The actor, police officer and other North Wales heroes recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Actor Jonathan Pryce and a police officer from Rhyl are among the North Wales figures to be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

The Flintshire-born actor, 74, is to be knighted in recognition of his services to drama and charity, while Michael Taggart, 39, will receive an MBE for work with domestic abuse victims.

Pryce studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, before embarking on a career on the stage in the 1970s.

He won an Olivier and two Tony awards before his breakout role on screen in Terry Gilliam’s black comedy Brazil in 1985.

He earned his first Oscar nomination at the age of 72 in 2020 when he was nominated for best actor for his turn as Pope Francis in The Two Popes.

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