Barry Jones (actor)

Barry Jones (6 March 1893 – 1 May 1981) was an actor seen in British and American films, on American television and on the stage.[1][2]

Barry Jones
Born(1893-03-06)6 March 1893
Died1 May 1981(1981-05-01) (aged 88)
OccupationActor
Years active1921–1965

Biography

Barry Jones was born on Guernsey in the Channel Islands in 1893.[3] He started his acting career on the British stage in 1921.[4] He performed in his first film, Shaw's Arms and the Man as Bluntschli in 1932.[5] In 1935, he originated the role of King Stephen in Ivor Novello's stage musical, Glamorous Night.[6]

A character actor in many films, often portraying nobility, he had a starring role in the film Seven Days to Noon.[7] He also played Mr. Lundie in the 1954 film adaptation of Brigadoon, and Polonius in the 1953 U.S. television adaptation of Hamlet.[1] He appeared as Claudius in Demetrius and the Gladiators, a sequel to 20th Century Fox's biblical epic, The Robe.[8] This character was Caligula's uncle and became the new Emperor after Caligula's death.

Jones died at the age of eighty-eight in Guernsey.[1]

Selected filmography

Appearances in TV series

Sources

  • Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies published by Harper-Collins - ISBN 0-06-093507-3

References

  1. "Barry Jones | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. 1 May 1981. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. "Barry Jones - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  3. The Broadway League. "Barry Jones - IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". ibdb.com.
  4. "Barry Jones". britmovie.co.uk. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  5. "Arms and the Man (1932)". BFI.
  6. Ellacott, Vivyan. "London Musicals 1935-1939", Over the Footlights, accessed 12 March 2013
  7. Hal Erickson. "Barry Jones - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  8. "Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)". BFI.
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