Mark Lewis Jones

Mark Lewis Jones (born 1964) is a Welsh actor, whose roles include that of a First Order Captain Moden Canady in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a police inspector in BBC drama series 55 Degrees North, a whaler in the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, soldier Tecton in Troy and Rob Morgan in the series Stella.

Mark Lewis Jones
Born1964 (age 5455)
Years active1985–present

Early life

Mark Lewis Jones was born in Rhosllannerchrugog, Wales. He began acting as a teenager with the Clwyd Youth Theatre[1] and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.[2]


Jones has acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company,[3] and at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

He has made appearances in a number of television productions including This Life, Holby City, Spooks, Murphy's Law, Waking the Dead and Torchwood. Perhaps his most significant role for BBC television, however, has been as Detective Inspector Russell Bing in the police drama 55 Degrees North in which he played an outspoken, opinionated and at times humorous police officer, in a complex and intricately crafted series.

He also played Detective Sergeant Ray Lloyd in police drama Murder Prevention.[4] His two most renowned appearances in Hollywood blockbusters were as Hogg the Whaler in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and Tecton, a soldier in Troy.[5]

In 2001 he also portrayed Igraine's second husband Uther Pendragon in the American TV miniseries The Mists of Avalon. He played Irfon in S4C's Con Passionate, Josi in Sian James' Calon Gaeth,[6] and Bryan Jones in Y Pris.[7]

In 2009 he was a guest in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, broadcast on 11 June on BBC Two Wales.[8]

Jones auditioned for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) but did not get the part. However, he was later offered the part of Captain Canady for the sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He appears prominently in the opening sequences and says he played the part with "a posh Welsh accent".[9]



  • Appeared in radio broadcasts of Cadfael and Cocaine.[10]
  • Samson in Julian Simpson's The Listener[11]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Morons from Outer Space Godfrey (as Mark Jones)
1986 Valhalla Voice of Odin English version
1989 The Shell Seekers Danus
1990 Paper Mask Dr Lloyd
1999 Solomon & Gaenor Crad Rees
2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Mr. Hogg
2004 Troy Tecton
2006 Hydra Jones Short film
2010 Robin Hood Stone Mason Longstride
2015 Child 44 Tortoise
2015 Queen of the Desert Frank Lascelles
2015 Just Jim Donald
2016 Trespass Against Us P.C. Pollock
2016 Yr Ymadawiad Stanley[12]
2016 The Lighthouse Thomas Griffiths
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Captain Moden Canady
2018 Apostle Quinn
2018 Gwen Mr Wynne
2019 The Good Liar Bryn
2020 Rebecca Inspector Welch


Year Title Role Notes
1989-1991 The Play on One Constable Davies / Ieuan Two roles
1989 The Angry Earth Guto
1991 The Bill Doctor 1 episode
1991 Heroes II: The Return Royal Marine Maj.
1992 Between the Lines P.C. Terry Gilzean
1995 Casualty Allsop
1995 A Mind to Kill Geraint Humphries
1996 Soldier Soldier Capt Jonathan Bell
1996 Dangerfield DI Dicky Sutton
1996–1997 This Life Dale Jones Recurring role
1997 Bride of War Platoon Commander 1 episode
1999 The Knock David Ancrom 4th series; main role
2000 Where the Heart Is Brian Price
2000 Jason and the Argonauts Mopsus Mini-series
2001 The Bench Des Davies Series regular
2001 The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells Arthur Brownlow Main role
2001 Tales from Pleasure Beach Dunk Mini-series
2001 The Mists of Avalon King Uther Pendragon
2001 Score Tony Television film
2002 A Mind to Kill Gethin Purse
2002 The Bench Des Davies 2nd series
2002 Y Tŷ Jim Series regular
2002 Holby City Reece King
2002 Lenny Blue DC Huw Morgan
2003 The Measure of My Days Escapee Short Film
2003 Spooks Mark Whooley
2003 Red Cap Sgt. Gary Jennings
2003 Triongl Dewi S4C drama
2004 Murder Prevention DS Ray Lloyd
2004 Lie with Me Paul Stebbing
2004 Murphy's Law Simpson
2005 Waking the Dead Tom McQueen
2005 55 Degrees North DI Russell Bing Main role
2005–2008 Con Passionate Irfon Series regular
2006 Torchwood John Ellis Episode "Out of Time"
2006 Cravings Eisner
2006 Calon Gaeth Josi Evans
2006 Stick or Twist Russ Series regular
2006 Little White Lies Dr James Series regular
2007–2009 Y Pris Chief Constable Bryan Jones Main role
2007–2008 The Commander DCI Doug James
2008 The Passion Apostle Marcus
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Brandon
2008 Caught in the Act Alan Williams
2009 A Child's Christmases in Wales Dad
2009 Merlin King Olaf 1 episode
2009 Crash Mr. Hill
2009 Framed Daffyd Hughes
2009 Law and Order UK Mark Powell Episode: "Love and Loss"
2009 Top of the Cops DCI Doug James
2009 Zig Zag Love Paul Carmichael
2009 Welsh Greats[13] Presenter
2010 Pen Talar Max "Episode No. 1.6"
2010 The Cursed Mirror[14] Sir Oswallt Short film
2010 Bouquet of Barbed Wire Simon Clark
2011 Baker Boys Pete Series regular; 2 series
2011 Game of Thrones Shagga
2011 Being Human Richard Hargreaves
2011 Silent Witness D.I. Frank Skipper
2012 Silk Sergeant Major Chris Pierce 1 episode
2012 Casualty Caleb Flack
2012 Titanic David Evans
2012-2013, 2015-2017 Stella Rob Morgan Main role
2012 Sinbad Azdi Episode: "Eye of the Tiger"
2013 Talking to the Dead DCI Owen Jackson
2013 Atlantis Mac 1 episode
2014 37 Days David Lloyd George
2014 Under Milk Wood Neighbour
2014 Puppy Love Dave Wilson
2015 Hinterland John Bell 1 episode
2015 Father Brown Arnold Francis
2016 National Treasure Gerry Series regular
2016–present Byw Celwydd Dylan Williams Series regular
2017 The Machine Thompson
2017–present Keeping Faith Steve Baldini
2018 Hidden Endaf Elwy
2018 Partridge in a Bree Tree Bear
2019 Chernobyl General Vladimir Pikalov
2019 Carnival Row Magistrate Flute Recurring role
2019 Gangs of London Kinney Main role
2019 The Accident Iwan Bevan
2019 The Crown Dr Edward Millward "Tywysog Cymru" episode 6
2020 The Third Day Jason

Personal life

On 11 September 2016 Jones took part in the Great North Run[15] to raise funds for Bloodwise. In April 2018 Mark ran the inaugural Wales Marathon held in Newport


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