Delyth began her television career in BBC Wales as an AFM before freelancing as a 1st AD. A couple of short films later, she got her breakthrough directing gig on Glan Hafren, a Welsh language medical series fondly known as Casualty on speed. This led to work on A55, Hollyoaks, The Bill and the final series of Dangerfield.
After that came a diversity of TV Drama including Hope and Glory (starring Lenny Henry), A&E (Martin Shaw, Michael Kitchen, Niamh Cusack), City Central (George Costigan, Ashley Jenson), and Richard Herring’s feature length comedy-drama You Can Choose Your Friends…
Delyth also has considerable experience working with new, young talent. She is has recently finished directing episodes of Hetty Feather series 3 having directed 5 episodes of series 2 for CBBC. The latter have won her a BAFTA nomination and the Rockie Award for Best Children’s and Youth Fiction at BANFF World Media Festival 2017.
She is currently directing the last block Worst Witch Series 2 for BBC Children’s.
Delyth has just been selected to be a participant in the BAFTA Elevate 2017 programme, which this year is focusing on female directors looking to progress in high end television and features.
Her recent credits include The Dumping Ground 5 (TX February 2017), comedy All At Sea 2, and Dani’s Castle 2, – also for CBBC. She was lead director on three seasons of the hugely successful The Story of Tracy Beaker and directed the BAFTA-winning Revenge Files of Alistair Fury, and Kidscreen-nominated UK/Canada co-production Tati’s Hotel. Delyth is originally from Birmingham.
Delyth Thomas is represented by Frances Arnold