Williams, (George) Emlyn

Williams, (George) Emlyn
born Nov. 26, 1905, Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales
died Sept. 25, 1987, London

Welsh actor and playwright.

He made his acting debut in 1927 and won acclaim in London and New York City for his performance in his own play, the macabre Night Must Fall (1935; film, 1964). His most popular play was the autobiographical The Corn Is Green (1938; film, 1945), the story of a boy and his teacher in a Welsh mining town. He also acted in many films and was renowned for his public readings from Charles Dickens, Saki, and Dylan Thomas.

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