Gwenfair Vaughan is an actress, presenter and producer whose career encompasses a diverse body of work. A graduate of The Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute, she was based in New York for several years, where she worked extensively in the entertainment industry. As a versatile performer with a gift for comedy and the dramatic, she has played a wide range of characters in television, film, theater and radio.
She is probably best known for her portrayal of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle in the EMMY Award-winning, BAFTA nominated 'Peter Rabbit'. The first actor to be contracted for the series in New York, she continues to portray the iconic character world-wide on the Nickelodeon USA, BBC UK, ABC Australia, Treehouse Canada & RTE networks.
Gwenfair has consistently worked in television throughout her career, whilst also appearing in independent film. Her t.v experience includes playing a variety of characters as series regular, recurring, and guest roles in multiple seasons in comedy, period and contemporary drama series’. In addition to her acting credits, she has also enjoyed working as a television presenter, a role which has been well suited to her interest in people and ability to think on her feet.
Gwenfair's love of theater has seen her performing on stages in New York and London, as well as in U.S and UK regional theater and touring internationally. Her New York stage debut was as the title role in 'Miss Julie’, followed by the female lead in the Off-Broadway play 'The Cinnamon Moths', for which she received critical praise for her “focused emotional portrayal”. As a company member of the Irish Repertory Theater, her portrayal of Biddy Madigan in 'The Shaughraun' received critical praise as being “worthy of the ticket price alone" by the New York Irish Voice and "very memorable" by ABC news. Her solo performance as a lonely woman in 'Turnham Bloody Greene' with Mind the Gap Theater N.Y was noted as being "moving and bittersweet". Gwenfair also originated the female lead in the award winning 'Taliesin' theater show which received ‘The Waterford Audience Choice Award’ at the Dublin International Theater Festival. The production went on to great touring success, performing in North America, Asia and Europe for a number of years.
No stranger to BBC radio, she has hosted educational programs, has narrated documentary series’ in addition to acting in several radio drama plays. Her adaptable voice has also been heard voicing animation and commercial work for notable organizations.
Gwenfair also has a B.A in Communications from the University of Wales, and is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute, New York. In addition to her performance work, she has been employed as a writer for Ogilvy, NY on their Livid TV series, as an associate theater producer, and as a special events producer for a transatlantic charity and a UK government body in New York, producing events in association with leading U.S and UK institutions.