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Also Known As: George Emlyn Williams Died: September 25, 1987
Born: November 26, 1905 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: playwright, actor, director, author, screenwriter

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Versatile, diminutive, Welsh-born actor and playwright, most typically cast as put-upon working-class heroes and loyal pals. Among the Williams plays which were adapted to film were "Night Must Fall" and "The Corn Is Green." He began in films in the early 1930s and made his last appearance in 1970's "The Walking Stick."

Versatile, diminutive, Welsh-born actor and playwright, most typically cast as put-upon working-class heroes and loyal pals. Among the Williams plays which were adapted to film were "Night Must Fall" and "The Corn Is Green." He began in films in the early 1930s and made his last appearance in 1970's "The Walking Stick."

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Do Not Go Gentle (2001) Director
2.
  O.M. (1990) Director
3.

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Past Caring (1985) Edward
2.
 David Copperfield (1970) Mr Dick
3.
 The Walking Stick (1970) Jack Foil
4.
 Eye of the Devil (1967) Alain de Montfaucon
5.
 Epic That Never Was (I, Claudius), The (1965) Caligula ("I, Claudius"); Interviewee
6.
 The L-Shaped Room (1963) Dr. Weaver
7.
 Web Of Evidence (1959) Enoch Oswald
8.
 The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) Sir Wilfred Falcett
9.
 I Accuse! (1958) Emile Zola
10.
 The Deep Blue Sea (1955) Sir William Collyer
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Milestones close milestones

1925:
First produced play "Vigil"
1927:
Stage acting debut in London, "And So To Bed"; reprised role in NYC stage debut later that year
1932:
Film acting debut in "The Case of the Frightened Lady/Criminal at Large"
1948:
Film directing debut, "The Last Days of Dolwyn"
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Education

Christ Church College, Oxford University: - 1927

Notes

Williams received the Order of Commander of the British Empire in 1962.

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wife:
Molly O'Shann. Married in 1935 until her death in 1970.

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father:
Richard Williams. Merchant seaman; greengrocer; innkeeper; foreman.
mother:
Mary Williams.
son:
Emlyn Williams. Director.

Bibliography close complete biography

"George: An Early Autobiography"
"Beyond Belief: A Study in Murder"
"Emlyn: An Early Autobiography"
"Doctor Crippen's Diary"
"Headlong"
"Emlyn Williams" Welsh Academic Press
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