Next 30: Catrin Stewart

Catrin Stewart, 29, is an Actress from Cardiff now based in London

To mark three decades of the IWA’s role in making Wales better, we decided to look forward to ‘the next thirty years’ by introducing some of the people who will be shaping ‘the Welsh agenda’ as the future unfolds. We have teamed up with PricewaterhouseCoopers and their #GreatWales campaign, which celebrates the ideas and people who contribute to the Wales of the future.


Catrin Stewart, 29, Actress

from Cardiff, now based in London

It is lovely to be recognised in Wales. I feel very proud to be Welsh and have enjoyed working in Wales for the past few years on varied, exciting projects with passionate and talented collaborators. I love living in London but have a ‘hiraeth’ for home! I want to continue to have that connection with Wales and also to work on challenging and exciting projects in the UK and all over the world.

I feel now, more than ever, art needs to speak to people, to inspire change and provoke thought.  Performing in a production of 1984 last year gave me a taste for that and I would like to choose work that tells important and powerful stories.

For the past year and a half I have been volunteering with refugees and asylum seekers. I felt helpless watching and reading the news and wanted to help, if only in a small way. I have met wonderful people and hope to continue. I would love to travel more, especially to South America and see more of Europe, including the Scottish highlands!


Each day, throughout the month of June, we are celebrating the exceptional people on the Next 30 list by publishing a short pen portrait here on Click on Wales, as well as raising their profile on Twitter using #IWAnext30 and #GreatWales to highlight the exciting contributions these people are making to Wales’ future.


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