Kai Owen as Rhys in MIracle Day

Kai was born in St Asaph on the 4th of September 1975, and was raised by his parents in the beautiful town of Llanrwst, which is in the heart of the picturesque Conwy Valley in North Wales. Kai graduated from Mountview in 1998 and went straight to work at Stafford Castle playing “Ariel” in “The Tempest”, Kai has since gone on to become an associate actor at “Clwyd Theatr Cymru” Wales’ premier theatre company, appearing in over fifteen productions for them, Kai has performed all over Wales with various companies in a variety of roles.

Kai then broke into television on the welsh language channel S4C playing “Bob Lewis” in the award winning “Treflan” from this he played the part of “Kev” in the long running series “Tipyn O Stad”

After playing “Kev” for three years Kai moved back to London where he made his west end debut playing the role of “Harry Secombe” in “Ying Tong a Walk with the Goons”.

Not long after that show closed Kai landed the role of “Shiner” in “Rocketman” where he played opposite Robson Green.

“Torchwood” started filming in the April of 2006 and Kai has played the role of “Rhys” in three series, the show has gone from BBC3 to BBC2 and the third series aired on BBC1 in July 2009, it broke all records for viewing figures on BBC3 and BBC2, and brought in huge audiences for the series 3 epic adventure – ‘Children of Earth’.

“I feel incredibly lucky to be part of something like “Torchwood”, every day at work is so different but absolutely bonkers, I work with the best writers, crew and cast. And to be filming in and around my capital city of Cardiff is just a bonus”.
2011 saw Kai travel to Hollywood to film the 4th series of the award winning BBC Drama Torchwood – Miracle Day. Which saw him return as the much loved character of Rhys Williams.

Kai is a patron of Clic-Sargent the world’s leading cancer charity for children and has completed two London marathons (2009 and 2010) and several half marathons to raise money. Kai is also patron of Llandudno Youth Musical Theatre and ‘Harry’s Fund’.


Kai looks forward to meeting all his fans at both the Sydney and Perth expos in 2013. There are signing* and photo* sessions throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) excluding breaks and there’s a general admission Q&A during each weekend.

* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply.

Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.

		
		

Previous Appearances

  • Perth 2013
  • Sydney 2013

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