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Mr Sheen, 51, of Port Talbot, said the decision was made after researching the history of his native Wales for his 2017 Raymond Williams talk

The actor said he decided not to announce his decision in 2017 because he feared some people would find it offensive

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“Raymond Williams famously wrote a play called Who Speaks For Wales in 1971 – and I took that as the starting point for the talk, as in Who Speaks For Wales Now?”

“When I finished writing this lecture I remember sitting there thinking,” Well, I have a choice ” Either I don’t give this talk and hold on to my OBE, or I give this talk and return the OBE

Mr. Sheen said he meant “absolutely no disrespect” in returning the OBE and was “incredibly honored” to receive it, noting that it has helped his career both in and outside of acting

He added, “I just realized that I would be a hypocrite if I said the things I would say in the class about the nature of the relationship between Wales and the British state”

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55478415