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. 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.[2]

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.

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. ^ Born: 6 March 1893, GuernseyDied: 1 May 1981, Guernsey (1981-05-01). "Barry Jones | BFI". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ Ellacott, Vivyan. "London Musicals 1935-1939", Over the Footlights, accessed 12 March 2013

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