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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Matthew Rhys's Welsh Hollywood pals

Matthew Rhys has forgotten his Welsh roots while living in Hollywood
Matthew Rhys has forgotten his Welsh roots while living in Hollywood

Matthew Rhys has revealed he and fellow Welsh actors Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Sheen meet up in Los Angeles to watch the rugby.

The Brothers And Sisters actor - who stars in new ITV drama The Scapegoat - once shared a flat with Ioan and Michael, and now they all live in Hollywood they meet up to cheer on their homeland at its national game.

Matthew said: "There's a few of us who watch the Six Nations at a pub in Santa Monica. Inevitably, between the three of us, we're rarely in the same city at the same time, so all getting together is a rare occasion. But there's enough of us there, there's a British barbecue on a Sunday.

"I think that's the best way to deal with the madness of the place, have friends around who remind you of home.

"But I have enough British friends in LA, so that I'm not short of British humour."

Matthew will next be seen in new US show The Americans, playing a Russian KGB sleeper agent, living with his fellow agent wife (Keri Russell) in Eighties Cold War-era USA - and trying to fit in.

Matthew said of the action role: "I was like, 'At last! This is why I became an actor', I've been waiting for a gun."

:: The Scapegoat is on ITV1 on Sunday, September 9.

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