Nia Roberts actess from Brecon, Powys
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.
Her first TV role came in 1984 via the BBC's classic children's program Jackanory. A thirty minute production of "The Farm" by Julia Jones. Nia played 'Menna' a lead role. There followed some interesting TV appearances then in 1999 she played 'Gaenor Rees' alongside Ioan Gruffudd in the movie 'Solomon a Gaenor'. This is a milestone performance, the film won 'Best Film' at the '1999 Verona Film Festival' and was nominated for 'Best Foreign Language Film' at the Academy Awards (Oscars) in 2000. She has personally won accolades, her part in the 1999 film 'Lois' won Nia the 'Best Actress' award at the '1999 BAFTA Cymru' ceremony. She said "Winning the Welsh BAFTA for Best Actress was hugely gratifying. I felt a great sense of reward receiving acknowledgement from my home country".
Since then she has appeared on television in a wide variety of roles from hospital registrar in BBC Wales' 'Crash!' to 'Ambrose' in 'Dr Who' (lots more!) and on to movie roles, playing lead as 'Gwen' in 'Patagonia', 'Chloe' in the 2010 film 'Third Star' and as 'Katie' in the horror movie 'Guinea Pigs'!
Nia isn't married to her work but husband Marc Evans is a director so naturally she has featured in his films 'Snow Cake' and 'Patagonia'.
Connection: Born and raised in Brecon, Powys, Wales.
Played second voice in the Wales theatre company production of 'Under Milk Wood'.
Nia's official website, this is largly for business use with contact information to her theatrical agent.