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Clip joint: Fathers

In the name of the father … please help us find the best film clips on the subject of dads

Mothers have been covered on Clip Joint, so now it's the fathers' turn. In life, being a father is the most challenging and important role a man will ever play. Even in the movies some fathers get it right and some get it very wrong. But the fundamental power a father figure has on a film narrative taps into the universal understanding of our own experiences with our fathers, perhaps inspiring us to value what is important and to remember that we will biologically only ever have one.

1. Daniel Hillard – Mrs Doubtfire

One of Robin Williams's finest performances, Mrs Doubtfire deals with the harsh realities of a marriage breakdown and the offspring tug of war that ensues. Daniel has to find a way to be with his children so he
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Films To Watch Before You Die #27 - Twin Town (1997)

D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die...

Twin Town, 1997.

Directed by Kevin Allen.

Starring Llyr Ifans, Rhys Ifans and Dougray Scott.

If you have ever visited Swansea, or any place in Wales for that matter, you would have no doubt seen or experienced the idiotic world of the Welsh people. Twin Town is a darkly comic slice of life in one of the principality’s main cities and follows a pair of brothers known as the Lewis Twins (Rhys and Llyr Ifans) as they trash, traumatise and terrify the inhabitants of their small coastal city.

When the Twins' father, Fatty (Huw Ceredig), falls off a ladder whilst working for local businessman and wannabe gangster Bryn (William Thomas) they seek reparations. When Bryn tells them to clear off they decide to enact revenge and cut off his wife’s poodle’s head.
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Huw Ceredig obituary

Welsh actor known for playing Reg Harries in TV soap Pobol y Cwm

Twenty-nine years of playing the political activist turned pub landlord Reg Harries in the Welsh-language serial Pobol y Cwm made Huw Ceredig, who has died aged 69 after suffering from diabetes and pneumonia, one of Britain's longest-running soap actors and a familiar face to television viewers across Wales.

He joined the BBC Wales programme (whose title translates as People of the Valley) from its second episode in 1974. Set in the fictional village of Cwmderi, it began as a weekly programme, switched to the Welsh fourth channel, S4C, on the station's launch in 1982, and six years later went up to five episodes a week. Reg, a union official and former miner, was originally seen as a socialist councillor fighting for local causes – partly reflecting Ceredig's own political activism of the time as secretary of the Welsh Language Society,
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Huw Ceredig obituary

Welsh actor known for playing Reg Harries in TV soap Pobol y Cwm

Twenty-nine years of playing the political activist turned pub landlord Reg Harries in the Welsh-language serial Pobol y Cwm made Huw Ceredig, who has died aged 69 after suffering from diabetes and pneumonia, one of Britain's longest-running soap actors and a familiar face to television viewers across Wales.

He joined the BBC Wales programme (whose title translates as People of the Valley) from its second episode in 1974. Set in the fictional village of Cwmderi, it began as a weekly programme, switched to the Welsh fourth channel, S4C, on the station's launch in 1982, and six years later went up to five episodes a week. Reg, a union official and former miner, was originally seen as a socialist councillor fighting for local causes – partly reflecting Ceredig's own political activism of the time as secretary of the Welsh Language Society,
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News Roundup: Susan Lucci Says "Fitting" AMC Would Broadcast Online, Is Gh Back?

All My Children's Susan Lucci says, "It seems fitting to me that the show would be broadcast online." Julia Barr judges a Fur-Free Fashion Show. Ed Martin thinks General Hospital "showing signs of renewed life across much of its canvas." Welsh actor Huw Ceredig has died. Awol Korean soap actress is willing to return to the set. ostume designers Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel won the Tony award for "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and say they are in love with their craft. Backstage turmoil continues at The Talk.

Susan Lucci: Fitting the show would be broadcast online

The production company Prospect Park is having "genuine and earnest conversations" about putting it on the schedule of their online network. "It seems fitting to me that the show would be broadcast online," because Ms. Lucci explained, the soap opera has always played by its own rules.

All My Children
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Welsh Actor Ceredig Dies

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Welsh actor Huw Ceredig has died, aged 69.

The star, who appeared alongside Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller in 2008's The Edge of Love, passed away at his home in Bridgend, South Wales on Tuesday.

Ceredig was best known in his native country for playing Reg Harries in longstanding soap opera Pobol y Cym for 29 years. He also appeared in films like cult 1997 comedy Twin Town, opposite Rhys Ifans, and in 1992's Rebecca's Daughters.

He was also a TV regular on British television shows Heartbeat, Emmerdale and Z-Cars.

'Pobol y Cwm' actor Huw Ceredig dies, aged 69

'Pobol y Cwm' actor Huw Ceredig dies, aged 69
Pobol y Cwm actor Huw Ceredig has died at the age of 69. The Welsh actor played Reg Harries in the long-running soap for 29 years and also starred in TV programmes such as Emmerdale, Heartbeat and Z-Cars. "Huw was a huge presence here for the 29 years he portrayed one of the giants of the small screen, Reg Harries in Pobol y Cwm, " Keith Jones, Director of BBC Wales, told the BBC. "I'd like to pay tribute and thank him for his great contribution to Pobol y Cwm over the years. On behalf of myself and many (more)
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