Actors : Movie, TV and Theatre stars with roots in Wales
Wales has a fine theatrical reputation to live up to with some of the worlds best actors, actress' and screen writers born and bred in this anchient land! Even more suprising is how many Hollywood stars have strong Welsh connections (Tom Cruise has 'Flint' family history). Our Actor's listing includes names that just fill theatres world wide like Christian Bale, Anthony Hopkins, Ioan Gruffudd and for those who remember, the fantastic Richard Burton and a host of stars from the black and white 'silver screen' days right through to the present.
Ivor The Engine
Having a dragon in his boiler.
Highly successful film director of 'Return of the Jedi', 'Jagged Edge' and many more.
He plays the robot butler Kryten in the cult BBC TV series 'Red Dwarf' Has also hosted UK's Channel 4 series 'Scrapheap Challenge'. He's also a published author!
Appeared in Darklands, which was filmed in Port Talbot, and roles in Irish productions 'Bloody Sunday', Gideons comedown' and 'The enemy within'.
Actor, Television Personality and wine expert. Appears with James May in the BBC series 'Big Wine Adventure' where Oz educates the Top Gear presenter on the niceties of vino.
Nia was born 5th of July 1972 and raised in Brecon, Powys in Wales to a theatrical family. They were part of the "Brecon Little Theatre Amateur Dramatics Group" where at the age of seven she made her first on-stage appearance! Nia spent her childhood in Brecon speaking Welsh daily and attending Ysgol-y-Bannau where she did well in GCSE and A level examinations. She left Ysgol-y-Bannau in 1983 to study drama at Birmingham University graduating with a BA Hons with Distinction.
Writer of hit BBC sitcoms 'Satellite City' and 'High Hopes'. Also starred in both (as Gwyn in Satellite City and Seargeant Ball in 'High Hopes'.