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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MICHAEL MURRAY

Collective Member

Michael is a young actor based in Chester and has been a member of NWAC since it was founded in 2020.


After completing a foundation course at East 15 Acting School he was hired as Head of Drama at a summer camp in New York and afterwards volunteered at local preschools in Uganda.

As well as having a successful YouTube channel, Michael has worked professionally at the Storyhouse Theatre in Chester and is due to begin training at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama later this year.

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IAGO PATRICK-MCGUIRE

Collective Member

*Welsh Speaker

Iago is 80's mad! Music and movies!! (basically, just mad in general) a Husband and a Dad to an amazing Wife and Son.


He loves going for bike rides and walks. Performs with amazing mates/bandmates (they are all mad too!!) as lead singer with a rock band called (Sound city) we cover genres from the 50's upwards to the now! He’s always being asked! (especially with a beard) if he is Eric cantona! this has gone on for 20 years! and weirdly almost 2 years ago he got to work with the Man himself!


Iago is a great believer in treating people the way you want to be treated! Also, a believer in Karma! Can't stand polystyrene (especially if someone rubs it together!! brrrrr) and celery! (yuk) Love mixing any kinds of food's together! The same with drinks!! Cheers!! Iechyd dda! Good health!!

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SIMON PRICE

Collective Member

Simon is an actor who has appeared in various roles on TV, film and theatre and is represented by Icon Actors Management.

He is a very enthusiastic cook, who owned a delicatessen until recently, and at home is often to be found with his head in a recipe book. Having recently moved house Simon has been kept busy during lockdown with a paintbrush or roller in his hand most of the time.


Outside of acting Simon is a keen writer and also, in his own words, a very bad Buddhist.

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OWEN PUGH

Collective Member

Originally from Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, Owen is an actor, facilitator and audio describer based out of North East Wales.


He's recently worked as an actor with Hijinx Theatre Company on their online performances of 'Metamorphosis' and their 'Are you OK?' project with the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Owen worked as a Drama facilitator with Hijinx and Extant Theatre Companies and as an Audio Describer for Mess up the Mess Theatre Company and Theatr Clwyd.

He trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he met his wife who he lives with in Mold with their three bonkers boys, three cats and Labrador. 

He's delighted to be with NWAC and looks forward to upcoming projects and opportunities.

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RUTHIE GWILYM THOMAS

Collective Member

*Welsh Speaker

Ruthie is bilingual actor and writer based in Gwynedd.


She has worked with National Theatre Wales & Hijinx Theatre Company in a production of ‘Mission Control’, an ‘audience walk through’ performance, playing three characters.  In the world of television, Ruthie played Carys Tegid in 'Coronation Street' and Janine in 'Pobol y Cwm', as well as working in many other television shows, in a dramatic or comedic role. She has also worked in both short and feature length films.


Ruthie is passionate about changing perceptions of people with disabilities and was the creator of the BAFTA winning Children’s television series ‘Dwylo’r Enfys’, inspired by her daughter Enfys.  She also works as a drama facilitator with Hijinx.

When she’s not being creative, Ruthie enjoys being by the sea, enjoying walks on the beach and just taking time out, whilst eating chocolate, of course!

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GEORGE WILLIAMS

Collective Member

George enjoys working and acting in both youth theatres and adult theatre, as well as volunteering backstage. He is currently studying Level 3 Acting & Media Studies at Coleg Cambria, Wrexham .


George's hobbies include surfing in Snowdon and taking his mountain bike up to Llandegla for a good day on the tracks.


He joined NWAC to be involved both in front of and behind the camera and hopes to gain more knowledge about the industry.

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ASHLEIGH VEALE

Collective Member

Ashleigh has enjoyed playing a number of roles on stage and screen including The Mad Hatter, Shakespeare’s Guildenstern and Sammy in Blood Brothers. Working in TIE he has performed in a GP training programme and worked with The Denbigh Workshop educating children about the importance of insects and plants in our ecosystem. For NWAC he worked on the production team for Cariad North Wales to co-produce five shorts, one of which he had a leading role in.


Since training at Glyndwr University in Theatre, Television & Performance, Ashleigh has spent time gaining further qualifications such as unarmed stage combat and also enjoys passing on what he’s learnt via teaching drama classes and workshops for schools and independent events.


Off stage Ashleigh likes to keep himself busy with different woodworking and DIY projects ranging from toy boxes to full house renovations. He enjoys working in the garden and recently began growing his own fruit and veg.