Gemma Jones

Actor
This petite auburn-haired sparkling-eyed British character player is best-known in her homeland for her acclaimed stage and TV performances. Gemma Jones is recalled by American audiences for her starring turn as the ... Read more »
Born: 12/03/1942 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (40)

Last Tango in Halifax 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

The Lady Vanishes 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Hysteria 2012 (Movie)

Lady St. John-Smythe (Actor)

Forget Me Not 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Madam Pomfrey (Actor)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010 (Movie)

Helena (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 (Movie)

Madam Pomfrey (Actor)

Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister 2009 (Movie)

Aunt Lister (Actor)

Ballet Shoes 2008 (Movie)

Dr Jakes (Actor)

Good 2008 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Fragile 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Contractor 2006 (Movie)

Mrs Day (Actor)

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 2004 (Movie)

Mum (Actor)

Five Little Pigs 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Bendito Infierno 2003 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

Kiss of Life 2003 (Movie)

Sonia (Actor)

Shanghai Knights 2003 (Movie)

Queen Victoria (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 (Movie)

Madam Pomfrey (Actor)

Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 (Movie)

Bridget's Mum (Actor)

Cotton Mary 2000 (Movie)

Mrs Davids (Actor)

The Winslow Boy 1999 (Movie)

Grace Winslow (Actor)

A Last Embrace 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Captain Jack 1998 (Movie)

Eunice Pickles (Actor)

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Theory of Flight 1998 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Wilde 1998 (Movie)

Lady Queensberry (Actor)

OK Garage 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Feast of July 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Wainwright (Actor)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Dashwood (Actor)

On the Black Hill 1991 (Movie)

Mary Jones (Actor)

Paperhouse 1989 (Movie)

Dr Sarah Nichols (Actor)

The Jim Henson Hour 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Inspector Morse, Series I 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spoils of Poynton 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Devils 1970 (Movie)

Madeleine (Actor)

Devices and Desires (TV Show)

Actor

Dial a Deadly Number (TV Show)

Actor

Longitude (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of the Borrowers (TV Show)

Actor
Production Management (1)

Good People 2014 (Movie)

(Production Coordinator)
Other (1)

Diana 2013 (Movie)

(Production Secretary)

Biography

This petite auburn-haired sparkling-eyed British character player is best-known in her homeland for her acclaimed stage and TV performances. Gemma Jones is recalled by American audiences for her starring turn as the lower-class cook turned upper-crust hotelier in two series of "The Duchess of Duke Street" (PBS, 1976-78) and for her screen work as the often perplexed mother of the Dashwood sisters in Ang Lee's superior "Sense and Sensibility" (1995).

Relationships

Irene Jones

Mother

Sebastian Graham-Jones

Companion

Luke Graham-Jones

Son
born c. 1973

Griffith Jones

Father

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1962
won Bancroft Gold Medal in 1962 which her father had also won when he studied at RADA

Milestones

2012

Played supporting role opposite Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the period comedy "Hysteria"

2011

Returned as Madam Pomfrey in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"

2010

Appeared in "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," written and directed by Woody Allen

2009

Reprised Madam Pomfrey role in David Yates directed "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

2004

Reprised role as Bridget's mum in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason"

2003

Landed recurring role on ITV crime drama "Trial & Retribution"

2002

Played Madam Pomfrey in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," directed by Chris Columbus

2001

Landed featured role in the London stage revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

2001

Cast as the title character's mother in "Bridget Jones's Diary," based on the novel by Helen Fielding

1999

Co-starred as Mrs. Winslow in David Mamet's remake of "The Winslow Boy"

1997

Portrayed Lady Queensberry in "Wilde"

1995

Played supporting role of Mrs. Dashwood in Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility"

1994

Returned to U.S. to appear with The National Theatre production of "The Winter's Tale" in Washington, DC

1991

Starred in Arthur Miller's "A Ride Down Mount Morgan" in London

1986

Co-starred in "The Importance of Being Earnest" (BBC)

1980

Cast as Portia in BBC production of "The Merchant of Venice"

1979

Made stage musical debut as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret"

1976

Starred in "The Duchess of Duke Street" (shown first on the BBC and in the U.S. on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater")

1972

Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company

1970

Feature film debut, Ken Russell's "The Devils"

1970

Played Hippolyta and Titania in Peter Brook's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on tour throughout the world including the U.S.

1962

After graduating from RADA, made stage debut in "The Beaux Strategem"

1962

Made London stage debut opposite Peter O'Toole in "Baal"

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