Known for movies

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DiedNovember 9, 1953, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States
SpouseCaitlin Thomas
FactDylan and Caitlin are buried side by side in Laugharne, S. Wales, UK His grave is marked by a simple wooden cross.

Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914, in Swansea, Wales. His father, David John Thomas, was a teacher and his mother, Florence Hannah Thomas (née Williams), was a seamstress. He had one sister, Nancy Marles Thomas. His father died when Dylan was just nine years old, and his mother was left to raise him and his sister on her own.

Dylan Thomas was educated at Swansea Grammar School and then at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth. He began his career as a journalist for the Western Mail newspaper in Cardiff. He soon began writing poetry, and his first collection, Eighteen Poems, was published in 1934.

Dylan Thomas became famous for his poetic works, such as the collections 18 Poems (1934) and The Map of Love (1939), as well as for his radio broadcasts, including the now-famous “Under Milk Wood” (1954). He also wrote several plays, including the highly acclaimed Under Milk Wood (1954).

Dylan Thomas married Caitlin Macnamara in 1937. The couple had three children: Llewelyn Edouard (born 1938), Colm Garan (born 1939), and Aeronwy Bryn (born 1942). Dylan and Caitlin’s marriage was a tumultuous one, and they often fought fiercely. However, they remained together until Dylan’s death in 1953.

Dylan Thomas died on November 9, 1953, at the age of 39. The cause of death was officially recorded as pneumonia, but many believe that alcohol played a role in his death. At the time of his death, Dylan Thomas was one of the most famous poets in the world.

Today, Dylan Thomas is considered one of the most important Welsh poets of the 20th century. His work is celebrated for its lyrical beauty and its ability to capture the imagination.

General Info

Full NameDylan Thomas
DiedNovember 9, 1953, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionPoet, Author, Film director, Screenwriter, Novelist
EducationBishop Gore School


SpouseCaitlin Thomas
ChildrenAeronwy Thomas, Llewelyn Edouard Thomas, Colm Garan Hart Thomas
ParentsDavid John Thomas, Florence Hannah Thomas
SiblingsNancy Marles


MoviesSet Fire to the Stars, Rebecca's Daughters, Under Milk Wood

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1(He wrote while visiting America:) There seems, at first, to be no reality at all in the life here: It is all an enormous façade of speed and efficiency and power behind which millions of little individuals are wrestling, in vain, with their own anxieties.
2An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do.
3Last words: "I've just had 15 double whiskies. I think that might be a record."


1In Dangerous Minds (1995), Michelle Pfeiffer's character assigns her students a "Dylan/Dylan" exam: they have to try and find a Dylan Thomas poem and Bob Dylan song that have a similar theme.
2Dylan and Caitlin are buried side by side in Laugharne, S. Wales, UK His grave is marked by a simple wooden cross.
3Engaged in the bout of drinking that lead to his death at the White Horse Tavern in West Village section of New York City.
4His love of language was nurtured by his mother who read to him on those frequent occasions when he was sick in bed with asthma, bronchitis, and colds. The adult Thomas suffered more from alcoholism than asthma. He died at age 39.
5Children: Llewelyn Edouard Thomas, born January 30 1939; Aeronwy Bryn Thomas, born March 1942; and Colm Garan Hart Thomas, born July 1949.
6He is on the sleeve artwork of the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles (released in 1967). Because of his legendary alcoholism, which led to his death, he is also one of several famous and tragic figures from history to be featured on the sleeve artwork of the album "Clutching at Straws" by rock band Marillion (released in 1987).



Under Milk Wood2015play
The Hunchback in the Park2014TV Movie
Under Milk Wood2014TV Movie
We Who Are Young Are Old2010Short poem
N'entre pas sans violence dans cette bonne nuit2005Short poem
Fern Hill2005poem
The Sunday Programme2003TV Series extracts - 1 episode
The Poet Writes His Wife2002Short love letters
Chelsea Walls2001poems "Under Milk Wood" and "Lament"
Titus2001TV Series poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" - 1 episode
Miralls1999TV Series poem - 1 episode
De schaduwlopers1995story
Rebecca's Daughters1992story
Under Milk Wood1992TV Movie
Dylan Thomas: Return Journey1990story
A Child's Christmas in Wales1987TV Movie poem
The Doctor and the Devils1985earlier screenplay
Rijanon1984TV Movie novel: The Visitor
The Mouse and the Woman1980novel
Le beau samedi1974Short short story
Under Milk Wood1972play
A Child's Christmas in Wales1966TV Movie documentary
Festival1966TV Series based on works by - 1 episode
Doktor a besi1966TV Movie
About Religion1964TV Series poetry and prose - 1 episode
Festival1964TV Series play - 1 episode
Camera Three1961TV Series 1 episode
Q for Quest1961TV Series sketch - 1 episode
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z1959TV Series script - 'Under Milk Wood' - 1 episode
Folio1959TV Series play - 1 episode
Under Milk Wood1957TV Movie play
No Room at the Inn1948screenplay
The Three Weird Sisters1948writer
A City Reborn1945Short script
A Soldier Comes Home1945Short
Fuel for Battle1944Short script
Our Country1944
These Are the Men1943Short writer
Balloon Site 5681942Short
New Towns for Old1942Documentary short script
The Battle for Freedom1942Short commentary
Wales: Green Mountain, Black Mountain1942Documentary short


Interstellar2014writer: "Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night"
Chelsea Walls2001writer: "Under Milk Wood", "Lament" 1937
Chaindance1991writer: "AND DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION"
Stone1974lyrics: "Rage"


These Are the Men1943Short


Great Poets: In Their Own Words2014TV Series documentaryHimself, Archive

Archive Footage

Welsh Greats2014TV Series documentaryHimself
A Dylan Thomas Memoir1973Documentary shortReader

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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