The big 10: Your favourite Welsh icon
THis week we asked for your favourite Welsh icon. Have your say below.
Carwyn James, a revolutionary rugby coach and the only Lions coach to beat the All Blacks in New Zealand.
Tomas Marks, business support worker from Llandeilo
Ryan Giggs. Playing for one of the biggest teams in the World for a straight 23 seasons, winning 12 premier league titles, 4 FA Cup medals, 3 League Cup winners medals and 2 Champion League medals and is the only player to score in every season in the Premier League with 271. He's a living Legend.'
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Baz St Clair, Commercial Designer, Swansea
Richard Burton. He grew up in the village where I am from and I have grown up knowing some of his family. He was a classic British actor who never forgot his roots and he had a special affinity for rugby and the club I played for - Aberavon RFC.
He also had an iconic voice and his acting set the benchmark for aspiring Welsh actors in Hollywood.
Sean Holley, former Ospreys’ coach.
My favourite Welsh icon is the hilarious Ryan Davies who I remember very fondly from my early introduction to pantomime at Swansea Grand Theatre.
Jo Hicks, Assistant Marketing Manager at the Grand Theatre, Swansea.
For me, it is Ray Gravell. He represented the determination and pride of a man in love with his country both on and off the sports field. A true legend and role model in the field of sport and within Welsh Society. Universally respected beyond our borders.
Dean Locking, physiotherapist, Pontarddulais
Without a shadow of doubt it must be the late Ray Gravell. A proud Welshman who was a true sporting, cultural icon, and gentleman who always made time to speak to everyone he met.”
Nicola John, director of Jigsaw Creative, from Mayals
Michael Sheen – because although he is the last person who would want to be described as an icon of anything, with the Passion of Port Talbot he did much to celebrate some of the best things about being Welsh – community pride, joy in performing and everyone pulling together.
Cathy Duncan, acting editor, South Wales Evening Post
It's between Lloyd George (welfare state) and Aneurin Bevan (NHS) they both must be rolling in their graves.
Llanelli artist Roger Lewis
Ryan Giggs, he plays his heart out for Manchester United every game and is still there after joining in 1987.
Gareth Wyn Wallace of Neath
There are many people in Wales, from the past and present, who I look up to, however, when it comes to sheer passion, determination and a love for his country, Ray Gravell takes some beating.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood