Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Welsh Born Bedouin Icon

As Bedouin Feasts have been on my mind, I have remembered Hugh Griffith's Oscar winning turn as Sheik Ilderim in Ben Hur. The great man - centre above - was born in Anglesey in Wales in 1912. At least he looked like he might be able to eat a camel stuffed with a sheep.

Although he got the nod from the Academy for Ben Hur, I think his real claim to immortality is his portrayal of Caradog Lloyd-Evans in the BBC Wales 197os play Grand Slam. Unfortunately I don't have time to do any more than mention that grand achievement today.

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