Originally from the North West, Eleri graduated from the University of Manchester with a 1st Class Degree in Drama and Screen Studies before training at Drama Centre, London. As an actor, her TV credits include DCI Banks, Chewing Gum and Will– she has also worked extensively across theatre, shorts and feature films. Eleri has over 4 years’ experience as a Casting Associate and has recently finished the Carne Traineeship for Directors in Wales sponsored by Sir Ian McKellen and the Carne Trust, in association with Theatr Clwyd. As the Head of Acting at the Young Film Academy in London since 2019, she is keen to inspire the next generation of screen actors and filmmakers. Currently, Eleri has several of her own projects in development, both for the screen and the stage, and also works as a 1st AD. Thrilled to be a part of St Catherine Productions, she has a passion for giving a platform to underrepresented and unheard voices, championing women and the working class, and putting their stories at the forefront of her work.
Directing work for the theatre includes A Christmas Carol (Dickens Museum), Lovesong (Theatr Clwyd Online), Haste Ye Back (Dramatists Guild) and Gwyl Gaeaf/The Winter Festival (Theatr Clwyd).
Short films include the Women Rediscovered Series; Denbigh, Mold, Llyn Padarn and Gresford – a series of four short films commissioned by the NE Wales Archives bringing the voices of extraordinary local women to life, and Rachel (Compacts), a short film dealing with one woman’s struggle to escape an abusive relationship.
1st AD credits include The Picture of Dorian Gray (New York Times Critic’s Choice) for Theatr Clwyd/The Barn Theatre and The Importance of Being Earnest for the Laurence Batley Theatre/The Dukes Lancaster.
Assistant Directing for the theatre, Eleri’s previous work includes Mold Riots (dir. Katie Posner, Theatr Clwyd), The Contingency Plan: Resilience (dir. Caroline Steinbeis, Donmar Warehouse/Theatre Clwyd) and The Panto That Nearly Never Was (dir. Tamara Harvey, Theatr Clwyd).