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Huw Wheldon (1916–1986)

Huw Wheldon was born in Prestatyn in North Wales in May 1916. After attending Friar's School, Bangor, he studied at the London School of Economics. In 1939, at the outbreak of war, he volunteered, eventually joining the Royal Ulster Rifles. He landed in Normandy by glider on D-Day and won the Military Cross on D Day + 1. He finished the war as a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Monitor
Monitor Producer
(1958-1965)
Portraits of Power
(1957-1958)
Antonio Gaudi
Antonio Gaudi Himself / Narrator
(1961)
Royal Heritage
(1977)

Filmography

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 1960-1962 Monitor (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Pop Goes the Easel (1962) ... (producer)
 1959-1960 Men of Action (TV Series documentary) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Royal Marines (1960) ... (producer)
- The Comet Line (1959) ... (producer)
- Colonel Otto Skorzeny (1959) ... (producer)
 1957-1958 Portraits of Power (TV Series) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Mao Tse-Tung (1958) ... (producer)
- Marshal Tito (1958) ... (producer)
- David Lloyd George (1958) ... (producer)
- Harry S. Truman (1958) ... (producer)
- Khrushchev (1958) ... (producer)
 1958 Epic Battles (TV Series documentary) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Kohima (1958) ... (producer)
- Cassino (1958) ... (producer)
- Stalingrad (1958) ... (producer)
 1956-1957 Men in Battle (TV Series documentary) (producer - 9 episodes)
- The Reichswald (1957) ... (producer)
- The Ardennes (1957) ... (producer)
- Arnhem (1957) ... (producer)
- The Invasion of Normandy (1956) ... (producer)
- Dunkirk (1956) ... (producer)
 1955 Orson Welles' Sketch Book (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Bullfighting (1955) ... (producer)
- The War of the Worlds (1955) ... (producer)
- The Police (1955) ... (producer)
- Critics (1955) ... (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Sir Huw Wheldon
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Personal Quote:

The crime is not to avoid failure. The crime is not to give triumph a chance. See more »

Trivia:

Served as a paratrooper in the British army during WWII and took part in the D-Day invasion in 1944. He was also in the unit that liberated the Nazi death camp at Belsen, a subject he never talked about. See more »

Nickname:

Huge Welshman

Star Sign:

Taurus

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