Rufus Jones (actor)

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Rufus Jones
Born (1975-05-17) 17 May 1975 (age 41)
London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Actor and writer
Years active 2002-present
Notable work Flying Scotsman in "Thomas & Friends"

Rufus Jones (born 17 May 1975) is an English actor and writer.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in London, and educated at Latymer Upper School and the University of Cambridge.


Jones played Doctor Foggerty in Julia Davis's BAFTA nominated Hunderby and Terry Jones in BBC Four's BAFTA-nominated Holy Flying Circus. He has co-written and starred in William & Sinclair for Sky Atlantic's Common Ground season. He has also recently filmed Marple for ITV, as well as It's Kevin, The Wrong Mans and W1A for the BBC. In 2015, Jones filmed a second series of Hunderby, Stag (a comedy thriller for BBC2), Camping (a new Julia Davis project for Sky Atlantic) and is currently filming an untitled Martin Campbell movie.

Other credits include Fresh Meat (series 2), Toast of London, Mongrels (in which he voiced Nelson The Fox), Extras, Lead Balloon, Peep Show, Crooked House, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Love Soup, Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, Green Green Grass, My Family, Losing It, Secret Smile, Stag, White Teeth. In 2011, Jones starred in the one-off BBC Christmas show Lapland.[1]

Jones's 2013 role as Nick Edwards, the slimy opposing candidate to Bob Servant, brought him new recognition in the cult BBC Four[2] Neil Forsyth comedy Bob Servant.[3] This show was first broadcast in the UK in January/February 2013; with a move planned to BBC2 later in the year.[4]

Jones has written for Angelos Epithemiou, Mitchell & Webb, the MTV series Fur TV, Jon Culshaw and many others. He was script consultant on E4's Cardinal Burns.

As a voiceover artist, Jones has worked on numerous commercials, as well as games such as Fable III, Killzone and Xenoblade Chronicles.

In 2015 Jones appeared as Miles Mollison in the BBC TV mini series The Casual Vacancy.

In 2016, Jones joined the voice cast of Thomas & Friends, as the voice of Flying Scotsman (UK/US).

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2005, Jones was nominated for the Perrier Award with sketch group Dutch Elm Conservatoire.


  1. ^ "Lapland - Christmas Special". The British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "BBC 4 Bob Servant website". Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bob Servant - Official Site". Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "BBC Bob Servant Independent Episodes". Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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