Eleri B. Jones is a Welsh director and producer for theatre and film based in London. After training at Drama Centre, London, she worked as an actor across the industry for seven years with TV credits including DCI Banks, Chewing Gum and Will before moving behind the camera. Eleri has been working with St Catherine Productions since 2015, and was the first recipient of the Carne Traineeship for Directors in Wales, supported by Sir Ian McKellen and the Carne Trust – she recently co-created and directed Celebrated Virgins, an original piece based on the fascinating lives of the Ladies of Llangollen, for Theatr Clwyd and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (The Guardian ****). Her other directing credits include Women Rediscovered (a series of films commissioned by NE Wales Archives/ Theatr Clwyd), Once Upon a Christmas (Theatr Clwyd), Sprinkles (Dirty Protest) and Rachel (Compacts). As a 1st AD, Eleri’s work includes Isla (BBC 4), Going the Distance (LBT/The Dukes), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Theatr Clwyd/ LBT), and The Importance of Being Earnest (LBT/The Dukes). Eleri is currently the Resident Director on the National Theatre’s UK & Ireland Tour of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Joel Horwood, adapted from Neil Gaiman’s novel and directed by Katy Rudd. As a script editor and dramaturg, Eleri works with production companies and writers across the UK and is extremely passionate about working with female-led teams to platform underrepresented creatives and create opportunities for others.