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Gareth Wynn Jones made a life in film.

Tributes have been paid to Welsh film-maker Gareth Wynn Jones, following his death earlier this month.

Born in Deiniolen, North Wales, in 1937, during his long career in film and television Mr Jones worked at the BBC and HTV before establishing his own independent film production company, Ffilmiau'r T Gwyn, based in Llanllyfni, North Wales.

During his time at the BBC, Mr Jones assisted in setting up the current affairs programme Wales Today, working closely with Vincent Kane.

Between 1971 and 1973 he helped to establish Singapore Broadcasting, collaborating with the Singapore government, local diplomats and embassy staff to set up a quality broadcasting service. At HTV, Mr Jones worked on a number of high-profile productions, including the award-winning Frank Letch programme, part of the Bywyd series; Lloyd George, which starred Ian Holm; and the London Film Festival award-winning Curious Journey series with Kenneth Griffith.

From 1978 to 1981, Mr Jones was chairman of the Welsh Film Board, producing, among others, Teisennau Mair, which was judged the Best Film at the 1980 Celtic Film and Television Festival, which Mr Jones himself helped establish.

From 1982 until his retirement in 1997, at Ffilmiau'r T Gwyn, Mr Jones produced and directed a wide variety of dramas, including Cysgodion Gdansk (1987), Barbarossa (1989), two series of Lleifior, Br--d and Sigaret?

Mr Jones was also a gourmet chef, a wine connoisseur and intrepid traveller.

Mr Jones leaves a wife Enid, four children - Jane, Guto, Iago and Miriam - and four grandchildren - Zac, Ellora, Kaya and Martha Dora.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 18, 2007
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