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Robert Evans
Robert Evans (born April 30, 1977) is a playwright and actor.

Early life
Born in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire in Southeast Wales, he graduated in English & Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, completed a Post Graduate Degree in English & Drama at Cardiff University, he then trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama where he gained his Masters. In 2001 he began writing professionally.

Play writing
His first play, Leslie's Electric Video was produced by Sgript Cymru in 2002; Mary's in the Shed was produced and published by the same company in 2003. His TV comedy miniseries, The Watkins Report was produced by Bethan Jones and directed by Rhys Powys for BBC 2W in 2004.

BBC Wales to BBC1
In 2005, Evans’s comedy mockumentary series, Cynthia, was produced and directed by Gareth Gwenlan for BBC Wales. He was also commissioned to write an episode of Snapshots, a mini drama series he co-created for BBC 2W and a pilot for his sitcom, Spliced, for BBC One.

Also in 2005 Evans was commissioned to write a 30-minute version of Cynthia for BBC Wales and a 30-minute pilot of his new drama, The Retreat, for ITV Wales with Rhiannon Cousins.

In 2006 Evans was commissioned to shadow write an episode of the popular BBC Wales drama Belonging, as well as a 30 minute pilot of his new sitcom Third Time Lucky for BBC Wales, and six episodes of the Belonging radio spin off series for BBC Radio Wales.

Radio 4
In 2007 Evans joined the writing team for the new BBC Radio 4 sketch show Recorded for Training Purposes. He also wrote for the hit BBC One sitcom Green Green Grass and edited the script for the new series of the BAFTA and RTS award winning children's comedy Young Dracula (also for BBC One).

In 2008 Evans wrote two episodes of the sitcom Hotel Trubble and one episode of the detective drama Half Moon Investigations for CBBC. He also joined the writing team on the Channel 4 comedy show Tonightly and had two original pilots commissioned: Socialized, a black comedy for BBC Comedy North; and Sadie Jones, a sitcom for CBBC.

Series Success
In 2009 a 26x30' series of Evans' sitcom "Sadie Jones" was commissioned by CBBC. The comedy will debut in 2010.


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