Freddie Jones

Actor, Laboratory assistant
British character player, most typically in eccentric comedy roles, which he has often played in a deliberately over-the-top manner. Jones worked for years as a laboratory assistant while he dabbled in amateur dramatics ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1927 in Stoke-on-Trent, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (71)

By Our Selves 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Married 2 Malcolm 2014 (Movie)

Jasper (Actor)

Come On Eileen 2012 (Movie)

Dermot (Actor)

Casanova 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Ladies in Lavender 2005 (Movie)

Jan Pendered (Actor)

The Libertine 2005 (Movie)

Betterton (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 (Movie)

Colonel Villefort (Actor)

David Copperfield 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghosts 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

House! 2000 (Movie)

Giovanni Anzani (Actor)

My Life So Far 1999 (Movie)

Reverend Finlayson (Actor)

The Life and Crimes of William Palmer 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dalziel & Pascoe: Ruling Passion 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Comfort Farm 1996 (Movie)

Adam Lambsbreath (Actor)

Royal Deceit 1994 (Movie)

Bjorn (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes: The Last Vampyre 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Neverending Story III 1994 (Movie)

Mr Coreander (Actor)

Hotel Room 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Butterfly 1993 (Movie)

Rheinberg (Actor)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood 1993 (Movie)

Sapsea (Actor)

Code Name: Chaos 1991 (Movie)

Filator (Actor)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

George Kovich (Actor)

Comrades 1989 (Movie)

Vicar (Actor)

Dark River 1989 (Movie)

The Official (Actor)

Erik the Viking 1989 (Movie)

Harald the Missionary (Actor)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series II 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanity Fair 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Consuming Passions 1988 (Movie)

Graham Chumley (Actor)

Time After Time 1987 (Movie)

Ulick Uniake (Actor)

Maschenka 1986 (Movie)

Podtyagin (Actor)

The Black Cauldron 1985 (Movie)

of Dallben (Voice)

Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 (Movie)

Chester Cragwitch (Actor)

Dune 1984 (Movie)

Thufir Hawat (Actor)

E la nave Va 1984 (Movie)

Mister Orlando (Actor)

Firestarter 1984 (Movie)

Dr Joseph Wanless (Actor)

Sweeney Todd 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's "Murder Is Easy" 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Firefox 1982 (Movie)

Kenneth Aubrey (Actor)

Krull 1982 (Movie)

Ynyr (Actor)

Captain Stirrick 1981 (Movie)

Mr Leach (Actor)

Pennies From Heaven 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Elephant Man 1980 (Movie)

Bytes (Actor)

Zulu Dawn 1979 (Movie)

Bishop Colenso (Actor)

Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride 1978 (Movie)

Professor Keeley (Actor)

Never Too Young to Rock 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Old Dracula 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Juggernaut 1974 (Movie)

Buckland (Actor)

Cold Comfort Farm 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Kidnapped 1971 (Movie)

Cluny (Actor)

Sitting Target 1971 (Movie)

MacNeil (Actor)

Assault 1970 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 1970 (Movie)

Professor Richter (Actor)

Antony and Cleopatra 1969 (Movie)

Pompey (Actor)

Doctor in Trouble 1969 (Movie)

Master-at-Arms (Actor)

Goodbye Gemini 1969 (Movie)

David Curry (Actor)

Otley 1969 (Movie)

Proudfoot (Actor)

The Man Who Haunted Himself 1969 (Movie)

Dr Harris (Actor)

The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom 1968 (Movie)

Detective Sergeant Dylan (Actor)

Accident 1967 (Movie)

Man in Bell's Office (Actor)

Far From the Madding Crowd 1967 (Movie)

Cainy Ball (Actor)

Adam Bede (TV Show)

Actor

All Creatures Great and Small (Movie)

Cranford (Actor)

Appointment With a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Lost in London (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Wroe's Virgins (TV Show)

Actor

Silas Marner (TV Show)

Actor

The Nativity (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

British character player, most typically in eccentric comedy roles, which he has often played in a deliberately over-the-top manner. Jones worked for years as a laboratory assistant while he dabbled in amateur dramatics on the side. A scholarship to the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama enabled him to return to school and effect a career change. After working in repertory theater and TV, Jones was finally able to blaze his bug-eyed, roguishly endearing stuff at the Royal Shakespeare Company. After performing in "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade" in London and New York, he recreated his role for director Peter Brook's screen version in 1966. Critical reaction was mixed, but it started Jones's film career, which would soon spread to both sides of the Atlantic.

Relationships

Jennifer Heslewood

Wife

Casper Jones

Son

Rupert Jones

Son

Toby Jones Actor

Son
Born Sept. 7, 1967; mother, Jennifer Heselwood

EDUCATION

Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama

Kent
attended on scholarship

Milestones

1993

Made rare US episodic TV appearance guesting on an installment of the ABC adventure series, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"

1983

First film not produced by England or the United States, "E la nave Va/And the Ship Sails On", an Italian-French co-production directed by Federico Fellini

1980

Co-starred opposite Tom Courtenay in the Ronald Harwood play, "The Dresser", staged at the Queens Theater in London

1979

Acted in the TV miniseries, "Pennies from Heaven", by Dennis Potter; series aired on both British and US TV

1975

First appeared on US TV in the NBC TV-movie adaptation, "All Creatures Great and Small"

1972

First US film, "Sitting Target"

1968

Starred as Claudius in the acclaimed, seven-part British miniseries, "The Caesars"

1966

Made feature film debut in "The Persection and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade" (a.k.a. "Marat/Sade"), recreating his stage role

1956

First began appearing on British TV at age 28

Returned to school to study drama

Was eventually hired to work at the Royal Shakespeare Company (date approximate)

Began working professionally in stock companies

Starred in the British TV comedy series, "The Ghosts of Motley Hall"

Worked as a laboratory assistant for ten years after he finished school; pursued his interests in amateur dramatics

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