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Tribute paid to Helen Griffin who died earlier this week

It was with sadness and dismay that we at the Arts Council of Wales learnt of the death of the actor and multi-talented, Helen Griffin, this week. 06 Jul 2018

Tribute paid to Helen Griffin who died earlier this week

Commenting today, David Alston, Arts Director of Arts Council of Wales said:
"Testament has been paid in the media to her presence in film and TV, but we also are put in mind of her great stage work, writing and realisation of ideas. This activity for an actor can be the type that disappears into the ether. But for many in Wales and beyond, this week will have recalled performances seared in the memory such as her resurrection of her piece Caitlin, Dylan Thomas’s wife in Laugharne in the Dylan 100 year 2014, or her coruscating, leery creation in a Torch production of Who’s afraid of Rachel Roberts.

"In 2012, Helen was successful in getting a Creative Wales award. It is unusual for an actor to take that time out to hone art which is away from the stage. Helen wanted to look at how artists’ video and its sense of time could be applied more to storytelling, to do from another direction, that of an actor and devisor of work, what visual artist Steve McQueen had done in moving from artists film to mainstream film making.

"Helen was passionate and political in her Outlook, driven by goals of social justice, and maybe the most fitting and timely tribute to her would be a re-visiting of Little White Lies and the play and script that preceded it and which might feel in these days has even more added point: Flesh and Blood."

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