This Friday marks the arrival of the brilliant Scottish-set The Vanishing
– a thrilling take on the Flannan Isles mystery – but it’s not writer Celyn Jones
’ first rodeo in the realm of storytelling. To mark the film’s UK release this weekend, I caught up with actor-turned-writer Jones to discuss the film as well as his colourful career – from nuanced acting roles to accomplished writing and more, all leading to the magnum opus of his impressive filmography yet.
Born in Anglesey in North Wales, Jones took a liking to theatre at a young age – earning himself a scholarship to Oxford School of Drama, where he received a lot of classical training and built himself a stunning career. From roles in a myriad of TV shows – the likes of Catastrophe
, Grange Hill
– to a plethora of complex and varied real-life characters such as poet Dylan Thomas (Set Fire to the Stars