Barry Jones (actor)
6 March 1893|
Guernsey, Channel Islands
|Died||1 May 1981
Guernsey, Channel Islands
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 Ivor Novello's stage musical, 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 the age of eighty-eight in Guernsey.
- Women Who Play (1932) as Ernest Steele
- Number Seventeen (1932) as Henry Doyle
- Arms and the Man (1932) as Captain Bluntschli
- The Gay Adventure (1936) as Darnton
- Murder in the Family (1938) as Stephen Osborne
- Squadron Leader X (1943) as Bruce Fenwick
- Frieda (1947) as Holliday
- Dancing with Crime (1947) as Gregory
- The Calendar (1948) as Sir John Garth
- Uneasy Terms (1948) as Inspector Gringall
- That Dangerous Age (1949) as Arnold Cane
- The Bad Lord Byron (1949) as Colonel Stonhope
- Twelve O'Clock High (1949) as Lord Haw-Haw (voice, uncredited)
- Madeleine (1950) as Lord Advocate
- Seven Days to Noon (1950) as Professor Willingdon
- The Mudlark (1950) as Speaker (uncredited)
- The Clouded Yellow (1951) as Nicholas Fenton
- White Corridors (1951) as Dr. Shoesmith
- Appointment with Venus (1951) as Provost
- The Magic Box (1951) as The Bath Doctor
- Plymouth Adventure (1952) as William Brewster
- Hamlet (1953) as Polonius
- Return to Paradise (1953) as Pastor Corbett
- Prince Valiant (1954) as King Luke
- Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) as Claudius
- Brigadoon (1954) as Mr. Lundie
- The Glass Slipper (1955) as Duke
- Alexander the Great (1956) as Aristotle
- War and Peace (1956) as Prince Mikhail Andreevich Rostov
- Saint Joan (1957) as De Courcelles
- The Safecracker (1958) as Bennett Carfield
- The 39 Steps (1959) as Professor Logan
- Karolina Rijecka (1961) as Admiral
- A Study in Terror (1965) as Duke of Shires
- The Heroes of Telemark (1965) as Professor Logan (final film role)
Appearances in TV series
- Hallmark Hall of Fame (1953–1961)
- Robert Montgomery Presents (1955–1956) as Captain Whalley
- The Saint (1963) as Otis Q. Fennick
- The Outer Limits (1963) as Dwight Hartley
- Martin Chuzzlewit (1964) as Martin Chuzzlewit the Elder
- The Spread of the Eagle. (1963) as Julius Caesar
- Sherlock Holmes (1965 TV series) (1965) as Charles Augustus Milverton
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