Born in the Swansea Valley, Phylip trained at Trinity College Carmarthen and the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff.
Phylip is delighted to be back at The New Wolsey, having played Pseudolous in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and most recently enjoying a successful run of Tom – The Story of Tom Jones for Theatr na n’Og when he played the narrator Jack Lister.
Recent Theatre credits include: Father in The Famous Farter Wales Millennium Centre, Peter Quince in A Midsummer’s Night Dream Stafford Shakespeare Festival, Dai Probert in Rape of the Fair Country Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Associate member), Hector Blavatsky Blavatsky’s Tower Three Crate Productions. Mouse Aesop’s Fables Theatr na n’Og, Dromio of Ephesus The Comedy of Errors, Sir Hugh Evans The Merry Wives of Windsor for Stafford Shakespeare Festival. Lancelot Gobbo The Merchant of Venice Shepherd The Winter’s Tale Ludlow Shakespeare Festival, Bottom A Midsummer’s Night Dream Clwyd theatr Cymru, all the characters in many productions of Under Milk Wood, Mr Fezziwig A Christmas Carol Birmingham Rep, Josef Hermann The Secret Of Belonging Antic Theatre, Dylan Thomas A Tale Of Two Dogs, Out of Order, and Wayne Needy in Salsa for Theatr Na Nog. His TV Credits include: Denzil in the highly acclaimed Welsh Noir detective series Hinterland, Harpur and Isles, Torchwood, City Central, Tiger Bay, Lifeboat, High Hopes and Fun at the Funeral Parlour, and Scrum V for BBC. He has also appeared in the feature films Last Seduction 2, A Bit of Tom Jones (Winner of the BAFTA Wales Best Film 2010) Arthur’s Dyke and Masterpiece.
Phylip is also a Panto Dame, having donned his/her frock at Clwyd Theatr Cymru Mold, for the last ten years, and was also part of The New Wolsey Gala celebrations, where he was one of six other dames in Jack and the Beanstalk.
Other multimedia work includes The Big Pit mining museum at Blaenavon, where he can be seen as a virtual Miner, Aneurin Bevan in a film for the new Bedwellty House Museum, Tredegar, and his voice can be heard in King Arthur’s Labyrinth Corris, and the Cwm Gwrelych Community Geo Heritage Trail. Visitors to Cardiff Castle will know Phylip as the Master of Ceremonies there, officiating at the Welsh Banquets with his harpist wife, Mags.
He is an Associate Director with Theatr Na Nog, and has directed many plays with them such as Halt, The Sinking of the Arandorra Starr ,The Ghost of Morfa Colliery and Me a Giant. He also directed Mappa Mundi’s Canterbury Tales
Voiceover and radio work includes Grandpa Max in the Welsh language version of Ben 10, and Aberystwyth’s only private eye Louie Knight, in the Radio 4 Drama Aberystwyth Noir – It Ain’t Over until the Bearded Lady Sings!
For more information please visit the website, www.phylipharries.com