Jack Howells

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Thomas John "Jack" Howells (July 1913 – 6 September 1990) was a Welsh film-maker, who is best remembered for his documentary Dylan Thomas, the only Welsh film to have won an Academy Award, for Documentary Short Subject in 1963.[1]


Howells was born in Abertysswg near Rhymney and was a school teacher before switching to film-making. Although best known for his impressionistic and lyrical documentaries, he also wrote screenplays for feature films, including Front Page Story (1953) and Skid Kids (1953).[2]

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  1. ^ "New York Times: Dylan Thomas". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  2. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 380. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.

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