Matthew Rhys has revealed he and fellow Welsh actors Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Sheen meet up in Los Angeles to watch the rugby.

The Brothers And Sisters actor - who stars in new ITV drama The Scapegoat - once shared a flat with Ioan and Michael, and now they all live in Hollywood they meet up to cheer on their homeland at its national game.

Matthew said: "There's a few of us who watch the Six Nations at a pub in Santa Monica. Inevitably, between the three of us, we're rarely in the same city at the same time, so all getting together is a rare occasion. But there's enough of us there, there's a British barbecue on a Sunday.

"I think that's the best way to deal with the madness of the place, have friends around who remind you of home.

"But I have enough British friends in LA, so that I'm not short of British humour."

Matthew will next be seen in new US show The Americans, playing a Russian KGB sleeper agent, living with his fellow agent wife (Keri Russell) in Eighties Cold War-era USA - and trying to fit in.

Matthew said of the action role: "I was like, 'At last! This is why I became an actor', I've been waiting for a gun."

:: The Scapegoat is on ITV1 on Sunday, September 9.