Ystrad Meurig, 24 February
Some fifty people gathered in Ystrad Meurig on the evening of Thursday 24 February to hear the famous actor Julian Lewis Jones describe his experiences whilst filming 'Wyneb Glyndŵr', to be broadcast on St. David's Day. The evening was held in a building which was once a college for priests, but has now been modernised into a splendid community centre.
The first part of the programme was shown to the audience, but Julian explained that he couldn't disclose all its content, since the face cannot be revealed until the programme is aired. He talked about how much he had learnt about Glyndŵr, as he hunted for clues to help recreate the Prince's face. We heard about the latest technology used to recreate the face, including 3D computer graphics, and FBI de-ageing techniques. He referred to a dramatic and important discovery whilst filming at the French National Archive in Paris, and the thrill of visiting Sycharth - Glyndŵr's birthplace and family home - and the Scudamore home in Kentchurch Court, Herefordshire, where Glyndŵr is believed to have spent his last years, following the end of his uprising against the English.
A number of questions were raised by members of the audience, who went home full of anticipation to see the whole programme, and to see whether Julian succeeds in his quest to recreate the hero's face.
A chance to preview clips of a special documentary, presented by Julian Lewis Jones. Tweli Griffiths talks about the event.