Sheridan is appearing from April 2008 in the new London West End production of "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Bush Theatre, Shepherds Bush and at Christmas 2008 she will be back on our television screens  in "Jonathan Creek".

James recently won the award for Best Comedy Performance at the 2008 BAFTA's for his role in "Gavin and Stacey" in which he stars and co-writes. He was already a familiar face on British television when he co-hosted "Big Brother's Big Mouth". He also starred as Jamie Rymer in "Fat Friends" and his performances in "Boyz Unlimited" "Holyoaks" "Teachers" and "Little Britain" have also brought him TV success. His big screen film credits include his appearance in Mike Leigh's "All or Nothing"

 James and Sheridan were so pleased to meet the animals that both agreed to become patrons of the sanctuary.

They appeared together in the second series of "Gavin and Stacey" and have many other TV and theatre successes to their credit.

Sheridan plays Janet Keogh in BBC's sitcom "Two Pints of Lager and a  Packet of Crisps" and has played Cleo Martin in "Love Soup". She also took the part of Sandy in "Eyes Down" as well as appearing in "Fat Friends" "Bill" and numerous theatre productions.

James Corden and Sheridan Smith, who are both great animal lovers, recently made a special visit to Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary.

Maria has written and performed numerous songs about animals and animal welfare, a subject about which she is very passionate.

Maria’s titles include...... Songs for Dogs, Pit Bull, The Staffie Song, Laika, Shelter Me, Chained to You, Dog Walker, Song of the Motherless Calf, Slaughterhouse Blues, Monkey in a Cage, Moose the Wolfdog, Old Dogs, One Small Dog, and Rescuer’s Prayer.

We welcome Maria as a patron and supporter of our work and particularly look forward to welcoming her in person to the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary where she will be introduced to our animals.

If you believe that your association with our sanctuary and its work will attract the attentions of a wider public then please consider the possibility of becoming a patron. You will be made welcome whenever you are able to visit us and we will be pleased to personally introduce you to our animals. Please call us on 01639 730276 or send an e-mail to

Maria Daines the internationally acclaimed singer has become a patron of our sanctuary.

Click here to see pictures of James’ and Sheridan’s visit to the sanctuary.  You can also click here to see our photo gallery of their visit.

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Graham Norton the well known and well loved chat show host and consummate comedian has been a patron of our sanctuary since the year 2002.

Graham, born in Clondalkin near Dublin honed his media skills in San Francisco, USA, before becoming known through his appearances as a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends program.

He originally made his mark as a comedian but became an international star of television when he brought his unique style of wit and humour to chat shows with the BBC’s Graham Norton Show.

He is a man of many parts however, which he proved when he was given the difficult job, and some would say thankless task, of hosting the European Song contest.

Graham is now a household name. He cheers people up. We are delighted that he agreed to be a patron of our sanctuary.

“The chimpanzees and other animals at the sanctuary had nowhere else to go and it is comforting to know that these creatures and others like them will always have a home there”.

Graham’s lnew series of “So Graham Norton” is on Channel 4 TV on Fridays at 22-30.