MEMBERS

The collective is made up of talented, driven and proactive individuals who are always striving to further their careers. Meet our incredible actors below.

 
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ELEANOR APPLETON

Founder

Eleanor founded NWAC after moving from London to North Wales and with no acting network in Wales or the North she wanted to reach out to professional actors in the area. The idea was to create a support network for each other and to share opportunities and advice. 

Eleanor had a 7 year break from the industry to have a family. She has two young children and loves nothing more than baking with her kids. Prior to her career break she wrote, produced and directed theatre productions and acted largely in fringe theatre.

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CERI BOSTOCK

Collective Member

*Welsh Speaker

Ceri was born in Birmingham and moved to Wales when she was 10 years old. Alongside acting, Ceri enjoys teaching Makaton sign language and spending time with her three daughters.


Her goal is to land roles that will challenge her and work with wonderful creative people. 


Ceri’s credits include ITV’s 'Coronation Street', BBC’s 'Pitching In' and S4C’s 'Rownd a Rownd'. She is currently filming ‘The Lockdowners’ and ‘The Confessionals’.

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GWYNETH ANN DAVIES

Collective Member

*Welsh Speaker

Gwyneth is a Welsh actor based in Gwynedd and is a recent addition to the collective.


She has appeared numerous times in the Welsh soaps 'Rownd a Rownd' and 'Pobl y Cwm' and has also been in many independent short films, which have included dramatic roles as well as comedic ones.

Outside of acting Gwyneth enjoys all things historical including researching her family tree. She also practices mindfulness and enjoys gardening.

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ANDREA EDWARDS

Collective Member

*Welsh Speaker

Originally from Dorset, Andrea moved to North Wales as a teenager. Since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, she has worked on a variety of TV and Theatre projects in both Welsh and English. In 2020 she toured with Theatr Clwyd and filmed a supporting role in the upcoming ITV Drama ‘Too Close’.

When Andrea isn’t treading the boards, she likes to go running until her legs nearly fall off and recent challenges include a 50 mile ultra run over mountainous terrain.


To relax she plays the ukulele and sings to her cats (more relaxing for her than the cats!). She is learning Spanish and pops off to Patagonia once a year with her husband who is from the Welsh Colony.

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FERN EVANS

Collective Member

Fern has been acting on stage from a young age and completely fell in love with the buzz of a live audience. She went on to study in London where she also found her love of film and TV work. Since graduating Fern has worked in short films, Theatre in Education and pantomime to name a few, and she was also a Red Coat at Butlins for a while.


When she isn't acting, she teaches Drama at youth theatres and is a teaching assistant at local secondary schools, working with children who have additional needs.

Fern loves Disney and all things pink and enjoys nothing more than a night in with a pizza and Netflix.

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LEW FREEBURN

Collective Member

Lew is a Welsh actor based in Wrexham and working across the North West, recently appearing in One-Sided Love and This Girl: The Cynthia Lennon Story. 


During lockdown, he’s had roles in the online premieres of The After-Dinner Joke and The Secret Love Life of Ophelia from Greenwich Theatre and even shared a virtual stage with Dame Helen Mirren in the summer of 2020.


Outside of acting he enjoys playing guitar, frequenting the theatre, watching movies and absorbing as much art as possible. 

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GARY HOGAN

Collective Member

*Welsh Speaker

Gary is a bilingual actor and model from North Wales who trained at The David Johnson School of Drama and Act4TV Liverpool.


His love of acting started at age 11 when he was cast as Oliver in Oliver Twist at the then Theatre Gwynedd, Bangor. Since then he has appeared in TV and online commercials as well as various short and feature length films. In the modelling arena he was the face of Wood House Clothing and headed up their 2016 winter campaign, “The Other Wise Man”.

He keeps himself active with surfing, rock climbing, cycling and martial arts where he trains with the undefeated multiple World Champion, Russ Williams.

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EDWINA LEA

Collective Member

Edwina is a firm believer in working together to help each other. Adoring horses, she is often found riding around the countryside. Her dream would be to incorporate acting and horses - basically, be in a movie galloping on a horse!

Playing piano is also a passion and she's now started learning to play the flute. Being a lover of the countryside and animals has led to a keen interest in environmental issues. She tries to do her bit and spread awareness. She also founded Tidal Town Theatre and is working towards the next project, 'The Beetle' adapted from the gothic novel by Richard Marsh.

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DANIEL LLOYD

Collective Member

*Welsh Speaker

Daniel is an Actor-Musician, director and composer based in Denbighshire with over 17 years working in the industry.


He trained at East 15 Acting School and has worked in Theatre, TV, Radio, voiceover & film. Credits include The Commitment, Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted and over 25 varied productions at Theatr Clwyd. He recently appeared as Aled in the Welsh drama series Rownd a Rownd, culminating in an exciting end of series finale at the beginning of 2021. 


Dan is an associate director of Swansea based theatre company Theatr na n’Og and directs stage shows and radio plays for the company. He also fronts the band Daniel Lloyd a Mr Pinc and can be seen gigging up and down the country.


If you look hard enough you may see him running up and down hills in the countryside where he lives with his wife and two children.

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ALYS LLYWELYN-HUGHES

Collective Member

*Welsh Speaker

Alys is a bilingual actor, TV writer, playwright and singer-songwriter and has appeared in S4C dramas ‘Rownd a Rownd’, ‘Gwaith Cartref’ and ‘Dim Ond y Gwir’. She has also taken part in the Dirty Protest theatre performances.

She has a passion for singing and song writing and performs in two bands; one is a pop/electronic band called ‘Lunar Glass’ and the other a Welsh band called ‘Cwtsh’. They’ve released three singles during 2020 in lockdown and recently released their first album in February 2021.

As a writer, Alys’ play ‘Trapped’ was chosen to be staged along with another seven other plays by the National Theatre London, prior to their production of the Alan Bennetts play, ‘The Habit or Art’. She has also written for the Welsh drama ‘Pobol y Cwm’ for S4C and various children’s animation series for Ceebies and S4C.