Rufus Jones (actor)

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Rufus Jones (born 17 May 1975) is an English actor and writer.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in London, and educated at Latymer Upper School and the University of Cambridge.

Career[edit]

Jones played Doctor Foggerty in Julia Davis's BAFTA nominated Hunderby and Terry Jones in BBC Four's BAFTA-nominated Holy Flying Circus. He has co-written and starred in William & Sinclair for Sky Atlantic's Common Ground season. He has also recently filmed Marple for ITV, as well as It's Kevin, The Wrong Mans and W1A for the BBC.

Other credits include Fresh Meat (series 2), Toast of London, Mongrels (in which he voiced Nelson The Fox), Extras, Lead Balloon, Peep Show, Crooked House, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Love Soup, Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, Green Green Grass, My Family, Losing It, Secret Smile and White Teeth. In 2011, Jones starred in the one-off BBC Christmas show Lapland.[1]

Jones's 2013 role as Nick Edwards, the slimy opposing candidate to Bob Servant, brought him new recognition in the cult BBC Four[2] Neil Forsyth comedy Bob Servant Independent.[3] This show was first broadcast in the UK in January/February 2013; with a move planned to BBC2 later in the year[4]

Jones has written for Angelos Epithemiou, Mitchell & Webb, the MTV series Fur TV, Jon Culshaw and many others. He was script consultant on E4's Cardinal Burns.

As a voiceover artist, Jones has worked on numerous commercials, as well as games such as Fable III, Killzone and Xenoblade Chronicles.

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2005, Jones was nominated for the Perrier Award with sketch group Dutch Elm Conservatoire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lapland - Christmas Special". The British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "BBC 4 Bob Servant website". Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bob Servant - Official Site". Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "BBC Bob Servant Independent Episodes". Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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