Famous Welsh People

A roundup of famous Welsh people.

Richard Burton
Born Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr., in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales, Richard Burton died in Switzerland in 1984. Burton's official site contains photos, a brief biography and filmography, and poems that were read at his funeral services.

Charlotte Church
The Welsh soprano set unprecedented records, hitting gold and platinum by the age of thirteen. She's also the youngest artist to top the UK Classical Chart and break the UK Top 40.

Roald Dahl
Profiles the Welsh-born writer, who was best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Dahl died in 1990.

Sir Anthony Hopkins
A brief biography of Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins debuted on the BBC program The Corn is Green in 1956.

Tom Jones
Known for his voice and charisma, the Welshman from Pontypridd was born Thomas Jones Woodward in 1940. His music career took off in 1964 when he signed a contract with Decca Records.

Richard Llewellyn
The University of Texas at Austin holds 14 boxes of papers pertaining to Welsh novelist Richard Llewellyn, best known for How Green Was My Valley. The site includes a biographical sketch and a summary of the papers, dating from 1939 to 1952.

David Lloyd George
A Liberal who served in Parliament for 50 years and as Britain's Prime Minister from 1916-1922. Months before his death he was granted the title Earl of Dwyfor.

Bryn Terfel
Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel has performed at the Welsh National Opera to the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. (Warning: This site uses Active X.)

Dylan Thomas
The offical Web site of Wales' most famous poet, Dylan Thomas, details Thomas's life and work.

Catherine Zeta Jones
Early in her career, Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta Jones appeared in the British television show The Darling Buds of May.

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