Being an actress, puppeteer, voice and visual artist, Heledd Gwynn’s work fluctuates in its form, but is connected by the desire and drive to tell stories: sharing narratives and emotions through the beauty of language, whether that be spoken, or purely visual.
Heledd was raised in Cilgerran, on the edge of the river Teifi, and after school went to study acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. While in her final year, she was awarded a Laurance Olivier Bursary. Since graduating in 2013, she has worked in theatres across Wales, the UK and further afield enjoying performing classical texts, new plays, devised work and puppetry. Between 2019 and 2020 she was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award 3 times for her work in Henry V (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory), Richard III (Headlong) and Hedda Gabler (Sherman Theatre). More recently, she has worked increasingly on screen and loves the different opportunities and challenges this form of storytelling offers. Throughout her acting career, Heledd’s desire to keep painting and making has evolved and continues to be an avenue of exploration. Despite enjoying the changeability of art, her work often blends recurring themes of lettering, place, and people.
For Sherman Theatre: Hedda Gabler; Ti.Me (& Cwmni Pluen Company); Rhwng Dau Fyd (& Living Pictures); Say It With Flowers.
Other theatre includes: Richard III (Headlong); Henry V (Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory); Ice Road (Raucous Theatre); The Lightning Path (Small World Theatre); Windsongs Of The Blessed Bay (Theatr Cadair); Y Fenyw Ddaeth O’r Mor (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru); A Child’s Christmas In Wales (Wales Theatre Company); Land Of The Dragon (Puppet Soup - Edinburgh Fringe); In Light Of Tom Mathias – Incubator Project (Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru).
Television includes: The Pact (2021), Holby City, Ordinary Lies (BBC); Enid a Lucy, Amser Maith Yn Ôl, 35 Diwrnod, Gwaith/Cartref (S4C).
Voice work for Ffilm Cymru, BBC Cymru, National Theatre Wales, Swansea University, and Small World Theatre/Theatr Byd Bychan,
Art work @Heleddgwynnjones