RegiaLee Haven Jones

CreditiFeature film


Lingua minoritariaWelsh


Margaret Thatcher swept to power in 1979 with a manifesto that promised to establish a Welsh language television channel.  Months into her premiership, she reneged on her promise and sparked protests in Wales. Against a backdrop of civil disobedience, the iconic politician Gwynfor Evans vows to starve to death unless the government changes its mind. One of the most colourful chapters of modern Welsh history told in an imaginative and unique style.


Born in the South Wales Valleys, Lee studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Drama at the University of Exeter where he graduated with a First. His first film, Dad a fi, earned him a nomination for Best Documentary at the 2009 Celtic Media Festival. Since then he has directed several fiction projects, including series and TV films, for the BBC, ITV and S4C, with recent credits including The Long Call, Doctor Who and The Bay. Lee’s films have been nominated at several festivals and have won numerous awards; his short film Want it was screened at festivals around the world. In 2021 Lee completed his first feature film, The Feast, which premiered at SXSW.