William Thomas films Y Syrcas

Date - 15 August, 2013, All News Film Television
William Thomas | Sainou Talent Agency London

William is currently shooting welsh feature film, Y Syrcas (The Circus) for Ffatti Films, directed by Kevin Allen.

This family film which will hit television screens at Christmas time is set in Victorian rural Wales in the same year and location as the nineteenth century story. It tells the story of Sara, a young girl trapped by her father’s strict rules and religion. When the circus comes to town, the local residents are weary of the newcomers, and the chapel preach hell fire against them. But gradually the locals warm to them and Sara falls in love with the elephant as she is bewitched by the colour, excitement and whirlwind of the circus. It’s an emotional, funny and life affirming story.


William Thomas has become a household name through his television and film work. His work spans four decades and he received a nomination for Best Actor at the BAFTA Cymru Awards (2007) for his portrayal of Glyn in the award winning Con Passionate.

Other television credits include Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders, Alys, Gavin & Stacey, Belonging (10 Series), Grass, Fun at the Funeral ParlourWe Are Seven & London.

Film work includes Mr Nice (Kodak Award Winner); Assassin in Love (RiverRun International Film Festival Winner); Longitude (2001 BAFTA Winner for Best Drama Serial); Oscar nominated & BAFTA Award winning Solomon & Gaenor; and of course the iconic portrayal of Bryn Cartwright in the award winning Twin Town.

William also plays Geraint Cooper in the BBC & US Series, Torchwood.

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