Who is Iolo Williams?
Iolo Tudur Williams is a recognized Welsh ornithologist, nature observer, television presenter, and author. He is popular for his BBC and S4C nature shows, working in both English and his first language Welsh. Following a 14-year career with RSPB, in 1999 he became a full-time TV presenter. Williams has written a number of books about the natural world.
How old is Iolo Williams?
Iolo Tudur Williams is 61 years old as of 2023. He was born on August 22, 1962, in Builth Wells, Breconshire, Wales. Williams shares his birthday with popular people including Dua Lipa, Randall Cobb James Corden, Sarah Magusara, Kristen Wiig, Morgan Adams, Richard Armitage, and many others.
Iolo Williams Family
Who are Iolo Williams’s parents?
Iolo Tudur Williams was born in Builth Wells, Breconshire to Dai Williams and Megan Williams. He was brought up in Pembrokeshire and later moved to Montgomeryshire at the age of five to live in Llanwddyn near Lake Vyrnwy. His father died of Alzheimer’s disease, while his mother is still alive but currently hospitalized after she fell out of bed at her home and called 999 three times.
Does Iolo Williams have siblings?
Williams has not shared much information about his family and siblings. He has only mentioned his sister Ffion who had been staying with their mother.
Iolo Williams Education
Williams attended Llanfyllin High School and graduated with two A-Levels in Biology and French. He almost joined the British Army but instead entered the North East London Polytechnic (now the University of East London) and graduated with a degree in Ecology.
Iolo Williams Wife
Williams is married to his beautiful wife Ceri and resides near the town of Newtown, Powys. The couple is blessed with two children and has two rescue dogs, Ianto and Gwen. Both of the two dogs have appeared in some of his television series.
Williams and Ceri have built a fully-insulated timber-framed home, and have a wildlife garden, where they grow their own vegetables. The couple also composts all their food waste and recycles everything else, while always eating organic and local produce.
Iolo Williams Children
The couple is blessed with two children, sons Dewi Williams and Tomos Williams.
Iolo Williams Height
Williams has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body but has not disclosed his personal measurements.
Iolo Williams Career
Following graduation, he worked on a farm and then in the timber trade, prior to joining the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in 1985. He stayed for 14 years working in the field and as a regional coordinator. This resulted in him making regular appearances in the media, making a name for himself as a leading expert on Welsh bird life. Williams then made Visions of Snowdonia with BBC Wales in 1997. It followed the lives of six people living and working on the slopes of the country’s highest mountain.
Following making the second series in 1999, he opted to exit the RSPB and pursue a full-time career in the media. He presented Canals of Wales with Iolo Williams, a five-part series looking at the canals of Wales in 2007. In 2008, Williams presented another series focusing on the Welsh landscape, Iolo’s Natural History of Wales. On 13 and 20 March 2012, he presented Rugged Wales, which aired on BBC Two.
Williams then presented Iolo’s Great Welsh Parks in 2013 and presented a second series of the program in 2015. He went on to present a series for the BBC aimed at his native Wales, presenting The Brecon Beacons in 2016, and a third series on great Welsh parks. Williams went on to showcase Welsh wildlife by presenting Iolo’s Snowdonia in 2018. That same year, he traveled to Australia to film Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. He then became a regular presenter on Winterwatch, Springwatch, and Autumnwatch on BBC Two in 2019. In 2020, Williams presented Iolo: The Last Wilderness of Wales, about the wildlife of the Cambrian Mountains. Williams then presented a four-part personal view of the natural world of Pembrokeshire in Iolo’s Pembrokeshire in 2021.
Iolo Williams Awards
He was awarded an honorary fellowship from Bangor University in 2007. Williams earned further honorary fellowships from Aberystwyth University in 2015 and in 2017 from the University of South Wales.
Iolo Williams’s Net Worth
Welsh ornithologist, nature observer, television presenter, and author Williams has been active from 1985 to the present. He has also written several books and has a net worth of around $5-10 million as of 2023.