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Boyd Clack

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

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 ‘Boyd is a brilliant actor and writer, truly unique, a genius by any definition of the word.’ – Rhys Ifans

‘I love Boyd’s unique take on life.’ – Rob Brydon

“Awesome and hilarious... I cannot recommend this moving, truthful, funny and endearing roller coaster of a ride enough.” – Eve Myles


Kisses Sweeter Than Wine is an honest and absorbing memoir from a man who has emerged as one of Wales’s major cultural figures. Boyd Clack is a man of many talents: a writer, actor, singer, musician, enthusiast, and with this first book picks apart a challenging upbringing in Tonyrefail, his wanderings to Australia, Amsterdam and London, and his experimentation as a young man with drink and drugs and love. This is Boyd’s story, told with candour and perception and skill that will absorb anyone interested in what it was to be young and Welsh – and are now older and maybe a little wiser.


Boyd Clack is an actor, writer, and singer/songwriter from Tonyrefail in the south Wales Valleys. He is perhaps best known as the creator, writer and leading actor of the many series of classic BBC sitcom’s Bafta winning Satellite City and High Hopes. He has also had an extensive career on stage, film, and TV including National Theatres (Canada, England, Wales); Twin Town, Under Milk Wood (film) and recently Keeping Faith (TV). Boyd is Patron of the New Horizons – Mental Health charity and, together with his partner, actress and scriptwriter Kirsten Jones, joint Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Wales, Cardiff Mini Film Festival and Greyhound Rescue Wales.