Mari Beard

Mari Beard is an actor, BAFTA nominated writer and director originally from Aberystwyth.

Since graduation from Aberystwyth university her career has seen her act on stage, TV and radio as well as writing and directing.

She starred as Charlotte in the hit comedy Tourist Trap (BBC Wales) alongside Sally Phillips, Mike Bubbins and Elis James. Other TV credits include Mabinogi-ogi (Boom Cymru) Chwarter Call (Boom Cymru) and Elis James: Nabod y Teip (Alpha Productions)  as well as dramas such as 35 awr, Pobl y cwm and Rownd a Rownd.

Later this year she will also be appearing in the S4C Christmas film Gwenhwyfar!

Mari performed on stage in Sherman Theatre’s production of the ugly duckling and appeared in the Author Llwyd Owen’s theatre show Rhybydd Iaith Anweddus in the National Eisteddfod.

She was also featured in the award winning radio comedy Foiled (BBC Radio Wales) alongside  Miles Jupp and over the past year has appeared in many radio programmes and podcasts including Touritst Trap : Stay at home special (Radio Wales), Hunllef yng Nghymru sydd (Radio Cymru), Hansh Podcast, Eye on Wales (Radio Wales) and Camp film club.

Later this year Mari will be a team captain in Radio Cymru’s new comedy panel show Uffern iaith y nefoedd.

Mari co-created, wrote and starred in the dark comedy/drama Merched Parchus, for which she received a BAFTA Cymru Nomination for Best Writer.

Recently Mari debuted as a director, directing a comedy film for BBC Wales and it’s my shout called Sit Bangor.

Represented by Debi Maclean and Ffion Evans