Mared Swain: Hinterland

Date - 3 January, 2014, All News Television
Mared Swain I Sainou Talent Agency London I Copyright (c) 2012 Magnus Hastings

Mared Swain plays the role of Cheri Walters in Hinterland, a brand new series from Cardiff based company Fiction Factory. Starring Richard Harrington in the lead role of DCI Tom Mathias, it is being directed by Marc Evans and produced by Gethin Scourfield and Ed Talfan. The series airs on BBC Wales tomorrow.

This project is a co-production between S4C, Tinopolis, the S4C Co-Production Fund and ALL3MEDIA International, and will be shown on S4C in 2013. It is the first back-to-back drama series to be made in both languages for S4C and BBC Cymru Wales. The English language version of Hinterland is set to be distributed internationally by ALL3MEDIA International.

Central to the story is the hero, DCI Tom Mathias, is an intuitive and passionate detective, compelled to find justice and succeeds despite his unorthodox methods.


Since graduating from RWCMD, Mared has worked extensively as an actress in theatre, television and radio. She has written two short films, and was part of a writing team for Dominos for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, and has storylined the series Caerdydd with Fiction Factory for S4C.

Since 2007 she has been straddling both acting and directing and is the co-producer of Dirty Protest Theatre Company and associate director at the Sherman Cymru. Her most notable credits include the lead role of Cez in Cowboys and Indians and the role of Cerys Jenkins in Pobol y Cwm for BBC Wales. She is currently filming Hinterland for Fiction Factory.

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