Mali Rees & Leroy Brito – Radical

Hosted at Instagram Live

part of a series on Radical

About the speaker

Mali is a bilingual Cardiff-born actor and writer whose numerous roles have seen her appear on radio, stage, and screen. After training at East 15 Acting School, Mali debuted her acting career as Ffion in BBC/S4C Bilingual Crime Drama Hidden/Craith. From there, her career flourished as she landed roles in Merched Parchus on S4C, Tourist Trap on BBC One Wales and Keeping Faith/Un Bore Mercher on BBC/S4C. On stage, she appeared in Penblwydd Poenus Pete with Theatr Iolo, Worlds Apart in War with Theatre Clwyd, and performed Single Motherhood as part of the Sherman Ten project. Her most recent writing project, an audio play Bratiaith, was commissioned for Sherman Theatre’s Heart of Cardiff series and is available now.

Comedian, podcaster, writer, and actor. There isn’t much that Leroy Brito can’t do. Leroy’s had four years of sold-out solo shows at the Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff’s Glee Club, performed at Edinburgh Fringe and in New York City, and appeared as Rob on BBC One hit sitcom Tourist Trap. In addition to his stand-up performances, Leroy is also the creator of the Moment of Truth podcast and a writer, with credits including the documentary Tower Lives and sketches for the new online platform BBC Sesh, which has generated over 6 million views. Leroy’s most recent projects have included co-writing and starring on the BBC Radio Wales sitcom Twinned Town and is currently part of a writer’s room, working on a children’s TV drama.

Additional details

Remember a few months ago when we mixed things up with an Instagram Live event? Well, we’re doing it again - but this time, on a Wednesday!! :sparkles: Our glamorous host Melin will be delivering not one but TWO interviews at 12pm this Wednesday 25th November (that’s two days away!). She’ll be chatting to bilingual Cardiff-born actress & writer Mali Ann Rees, and comedian & writer Leroy Brito, discussing this month’s theme - Radical - and what it’s like growing up with a mixed heritage in Wales.