Barry Jones (actor)

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Barry Jones
Born (1893-03-06)6 March 1893
Guernsey, Channel Islands Guernsey
Died 1 May 1981(1981-05-01) (aged 88)
Guernsey, Channel Islands
Occupation Actor
Years active 1921—1965

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]


Barry Jones was born on Guernsey in the Channel Islands in 1893.[2] He started his acting career on the British stage in 1921.[3] He performed in his first film, Shaw's Arms and the Man as Bluntschli in 1932.[4] In 1935, he originated the role of King Stephen in Glamorous Night.[5]

A character actor in many films, often portraying nobility, he had a starring role in the film Seven Days to Noon.[6] 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.[7] This character was Caligula's uncle and became the new Emperor after Caligula's death. Jones died at age eighty-eight in Guernsey.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]

Appearances in TV series[edit]

  • He played the role of Julius Caesar in the TV miniseries The Spread of the Eagle.



  1. ^ a b Born: 6 March 1893, GuernseyDied: 1 May 1981, Guernsey (1981-05-01). "Barry Jones | BFI". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ The Broadway League. "Barry Jones - IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". 
  3. ^ "Barry Jones". 
  4. ^ "Arms and the Man (1932)". BFI. 
  5. ^ Ellacott, Vivyan. "London Musicals 1935-1939", Over the Footlights, accessed 12 March 2013
  6. ^ Hal Erickson. "Barry Jones - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie. 
  7. ^ "Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)". BFI. 
  8. ^ "Barry Jones (1893 - 1981) - Find A Grave Memorial". 

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