Euros Lyn

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Euros Lyn (/ˈrɒs ˈlɪn/) (born 1971) is a Welsh television director.


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.

In 2008, he directed Children of Earth, the five-episode Torchwood mini-series (often called series 3 of the show).[1]

In 2007, he directed the pilot of George Gently, based on the Inspector Gently novels by Alan Hunter, for BBC One. He has also directed four episodes of the long-running BBC medical drama Casualty.

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.[2] In the same year, he directed the three-part BBC series Capital based on John Lanchester's novel of the same name.[3]

Lyn is currently working on his first feature film, the Welsh-language Y Llyfrgell (The Library Suicides) starring Ryland Teifi, Catrin Stewart, Dyfan Dwyfor and Sharon Haf Morgan.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Lyn was born in Cardiff. His family moved to north Wales and later 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.[5][6]


Title Episodes Broadcaster
Pam fi Duw?
  • Series 1 (1997)
Diwrnod Hollol Mindblowing Heddiw
  • Film (2000)
  • Series 1, Episodes 1, 2, 3, 5 (2000)
BBC One Wales
A Mind to Kill
  • "The Little House in the Forest" (2002)
Channel 5/S4C
Casualty BBC One
Cutting It
  • Series 3, Episode 4 (2004)
Doctor Who BBC One
All About George
  • Series 1, Episode 1 (2005)
  • Series 1, Episode 3 (2005)
Jane Hall
  • Series 1, Episode 4 (2006)
  • Series 1, Episode 5 (2006)
  • Series 1, Episode 6 (2006)
George Gently BBC One
Fairy Tales BBC One
Phoo Action
  • Pilot (2008)
BBC Three
Torchwood BBC One
Sherlock BBC One
Upstairs, Downstairs
  • "The Fledgling" (2010)
  • "The Ladybird" (2010)
Black Mirror
  • "15 Million Merits" (2011)
Channel 4
Last Tango in Halifax
  • Series 1, Episodes 1, 2, 3 (2012)
  • Series 2, Episodes 1, 2, 3 (2013)
  • Series 1, Episodes 3, 4, 5 (2013)
Happy Valley
  • Series 1 (2014)
  • Series 1, Episodes 9, 10 (2014)
  • Episodes 7, 8 (2015)
Channel 4
  • "The Ones We Leave Behind" - episode 12 (2015)
  • Series (2015)


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