Emlyn Williams (I) (1905–1987)


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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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(1949)
Ivanhoe Wamba
(1952)
I, Claudius Caligula
(1937)
This England Writer
(1941)

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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 Al caer la noche (TV Mini Series) (story - 14 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (1960) ... (story)
- Episode #1.14 (1960) ... (story)
- Episode #1.12 (1960) ... (story)
- Episode #1.11 (1960) ... (story)
- Episode #1.10 (1960) ... (story)
 1960 Masterworks of Terror (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Al caer la noche (1960)
  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)
 1958 Når mørket sænker sig (TV Movie) (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)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (play - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Druid's Rest (1957)
- Accolade (1957) ... (play)
 1957 Time Without Pity (play "Someone Waiting" - uncredited)
 1957 Die Berufung wird abgewiesen (TV Movie) (novel)
 1956 The Light of Heart (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Night Must Fall (1956) ... (written by)
 1956 The Wind of Heaven (TV Movie) (play)
 1950-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- The Corn Is Green (1956) ... (play)
- The Morning Star (1952) ... (play)
- Trespass (1950) ... (play)
 1956 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie) (based upon a play by)
  Ponds Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1954) (playwright - 1 episode, 1954)
- Spring 1600 (1954) ... (play)
- Night Must Fall (1954) ... (playwright)
 1954 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Noite Tudo Encobre (1954) ... (play)
 1953 Encounter (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Winds of Heaven (1953) ... (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 Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Murder Has Been Arranged (1949) ... (play)
 1949 Spring, 1600 (TV Movie) (play)
 1949 Woman 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 (stage play)
 1941 This England (dialogue)
 1938 The Citadel (additional dialogue)
 1938 Dead Men Tell No Tales (uncredited)
 1937 Night Must Fall (TV Movie) (play)
 1937 Night Must Fall (from the stage success of)
 1936 Broken Blossoms (adapted from D.W. Griffith's Masterpiece)
 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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(6/20/68) Stage: Adapted Henrik Ibsen's play, "The Master Builder," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, with Helen Harrelson and Lauri Peters in the cast. Stephen Porter was director. Ben Edwards was set designer. Jane Greenwood was costume designer. S. Leonard Auerbach was lighting designer. Conrad Susa was ... See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Molly O'Shann  (her death)  (2 children)
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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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