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THE QUIZ - Who am I?

THE QUIZ - Who am I?

Name this person and win a free meal for TWO valued at €25 in total with a bottle of house wine at Flaherty’s Irish Restaurant at the Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande. Send your entry by e-mail to by tthe 10th October 2010. The first correct answer to be drawn will be the winner. With your answer, you must supply name, phone number and area where you live.

I was born on New YearÂ’s Eve 1937 to parents Murial and Richard Arthur. My father was a man of immense, sometimes violent energy, whose eyes would change colour when he was excited Growing up, I was a sensitive child, happier drawing, painting and playing the piano (IÂ’m now a virtuoso) than hanging with the other kids. I was dyslexic and very poor academically. Instead I used to love watching films, coming to idolise stars like Bogart, Cagney, Jack Palance and Richard Burton.

Following my dream I left school to enrol in the Cardiff College of music and drama and after graduation I took a job with the Arts Council. Following a stint of National Service I returned to my parents’ new place in Laleston, near Bridgend and, getting back into drama, I appeared in several local plays, making my professional debut in “Have a cigatette”, at the Palace Theatre, Swansea, in 1960.

My inherited characteristics made me intense, and my years as a lonely outsider fuelled the fire. I won a place at RADA and sprint the 70?s and 80?s fleeting between theatre and the big screen covering such diverse roles as: secret serviceman Philip Calvert, in Alistair MacLeanÂ’s When Eight Bells Toll & Captain Bligh to Mel GibsonÂ’s rebellious Fletcher Christian in The Bounty.

In the 90Â’s, out of the blue, came the big one. I was re-introduced to the Big Screen and I won an Oscar for this and followed it up with hit roles in Dracula, Chaplin, Legends of the Fall, Amistad, The Mask of Zorro and Meet Joe Black. It was a far cry from my modest roots in in Wern Road, Port Talbot . Who am I?


LAST MONTHS WINNER WAS: William Mullins - Bahia de Casares Casares Costa

The most complete answer: Brigitte Bardot

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