Barry Jones (actor)
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6 March 1893|
Guernsey, Channel Islands
|Died||1 May 1981
Guernsey, Channel Islands
Barry Jones (6 March 1893 – 1 May 1981) was an actor seen in British and American films, on American television and on the stage.
Barry Jones was born on Guernsey in the Channel Islands in 1893. He started his acting career on the British stage in 1921. He performed in his first film, Shaw's Arms and the Man as Bluntschli in 1932. In 1935, he originated the role of King Stephen in Glamorous Night.
A character actor in many films, often portraying nobility, he had a starring role in the film Seven Days to Noon. He also played Mr. Lundie in the 1954 film adaptation of Brigadoon, and Polonius in the 1953 U.S. television adaptation of Hamlet. He appeared as Claudius in Demetrius and the Gladiators, a sequel to 20th Century Fox's biblical epic, The Robe. This character was Caligula's uncle and became the new Emperor after Caligula's death. Jones died at age eighty-eight in Guernsey.
- Women Who Play (1932) as Ernest Steele
- Arms and the Man (1932) as Bluntschli
- The Gay Adventure (1936) as Dernton
- Murder in the Family (1938) as Stephen Osborne
- Squadron Leader X (1943) as Bruce Fenwick
- Uneasy Terms (1948) as Inspector Gringall
- The Calendar (1948)
- The Bad Lord Byron (1949)
- That Dangerous Age (1949) as Arnold Cane
- Madeleine (1950) as Prosecuting Counsel
- Seven Days to Noon (1950) as Professor Willingdon
- The Clouded Yellow (1951) as Nicholas Fenton
- White Corridors (1951) as Dr. Shoesmith
- Appointment with Venus (1951) as the Provost
- The Magic Box (1951) as The Bath Doctor
- Plymouth Adventure (1952) as William Brewster
- Hamlet (1953) as Polonius
- Prince Valiant (1954) as King Luke
- Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) as Claudius
- Brigadoon (1954) as Mr. Lundy
- The Glass Slipper (1955) as the Duke
- Alexander the Great (1956) as Aristotle
- War and Peace (1956) as Count Rostov
- Saint Joan (1957) as de Courcelles
- The Safecracker (1958) as Bennett Carfield
- The 39 Steps (1959) as Professor Logan
- A Study in Terror (1965) as Duke of Shires
- The Heroes of Telemark (1965) as Professor Logan
Appearances in TV series
- Hallmark Hall of Fame (1953–61)
- Robert Montgomery Presents (1955–56)
- The Saint (1963)
- The Outer Limits (1963)
- Martin Chuzzlewit (1964)
- Sherlock Holmes (1965 TV series) (1965)
- He played the role of Julius Caesar in the TV miniseries The Spread of the Eagle.
- Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies published by Harper-Collins - ISBN 0-06-093507-3
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- Ellacott, Vivyan. "London Musicals 1935-1939", Over the Footlights, accessed 12 March 2013
- Hal Erickson. "Barry Jones - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
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- "Barry Jones (1893 - 1981) - Find A Grave Memorial". findagrave.com.
- Barry Jones at the Internet Movie Database
- Barry Jones at the Internet Broadway Database
- Barry Jones at Find a Grave
- Barry Jones - external site