Lyn started out directing Welsh-language shows broadcast on S4C such as Pam Fi Duw?, Iechyd Da and Y Glas.
He directed nine episodes of Doctor Who and won the BAFTA Cymru award for Best Director for "Silence in the Library" and the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for "The Girl in the Fireplace". He also directed David Tennant's last episodes of Doctor Who.
Lyn won the BAFTA Cymru for Best Director three times, most recently for the first series of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, which also won RTS and BAFTA Best Drama awards. He also directed Fifteen Million Merits, part of the Black Mirror first trilogy for Channel 4, which won an International Emmy for Best Drama Series. In 2013 he directed three episodes of Broadchurch with David Tennant and Olivia Colman, and a further three episodes of the second installment of BAFTA-winning series Last Tango in Halifax, after directing three episodes of the first series.
The crime series Happy Valley, which Lyn directed, was shown on BBC One in 2014. In 2015 the show won the BAFTA award for Best Drama Series. He also directed episodes of Gracepoint (FOX USA), Cucumber (Channel 4) and Daredevil (Netflix USA).
In 2015 Lyn received the Siân Phillips Award at the BAFTA Cymru ceremony for his contributions to the industry.
Lyn was born in Cardiff. His family moved to north Wales and later to back south to Swansea. He was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera and studied Drama at the University of Manchester. He is a Welsh speaker. In 2015 Lyn married his partner, Craig Hughes.
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- "Torchwood Series 3 Confirmed". bbc.co.uk. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2008.
- Eryl Crump (17 September 2015). "Broadchurch director Euros Lyn makes debut feature film... in a library". WalesOnline.
- YouTube - BAFTA Cymru 2015 full ceremony part 3
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