Rhys in Doctor Who, 2006-2011
Kai Owen is from the beautiful town of Llanrwst in Wales. He went to school at YsgolL Dyffryn Conwy and quickly became involved with the school drama group. This led to a three year course at Mountview Theatre School in London.
He graduated in 1998 and went straight to work playing Ariel in The Tempest. Kai later become an associate actor at Clwyd Theatr Cymru – Wales’ premier theatre company, appearing in over fifteen productions for them. He made his West End debut playing Harry Secombe in Ying Tong – A Walk With the Goons and has recently finished a tour of The Full Monty.
Kai is a familiar face on the Welsh language channel S4C, having played Bob Lewis in Treflan, also Kev in Tipyn O Stad. He’s had various guest roles in top TV shows nationwide, such as Casualty, Waterloo Road, The Syndicate, Fun at the Funeral Parlour, Being Human, Rocketman and Hollyoaks.
Torchwood started filming in 2006 and Kai has played the role of Rhys in all four seasons. In this Myth Makers he chats to Robert Dick about working on Torchwood … both the television series and subsequent audio dramas from Big Finish.
Technical details, RTP 0496
140 mins approx.
Year of release
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