Freddie Jones

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For the former NFL tight end, see Freddie Jones (American football). For other people, see Fred Jones (disambiguation).
Freddie Jones
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Born Frederick Charles Jones
(1927-09-12) 12 September 1927 (age 88)
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 1963-present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Heselwood (1965-present)
Children Toby, Rupert, Casper

Frederick Charles "Freddie" Jones[1][2] (born 12 September 1927) is an English character actor. He currently plays Sandy Thomas in Emmerdale.

Life and career[edit]

Jones was born in the town of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent,[3] the son of Ida Elizabeth (née Goodwin) and Charles Edward Jones.[2] He became an actor after ten years of working as a laboratory assistant with a firm making ceramic products, when his hobby of acting took over. He was trained at the prestigious Rose Bruford College and became famous for his award-winning role as Claudius in the 1968 British television series The Caesars.[citation needed]

He narrated the award-winning video Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind: Pollination.[4] He plays the character Sandy Thomas in ITV's Emmerdale. He appeared in David Lynch's films The Elephant Man (1980), Dune (1984), Wild at Heart (1990) as well as the short-lived TV series On The Air (1992) and the short film Hotel Room (1993). Jones created the part of Sir in the original production of The Dresser by Ronald Harwood.

Actor Toby Jones is the eldest of Freddie Jones's three sons.[5]





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