Elwyn Brook-Jones

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Elwyn Brook-Jones
Elwyn Brook-Jones in trailer for "Three Steps in the Dark" (1953)
Born (1911-12-11)11 December 1911
Kerching, Sarawak, Borneo
Died 4 September 1962(1962-09-04) (aged 50)
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1922–1960

Elwyn Brook-Jones (11 December 1911 – 4 September 1962) was a British film and television actor.[1]


Brook-Jones was born in Kerching, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. After a private education, he attended Jesus College, Oxford.

His public debut was in Australia, aged 11, as a concert pianist; he later made cabaret appearances in the US and the Far East. He was a repertory actor, first appearing in London in 1943 in Hedda Gabler as Judge Brack and going on to appear in many productions in the West End, films and television.

In the BBC children's series Garry Halliday, he was the hero's opponent "The Voice".[2] His most prominent film role was arguably Tober in Carol Reed's Odd Man Out (1947). He was also Gladwin in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Small Back Room (1949) and the Emir in The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960).

He died in Reading, Berkshire, aged 50.

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  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/4508
  2. ^ "Mr. Elwyn Brook-Jones". The Times. 5 September 1962. p. 14. 

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