The latest star name to sign up to what has been billed as a Dylan Thomas extravaganza is iconic Shakespearean actor Sir Ian McKellan.
Sir Ian who demonstrated his versatility by also making a guest appearance in Coronation Street is eager to be part of the celebration of the centenary of the famous poet and son of Swansea.
There will be a series of celebrity appearances in a 36 hour reading of Dylan Thomas's works.
Others who have agreed to take part include Matthew Rhys and Michael Sheen as well as Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon.
The event is scheduled to take place on the 26th and 27th October at the Grand Theatre.
For more information www.dylathon100.com
3rd July 2013