Angharad Lee
Angharad was born and bred in Porth in the Rhondda Valley. Having trained as an
actress at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, she then won a scholarship
to train as a singer at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Having worked as a
performer for over 10 years, the directing bug took hold.
She turned her hand to directing with a short film; Know your Enemy, for Tornado
Films which was shown at Cineworld in Cardiff. She hasn’t looked back since.
Some directing credits include The Magician’s Cat for WNO, The Elixir Project for
Acting Out/Sherman Cymru/WNO Max, Bang Project for Hijinx Theatre, High
School Musical for Stagecentre, Read a Million Words for Arad Goch, The Calling of
Maisy Day(Assistant Director) for Welsh National Youth Opera, Script Slam for
Sherman Cymru, Cwrw Chips a Darlith Deg for Arad Goch, We Need Bees(script
development for Theatr na n’Og), The Journey for WNO, SXTO/SEXTING for Arad
Goch which was nominated for a Young Critics Award and has toured for almost 3
year, Al ac Ant a’r Cler Hudol for Arad Goch. She has recently directed her third
short film, Plu Oen, for S4C/It’s My Shout. Her second short film, ABCDad for BBC
Wales secured a best actor award for its lead actor. She has also directed Panto for a
number of years which include Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. Nine Stories
High for WNO was a superb multimedia project she directed, which was followed by
a wonderful few months as Staff Director for WNO’s Madam Butterfly.
Angharad has just written and directed Innocent as Strawberries for Arad Goch as
part of the Dylan Thomas Centenary celebrations. Future engagements include Gair ar
Gnawd for WNO which will also be made into a film for S4C and there will be a
National tour of To Kill a Machine in 2015. Angharad is also a part of the Talent Pool
for Wales 2014.