Giles New & Keiron Self

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Giles and Keiron are writers who met whilst studying at the Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Giles is an actor who has worked in TV, film and theatre. He is probably best known for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean series of films, in which he is set to return in the soon to be released Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales. He works extensively in animation, providing voices for various cartoon series. He has also voice directed several animated series including Dennis the Menace and Gnasher (CBBC), Bat Pat (Amazon) and Ronja the Robber’s Daughter (Studio Ghibli).

Keiron is also an actor who has worked extensively in TV, film, radio and theatre. He is probably best known for playing the hapless dentist Roger Bailey Jnr in the long running BBC sitcom My Family. He has also appeared in long running BBC Wales sitcom High Hopes, and performs regularly with Mappa Mundi Theatre Company of which he has been a member for over 20 years.

Giles and Keiron have several feature films in development at present, including The Canterville Ghost (Hibbert Ralph/Sprout/BFI /Lionsgate) starring Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, Freddie Highmore, Toby Jones and Miranda Hart; Lionel the 1st, Molesworth, Christmas Number One, (all for Lupus Films, the team behind Ethel and Ernest.); Best Served Cold (Spier Films) and Ice Cream Dream Machine (Film Agency Wales).

The pair started out writing for various comedy sketch shows including the Bafta award winning That Mitchell and Webb Look, as well as That Mitchell and Webb Sound, TV to Go, Velvet Soup, Watson and Oliver, Revolver and Spacehopper. They also wrote extensively for the sketch show Lucky Bag, which ran for four series on BBC Wales, and wrote three episodes of Sadie J (CBBC).

They have had several sitcom pilots made for the BBC including Tyn-y Town (Radio 4), My Mate Gwyn (Radio 2), Uncle Mike (BBC1) and The Gatekeeper (BBC1). They currently have a sitcom, Prince of the Valleys, in development with Johnny Vegas’ Woolly Back Productions.

They also write for animation, credits include Shaun the Sheep (Aardman), Dennis the Menace and Gnasher (CBBC), Groove High (Disney), Angry Kid (Aardman), Ella Bella Bingo, Bat Pat (Atlantyca), Geronimo Stilton, Flynn (Disney pilot), Viking Kong (pilot).

They have also written numerous half hour comedy plays for radio, and the short film that they wrote and directed Are We There Yet? came runner up in the 2016 Cardiff Film Festival.

Keiron has written several plays for Mappa Mundi Theatre Company, an adaptation of The Canterbury Tales, Moll Flanders and most recently Still Life, a compendium piece of Edgar Allen Poe and MR James short stories for the stage. He has also adapted Cyrano De Bergerac, Aesop’s Fables and written WWI play The White Feather and Between a Rock and a Hard Place for Theatr N’a Nog. Plus The Memo Story, a film script chronicling the history of the Newbridge Memorial Hall shown at the refurbished building as part of it’s re-opening.