of conductor's, music teacher's and personality's in the British brass band world. He has personally trained many of today's leading musicians in all fields, from voice to instrumentation. His achievements go far beyond Wales. He personally taught Leighton Rich (First holder of the 'Mortimer Award') as a young lad. His music theory teaching is rightly considered to be peerless, he is probably the finest and most knowledgeable of modern brass band teaching methods.
Female singer and entertainer, recently toured with Max Boyce and has appeared on BBC1,BBC2 and ITV. International recording artist who has worked with the Morriston Orpheus Choir, Dunvant Male Voice Choir, Tradegar and many more. She has also appeared on a number of albums.