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 directed 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 also directed the last block of Worst Witch Series 2 for BBC Children’s, tx March 2018.
Other 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 was selected to be a participant in the BAFTA Elevate 2017 programme, which focused on female directors looking to progress in high end television and features.
Delyth Thomas is represented by Frances Arnold