Aimee-Ffion Edwards

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Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Born 1987 (age 27–28)
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress

Aimee-Ffion Edwards is a Welsh actress from Newport, Wales.[1] She is best known for appearing in the television series Skins as a character called "Sketch".

Early life[edit]

Aimee-Ffion Edwards was born in Newport, Wales. She attended Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd (Newport Welsh medium primary school) and Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw. She played for a local youth rugby team, the only girl in a boy's team, until she was 14. She would often go from ballet lessons to playing for the rugby team.[2]

She took a drama A-level at school, and joined the National Youth Theatre of Wales.[3]

She is fluent in English and Welsh.


Film and television[edit]

Edwards appeared in the 2002 short film Dŵr Dwfn.[4]

She was training to be a classical singer when she appeared on the Pop Idol-type Welsh language TV show called Wawffactor in 2006 and became runner-up.[3]

Edwards made her television debut as the character Sketch in the E4 series Skins in 2008.[3]

In 2009, she appeared in the Valentine's Day episode of Casualty ("Stand By Me"), as a teenager who finds a replacement speed-date in the wards of Holby City Hospital, and ends up involved in a serious gun-related incident. In the first episode of Casualty 1909 she played a young prostitute called Deborah Lynch, who was being abused by her father.

In 2010, she appeared in an episode of the supernatural BBC drama series Being Human as a theatre usher, who is also a ghost.

In 2011, she appeared in series 2 of the BBC drama series Luther playing the character Jenny Jones.[3]

In 2012, she appeared in Sky Atlantic's four part series Walking And Talking, a spin-off from an episode of Sky One's Christmas series of shorts Little Crackers. Aimee played Mary, friend of Kath, played by Ami Metcalf, in these stories written by Kathy Burke and based on her own teenage years.

In 2013 and 2014 she appeared as Esme, the wife of John Shelby, in the BBC series Peaky Blinders.

In 2014 she appeared as part of an all-Welsh cast in a BBC Wales television adaptation of Dylan Thomas' 'under milk wood'.

In 2014 she appeared as Katy in The Harrowing,[1] the sixth episode of the first series of Inside No. 9, written by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. She also appeared as Sophie in the BBC Four comedy series Detectorists.[5]


Edwards made her stage debut in 2008 in SH*T-M*X at the Trafalgar Studios in London.[6]

In 2009, she performed in Jez Butterworth's play Jerusalem at the Royal Court Theatre, alongside Mackenzie Crook.[1][3]

In 2011, she made her Broadway debut, reprising her role in Jerusalem at the Music Box Theatre, New York.[1] She appeared in the London revival of Jerusalem later that year.

In 2012, she appeared in The Recruiting Officer at the Donmar Warehouse, [1] and in Marius von Mayenburg's Fireface at the Young Vic.[7]

In 2013 she appeared as Avonia Bunn in Trelawny of the Wells at the Donmar Warehouse.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Queen and Country Sophie Adams


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Wolf Hall Elizabeth Barton
2014 - Detectorists Sophie
2013 - Peaky Blinders Esme
2011 Luther Jenny Jones
2008 Skins Sketch

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Rachel Baker Voice role


  1. ^ a b c d e Kathryn Williams (June 9, 2014). "Actress Aimee-Ffion Edwards bags new BBC Four role. But who is she? We play 'Detectorist' to find out". Wales Online. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Personal conversations 2006
  3. ^ a b c d e Rachel Mainwaring (Jun 11, 2011). "Newport actress Aimee takes on a tough role in Luther". Wales Online. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "DWR DWfN (Food Tokens and Deep Water)". British Council. September 7, 2006. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Rupert Hawksley (October 2, 2014). "Detectorists, BBC Four, review: 'first-rate writing'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ian Shuttleworth (October 2, 2008). "SH*T-M*X, Trafalgar Studio 2, London". Financial Times. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ Gerald Berkowitz (October 5, 2012). "Fireface". The Stage. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Charles Spencer (February 27, 2013). "Trelawny of the Wells, Donmar Warehouse, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 

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