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Emlyn Williams (I) (1905–1987)

Born George Emlyn Williams in Pen-y-Ffordd, Mostyn, Flintshire in northeast Wales on November 1905, he lived in a rural village in which Welsh was spoken until he was 12-years-old, when his family moved to an English-speaking town, Connah's Quay. It changed the course of his life as it was there that the teacher, Sarah Grace Cooke, recognizing his ... See full bio »

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King Ralph
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The Citadel
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 1991 King Ralph (novel "Headlong")
 1980 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play "El difunto Christopher Bean" - 1 episode)
- El difunto Christopher Bean (1980) ... (play "El difunto Christopher Bean")
 1979 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Adiós, señorita Ruth (1978) ... (play)
 1976 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Le monsieur qui attend (1976) ... (play)
 1976 The Power of Dawn (TV Movie)
 1968 A Touch of Venus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Blue Movie of My Own True Love (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Corn Is Green (1968) ... (play)
 1967 The Magic of Charles Dickens (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1966 Met voorbedachten rade (TV Movie) (play "Someone's waiting")
 1964 Groen koren (TV Movie) (play "The Corn Is Green")
 1964 Night Must Fall (play "Night Must Fall")
 1961 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Night Must Fall (1961) ... (play)
 1960 Obras maestras del terror (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Al caer la noche (1960)
 1960 Al caer la noche (TV Mini-Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... (story)
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... (story)
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... (story)
  Play of the Week (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959) (translation - 1 episode, 1959)
- A Month in the Country (1959) ... (teleplay) / (translation)
  Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1958) (adapted for television by - 1 episode, 1958)
- Trespass (1958) ... (adapted for television by) / (play)
- The Corn Is Green (1958) ... (play)
  Hour of Mystery (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode, 1957) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1957)
- A Murder Has Been Arranged (1957) ... (original story)
- Night Must Fall (1957) ... (adaptation)
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Accolade (1957) ... (play)
 1957 Die Berufung wird abgewiesen (TV Movie) (novel)
 1957 Time Without Pity (play "Someone Waiting" - uncredited)
 1956 The Light of Heart (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Night Must Fall (1956)
 1956 The Wind of Heaven (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie) (based upon a play by)
 1954 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Noite Tudo Encobre (1954) ... (play)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (playwright - 1 episode)
- Night Must Fall (1954) ... (playwright)
 1953 Encounter (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Winds of Heaven (1953) ... (play)
 1950-1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Morning Star (1952) ... (play)
- Trespass (1950) ... (play)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Night Must Fall (1952) ... (play)
 1951 Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Murder Has Been Arranged (1949) ... (play)
 1949 Spring, 1600 (TV Movie) (play)
 1949 Women of Dolwyn (written by)
 1948 The Light of Heart (TV Movie) (play)
 1948 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Night Must Fall (1948) ... (play)
 1948 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series) (writer)
 1947 The Wind of Heaven (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 A Month in the Country (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1946 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie) (play)
 1945 The Corn Is Green (play)
 1941 This England (dialogue)
 1939 Dead Men Tell No Tales (uncredited)
 1938 The Citadel (additional dialogue)
 1937 Night Must Fall (TV Short) (play)
 1937 Night Must Fall (from the stage success of)
 1935 The Divine Spark (adaptation)
 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much (additional dialogue)
 1934 Evergreen (adaptation and dialogue)
 1933 Friday the Thirteenth (dialogue)
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He wrote and acted in his play, "Someone Waiting", at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Adrianne Allen, John Stratton and Dorothy Vernon in the cast. Noel Willman was the director. See more »

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He was 12 when his family moved from the rural village of Pen-y-Fforddto to the English-speaking town of Connah's Quay. There, at Holywell County School, he caught the eye of his eccentric and forthright teacher Miss Sarah Grace Cooke. Cooke encouraged his literary talents and it was mainly through her efforts he won an open scholarship to go to Christ Church College Oxford. See more »

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