In some stories, Zmeu appears in the sky and spits fire. In other stories, it has a magical precious stone on its head that shines like the sun. It likes beautiful young girls, whom it kidnaps, usually for the purpose of marrying them. It is almost always defeated by a daring prince or knight-errant. Its natural form is that of a dragon or balaur. However, the linguist Sorin Paliga challenges the notion that the Romanian word Zmeu is of Slavic origin, and hypothesizes that the pan-Slavic forms were an early Slavic loan from the Dacian language.
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He has a brother, Alun,  two years younger, and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years his junior. During his childhood, his family moved to Cardiff. He was an accomplished oboist in his teens,  achieving a Grade 8 level in the ABRSM music examinations  and playing in the South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra for several years,  but gave it up once acting took up most of his time.
He won prizes for his high baritone singing while at school, including one at the National Eisteddfod. During this time, he was also active on stage, in school performances, and in the Urdd Eisteddfod production of Cwlwm.
This performance led to his being offered the lead role in the TV remake of Poldark. He has said: "It was quite something for an unknown actor to get the lead.
So I will always be grateful to Hornblower. I would love to play this character through every stage of his life. So, I would love to play this character till he perishes. In , he also appeared in The Secret of Moonacre. In , he starred alongside Josh Brolin in W. The couple met during the production of Dalmatians, while she was engaged to and living with Olivier Picasso a grandson of Pablo Picasso , and married on 14 September in Mexico.
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