Donna Edwards (actress)
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Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
|Notable work||Dinas, Belonging, Pobol y Cwm, Stella|
Early life and education
She was raised in the village of Trefechan in Merthyr Tydfil. She was a pupil at Vaynor and Penderyn High School where she took an early interest in drama. At 14 she was chosen as the lead role of Myfanwy Llewellyn in Off to Philadelphia in the Morning a 1978 BBC drama series about the composer Joseph Parry. She studied Welsh and Drama at Aberystwyth University and graduated in 1984.
In 1985 she was given the role of Miriam Ambrose in the Welsh-language TV drama Dinas. She has appeared in other Welsh-language productions such as Tair Chwaer and Yr Aduniad, although she may be most famous for playing Britt Monk in Pobol y Cwm.
She has also starred in a number of Welsh-based TV dramas in English such as Nuts and Bolts on ITV Wales and Belonging on BBC Wales. She has also appeared in the BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey. She has appeared in plays at the Royal Court, Clwyd Theatr Cymru and the Sherman in Cardiff.
In 2012 she played Mo the Bap in the Sky1 TV comedy drama series Stella. She reprised this role for the second series. Two of her daughters have also acted, Lucy Borja who played Chloe Branagh in the first two series of Young Dracula and Sophie Borja who appeared in series four and five of The Story of Tracy Beaker as Roxy Wellard.
In 2015 she played Yvette in the National Theatre Wales production of Mother Courage at Merthyr Tydfil Labour Club.
She lives in Dinas Powys with her husband Ray Borja, a photographer, and two children. She has two brothers twenty years her senior; John, a policeman and Ken. She is an ambassador for the learning disability charity Mencap Cymru.
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|1978||Off to Philadelphia in the Morning||Myfanwy Llewellyn||BBC Wales|
|1985–1991||Dinas||Miriam Ambrose||HTV Wales for S4C|
|1997–1999||Tair Chwaer||Sharon||Ffilmiau Gaucho for S4C||3 series|
|2000||Nuts and Bolts||Andrea Griffiths||ITV Wales|
|2002–||Pobol y Cwm||Britt Monk||BBC Wales for S4C|
|2003–2009||Belonging||Ruth||BBC Wales||7 series|
|2008||Gavin and Stacey||Sian (midwife)||BBC Three||Episodes 2.3 and 2.7|
|2012–2013||Stella||Mo the Bap||Sky 1||Series 1 and 2|
|1997||House of America||Receptionist|
|1998||Yr Aduniad (The Reunion)||TV film for S4C|
|1999||Cymer dy Siâr||Sharon||TV film for S4C||Film concluding the TV series Tair Chwaer|
|2000||Very Annie Mary||Mrs. Bevan|
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