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Alys is a feminine given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Alys, Countess of the Vexin (circa 1160-1220), French princess
  • Alys Clare (born 1944), English historical novelist
  • Alys Faiz (1914–2003), Pakistani poet, writer, journalist, human rights activist, social worker and teacher
  • Alys ferch Owain Glyndŵr (15th century), daughter of Margaret Hanmer and Owain Glyndŵr
  • Alys Fowler (born 1978), a television presenter
  • Alys Pearsall Smith (1867–1951), American Quaker
  • Alys Robi (1923–2011), Canadian singer
  • Alys Vorpatril, a science fiction character
  • ALYS, a French virtual singer developed by VoxWave on Alter/Ego
Alys (TV series)

Alys is a Welsh-language television drama series created by BAFTA Award-winning scriptwriter Siwan Jones. The series follows single mother, Alys, who moves away from Cardiff to a dingy flat in a small West Wales town along with her 10-year-old son, Daniel, while trying to escape her past.

Alys is portrayed by actress Sara Lloyd-Gregory, in a role which was specially written for her. The show is also her first leading role. Co-stars include William Thomas and Aneirin Hughes, whom Gregory had worked with on Con Passionate, another television drama series written by Siwan Jones. The Show is produced by Apollo for S4C. It began on Sunday 23 January 2011 as part of a new year line-up of brand-new television series on S4C.

The first season of Alys rated quite well for S4C, with the first episode attracting 61,000 viewers, while the season peaked at 71,000 viewers

for episode three. Season Two seen a decline in ratings, with an extremely low rating of just 27,000 viewers for episode six, with a slight rise for subsequent episodes. 37,000 viewers tuned in for the final episode.

So far, two seasons of Alys have been produced and broadcast; with the first in early 2011, while the second season aired in late 2012. As of yet, a third season has not been commission, nor has there been any word as to whether or not the series has been officially cancelled.

The series has been nominated twice in 2012, first for a Celtic Media Award and then a BAFTA Cymru Award. In 2013, the series was nominated for three BAFTA Cymru Awards; winning two, including Sara Lloyd-Gregory receiving the award for Best Actress.