Other Stages

Over the years, some members of the Ucheldre Rep have appeared in plays for other drama companies. In fact, some have appeared in television productions or made it to the big screen. Here are some of the people who have performances that are not covered by Past Productions.
 

CELYN JONES

 
Celyn Jones (Barry Jones) appeared in six URC productions from 1994 to 1996. At 15 he attended the Manchester Youth Theatre before winning a scholarship to the Oxford School of Drama where he received classical training. A talented and versatile character actor, he has worked with some of the most respected directors in the UK (including Stephen Poliakoff) and appeared opposite actors like Kenneth Branagh, Michael Gambon, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Geraldine James, and David Warner. He played Tony Lumpkin in "She Stoops to Conquer" at The Royal Exchange in Manchester and has appeared in new plays like Gary Owen's "Ghost City" which played in Cardiff, London and New York. He has made notable tv appearances in "Shackleton" (2002), "Grange Hill" (2004), "Torchwood" (2006), and "Casualty" (2007). He also appeared in "Lassie" (2005) starring Peter O'Toole. Celyn now lives in London with his family.
Click HERE for Celyn's IMDB entry.

BEN CRYSTAL

   
Ben appeared in four URC productions from 1994 to 1996. He has performed in two Shakespeare productions at The Globe Theatre, "A Comedy of Errors" and "Titus Andronicus", and his television appearances include "Starting Out" (1999), "Holby City" (2003), and "The Bill". He also narrated the first series of "The Salon" (2003). Filmwise, Ben played Julian Wald in "Uprising" (2001) which starred Jon Voight, Donald Sutherland and David Schwimmer. Ben is also a writer and has penned or collaborated on several works, including "Shakespeare on Toast" and "The Shakespeare Miscellany". His voice may also be heard on some of the Talking Books for the RNIB.
Click HERE to visit Ben's website.
Click HERE to watch Ben on "Richard & Judy".
Click HERE to see Ben introducing "Shakespeare on Toast".

EIRIONA JACKSON

 
Eiriona (now Eri Jackson) appeared in 12 URC productions from 1994-1998. She completed her Theatre Studies BA at Royal Holloway and her early stage career included roles in "Blood Wedding" and "Ghetto" at The Manchester Library Theatre in 1998. Since then, Eri has found success both on television and radio and in 2005 formed a double act with Daniel Taylor called 'Ginger & Black'. They wrote and performed in a short film for E4, "The Musical Storytellers Ginger and Black" (2007) and appeared on BBC3 in "Comedy Shuffle" (2007). Other tv work includes "The World Stands Up" Paramount (2007) and "Comedy Cuts" for ITV2. On radio, they have been heard on "The Annie Mac Show" Radio 1, "Loose Ends" Radio 4 (2006), and and "Out to Lunch" Radio 2 (2008). They continue to do live work and have gigged at Jongleurs and The Edinburgh Festival. Solo-wise, Eri's tv appearances include "The Wrong Door" BBC3 (2008) and "No Heroics" ITV1 (2008). Her voice may also be heard doing voice over for audio trails in Welsh and English.
Click HERE for information on 'Ginger & Black'.
Click HERE for Eri's agency page.
Click HERE to see a video of 'Ginger & Black' on "Comedy Shuffle" (2007).














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BRIAN DAVIES

  
Brian has appeared in 22 URC productions from 1994-2009. He took time out to become a founder member of Loose Cannons from 1998-2003, winning Best Supporting Actor in "The Death Artist" (2000) at Skerries in Ireland. On screen, he has appeared on television in "Brookside"  (1997), "Lois" (1998), "Cerddwyn Ymlaen 2" (2000), "Cwmni Drwg" (2003), and "Rownd a Rownd" (2003). On film, Brian has appeared in "Kill Raymond" (2000), "The Fever" (2003), and "Boot" (2008).
Click HERE to watch Brian in a scene from "Macbeth".

PETER PRESTON

   

Peter celebrated 30 years as an actor in 2014 and has appeared in 54 URC productions from 1994-2014. He has worked on a dozen film and tv productions, usually as an extra but occasionally getting larger parts. These have included "Castle Ghosts of Wales" (1997), "Y Graith" (1998), "Porc Pei" (1998), "Porc Pies Bach" (1999), and "Scandal Congo House" (2000). He also worked with Loose Cannons in 2009 and took two famous ships to the bottom of the sea in "Thetis" and "The Royal Charter".


ALLAN WILLIAMS

Allan appeared in twelve URC productions from 1995 to 1998. He was a founder member of Loose Cannons in 1998 which has performed at various drama festivals in Wales, Ireland, and England, often picking up awards. Allan has also appeared on television in "Brookside", "Hollyoaks", "Porc Pei" (1998), "Y Graith" (1998), and "Cerddwyn Ymlaen".

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