Rhodri Meilir

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Rhodri Meilir
Rhodri Meilir 2013.jpg
Rhodri Meilir in 2013
Born (1978-11-18) 18 November 1978 (age 40)
Alma materAberystwyth University

Rhodri Meilir (born 18 November 1978)[1] is a Welsh actor.

Early life[edit]

Meilir was born in Pontypool. He was educated at Ysgol Maes Garmon in Mold, and Aberystwyth University's Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies.[1]


Best known for playing Alfie Butts in the BBC sitcom My Family, Meilir has also appeared in a number of popular television shows such as Afterlife and Terry Pratchett's Hogfather on Sky One. He has also featured in a number of films, including The Baker and the 2014 film Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus. In 2006, he appeared in the Doctor Who episode "The Runaway Bride".

He is well known on Welsh television for his roles in an extensive range of shows including Y Pris, Caerdydd, Teulu, Tipyn o Stad, Cyw and Y Gwyll. He played the lead role of Trefor the taxi driver in Gwlad yr Astra Gwyn, for which he received a BAFTA Cymru nomination as best actor in 2013, and was the original Rapsgaliwn. In 2016-2017 he appeared in a regular role in the drama Byw Celwydd.

Meilir has toured with numerous theatre companies including Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Theatr Fran Wen and Bara Caws.

In 2018, Meilir starred in Hidden, a crime thriller about abduction and murder, broadcast on BBC One Wales. The series is set in Wales and commenced on 6 June 2018.

Selected theatre[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Meilir is the Ambassador for the Children and Young People's Assembly for Wales, Funky Dragon.[2]


  1. ^ a b "BBC North East Wales Showbiz - Rhodri Meilir". Hall of Fame. BBC Wales / North East. Archived from the original on January 17, 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
  2. ^ http://www.funkydragon.org/

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