Emrys Jones (actor)

Emrys Jones (22 September 1915 – 10 July 1972) was an English actor.[1][2]

Emrys Jones
Publicity still for Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
Born
John Emrys Whittaker Jones

22 September 1915
Died10 July 1972 (aged 56)
Johannesburg, South Africa
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Pauline Bentley (1946–)
Anne Ridler (1963–1972; his death)

After making his stage debut in Donald Wolfit's company in 1937; his film debut came in Powell and Pressburger's One of Our Aircraft Is Missing in 1942, and he began to develop a career in the British cinema of the 1940s.[3][1] Due to his boyish looks he would often be cast as young innocents in films such as: The Wicked Lady (1945); The Rake's Progress (1945); Nicholas Nickleby (1947); and Powell and Pressburger's The Small Back Room (1949).[4]

When he was relegated to second features in the 1950s he concentrated on his stage career, maturing into an accomplished character actor in the process. The latter half of his career was mostly spent on television in such programmes as Softly, Softly; Out of the Unknown; Dixon of Dock Green; Doomwatch; Z-Cars; and perhaps most memorably as 'The Master of the Land of Fiction' in the Doctor Who serial, The Mind Robber.[5][6]

He was successively married to actresses Pauline Bentley and Anne Ridler, and died of a heart attack in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1972; where he was in a stage production, playing Winston Churchill.[3][7]

Selected filmography

Selected theatre work

References

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  3. McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press via Google Books.
  4. "Emrys Jones - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  5. "Emrys Jones". www.aveleyman.com.
  6. "The Mind Robber ★★★★".
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  8. "Production of Macbeth - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  9. Wearing, J. P. (22 August 2014). "The London Stage 1940-1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel". Rowman & Littlefield via Google Books.
  10. Wearing, J. P. (22 August 2014). "The London Stage 1940-1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel". Rowman & Littlefield via Google Books.
  11. "Dial M. for Murder. By Frederick Knott. (Westminster.) WivEs should » 27 Jun 1952 » The Spectator Archive".
  12. Wearing, J. P. (16 September 2014). "The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel". Rowman & Littlefield via Google Books.
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