Lorna Prichard

Casting Information

Playing age range 30-40
Height 5ft 3″ (160 cm)
Driving Licence Yes
Hair Colour Light Brown
Eye Colour Blue
Build Slim

TV & Radio

Summer Saturdays with Lorna Prichard – BBC Radio Wales – 2021

Wild Swimming With Lorna Prichard – BBC Radio Wales – 2021

Am Dro – S4C – 2021

Mwyaf – S4C – 2021

When Lorna Met Leo – BBC Radio Wales – 2021

Slow Fashion – BBC Radio Wales – 2021

What Colour Is Friday – BBC Radio Wales – 2020

Stand Up Sesh – BBC 1 Wales – 2020

Turkey & Tinsel – BBC Radio Wales – 2019

Sunday Best – BBC Radio Wales – 2019

The Luke McQueen Pilots – BBC3 – 2018

News Present – ITV Wales – 2011 – 2017

X-Ray – BBC1 Wales – 2009 & 2010

 

 

Competitions

Winner, San Francisco Blockchain Comedy Award, June 2018
Comedian, FOCUS Wales May 2018
Semi-finalist, Wales Unsigned Artist, November 2018
Lorna Prichard is a Welsh comedian from North East Wales. She is also a trusted broadcaster, having appeared regularly on TV and radio for the last 12 years. She can frequently be heard on BBC Radio Wales following the success of her weekly show, ‘Summer Saturdays with Lorna Prichard’. Since then she has been presenting in studio on a regular basis with rugby legends Jonathan Edwards and Nigel Owens, and covering for other presenters like Kiri Pritchard-McLean. Her warm, natural manner and charm endear her to audiences of all ages. She is a gifted improviser who can keep her cool no matter what. Before turning to comedy full-time in 2018, Lorna was better known as a reporter for ITV Wales. Lorna’s have-a-go attitude was a hit with viewers when investigating bats living in a hotel dungeon or joining ghost hunters for a night at a haunted pub. But her journalism pedigree also made her a natural for investigative journalism and a first on the scene of breaking news. 
In February 2021 Lorna wrote a comedy drama on BBC Radio Wales based on her own lockdown love story which soon went viral and was picked up by all major newspapers and TV channels. She has also become a popular presenter of factual entertainment programmes for the BBC, with last year’s ‘What Colour is Friday?‘ now nominated for a prestigious Aria Award. A summer programme on Wild Swimming is in progress. She also has a knack for covering complicated or potentially dry topics with a lightness of touch, such as a 2019 documentary on the history of Sunday trading laws. Her ability to connect with people of all ages was made clear in ‘Turkey & Tinsel’ when she accompanied a group of pensioners on their holiday and made lifelong friends. 
Lorna performed her first show ‘From Blags to Riches’ to sellout audiences at Edinburgh and Leicester Comedy Festivals in 2019. She won the Blockchain Comedy Award in San Francisco in 2018 and was a featured comedian at FOCUS Wales 2018. Her sketches for online platform BBC Sesh have been shared by BBC3 and BBC Comedy and been viewed by millions of views across the world. She is a fluent Welsh speaker and presents an opera podcast for Welsh National Opera. A comedy storytelling pilot is currently in development with S4C.

Quotes

“I laughed so hard I spat my wine out”, Tudur Owen

“Lorna Prichard steals the entire show,” Wales Online

“Deeply Hilarious”, From The Margins

“Great energy and a really engaging listen”, Colin Paterson, Editor, BBC Radio Wales