Biography

Eirlys Bellin is a gifted writer and performer whose original ideas have been commissioned by Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC Comedy, BBC Radio 4 and S4C. As an actress, her credits include ‘Dr Who’ on BBC One, 'Edge of Heaven' on ITV1, 'Stella' on Sky 1, ‘Tonightly’ on Channel 4 and ‘Jonathan’ on S4C. Eirlys is also a regular voice on BBC Radio 4 drama and children’s animations, including ‘Bob The Builder’ and ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’.

Most recently, Eirlys has been developing ‘Night Shift’, an original comedy-drama about mother-daughter relationships with Ruth Jones’ production company, Tidy Productions, as well as scripting a constructed reality show, ‘Pedwar’ for S4C alongside Noel James, produced by Huw Chiswell.

From 2010 to 2014, Eirlys scripted over thirty episodes of ‘Jonathan’  (S4C Wales’ prime-time sports entertainment show) fronted by rugby star Jonathan Davies. She also performed her own comic creation on the show - “Rhian Madame Rugby” - a fanatical Welsh rugby fan/roving reporter, who gained an unprecedented number of followers for a Welsh TV personality on social media. This led to a book deal: Eirlys’ best-selling novel “Madame Rugby: The Wedding” was published by Y Lolfa in Welsh in 2013.

Previously, she joined the writing team of ‘Tonightly’, which was an Objective production for Channel 4 and wrote ‘Jane & Marcus’ for BBC Radio 4, produced by Gareth Edwards. She is currently working on original ideas with Robert Evans, following their BBC commission for ‘Frozen’, produced by Paul Schlesinger.

In addition, she writes regularly for Calon TV’s ‘Igam Ogam’ (Channel 5/S4C).

Eirlys honed her writing skills on the live comedy circuit in London by writing and performing character comedy including at ‘Something For The Weekend’ at Madame Jojos, the hit variety show she co-produced with Sam Michell. Her two multi-character solo shows were sell-outs at Edinburgh Festival in 2007 and 2010.

"A good advert for Welsh comedy" - British Theatre Guide

"Expertly crafted comic creation... hilarious. She has certainly marked herself out as one to watch." - The Stage