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Emlyn Williams

Williams, Emlyn, 1905–87, Welsh actor and dramatist. His best-known plays are Night Must Fall (1935) and The Corn Is Green (1941). His Collected Plays were published in 1961. As an actor he is noted for his interpretations of Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas in one-man shows and of Pope Pius XII in Rolf Hochhuth's play The Deputy (1964).

See his autobiographies, George (1961) and Emlyn (1973).

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