We have all been waiting for this moment, believe me, when we can finally reveal our amazing cast for Dancing in Circles.
Sharon Morgan, 3-time BAFTA Cymru Best Actress Award winner, will open the film for us as the lead Hannah. She is known for her work in Film and TV, both in Wales and internationally. I first saw her in the captivating role of Maggie Jones in ‘Resistance’ (Dir: Amit Gupta) but many of you might know her as Mary Cooper in ‘Torchwood’.
Hannah’s younger incarnations will be played by Welsh actress Anja Conti. A 2010 Acting graduate from the Trinity University College Carmarthen, her stage credits since then are impressively long. Besides throwing herself at the role of Hannah she is currently entertaining young and old with ‘Flossy and Boo’s Curiosity Shop’, which you can also catch at the Blysh Festival later this year.
Hannah’s boyfriend / husband Aled will be played by Aled Bidder, a 2013 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Graduate. He has already starred in acclaimed Welsh crime drama ‘35 Days/35 Diwrnod’ and is currently enjoying a stint in ‘Rownd a Rownd’. Get the inside info on successful Welsh dramas before everyone else will be talking about it! http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/hinterland-and-35-diwrnod-step-aside-scandi-thrillers-here-comes-wales-9259878.html
To complete the love triangle we have brought in North Walian actor Carwyn Jones, a regular on Welsh tellies and stage. Trained at the Guildford School of Acting he is now based in Cardiff. Having grown up in Anglesey helps him bring exactly the right energy and background to the character of Dafydd.
Iddon Jones, co-writer and co-producer of the film, will be starring as Tomos. Iddon was a regular in the Welsh soap ‘Rownd a Rownd’ for over 10 years and then went to train at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, where he was awarded the Gyearbuor Asante Prize for acting, as well as the John Thaw Foundation Award.
I have also been exploring Anglesey on bike for my location recces. #whoneedsacarwhenyou’vegotabike
Cylcing along the windy (in both senses of the word) – and hilly! – country roads really helps me think, and I can draw inspiration from nature. Think I clocked 100km over the last 3 days – all I can say is #Haribokeepsmegoing
I promise that won’t be our catering for the shoot!