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Nicholas Jones (born 3 April 1946) is an English character actor of film and television.

Early life

Jones was born in London, the younger brother of actress Gemma Jones. They are the children of actor Griffith Jones (1909-2007).

Jones was educated at Westminster School and he trained as an actor at RADA and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He then appeared on stage at the National Theatre and the Old Vic.

Career

He followed in his father's footsteps by appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company (1999),[1] and has also starred at Shakespeare's Globe.[2] One of his first screen roles was as Laertes opposite Richard Chamberlain's Hamlet in 1970.

Filmography

  • The Corpse (1971)
  • The Blockhouse (1973)
  • Daisy Miller (1974)
  • Vera Drake (2004)
  • Vanity Fair (2004)
  • Copying Beethoven (2006)

Television

On television he is perhaps best known for his role as Captain Triggers in the 1970s World War I series, Wings. He has also appeared in the following roles and series:

  • Luker in P. D. James Unnatural Causes
  • Jeremy Aldermarten in 25 episodes of Kavanagh Q.C.
  • 1st Lt. Buckland in 2 episodes of Hornblower
  • Squire Abington in 2 episodes of Lillie
  • Eugene Wrayburn in Our Mutual Friend
  • Nikolai in 3 episodes of Anna Karenina
  • Mr. Merdle's Butler in 4 episodes of Little Dorrit
  • Mark Howard in 2 episodes of Coronation Street
  • Hereward in 4 episodes of The Flame Trees of Thika
  • Dr. James Isaacs in 12 episodes of The District Nurse
  • Andrew Paget in 5 episodes of The Price
  • Emperor Franz Joseph in 1 episode of The Strauss Family
  • Sir William Chambers in 1 episode of Foyle's War

Other TV appearances include:

  • Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1990)
  • A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1990)
  • Unnatural Causes (1993)
  • Lipstick on Your Collar (1993)
  • Sharpe's Company (1994)
  • Bramwell (1995)
  • A Touch of Frost (1996)
  • The Beggar Bride (1997)
  • The Alan Clark Diaries (2004)
  • Sensitive Skin (2005)
  • Dunkirk (2005) - Major Angus McCorquodale
  • New Tricks (2005)
  • Spooks (2006)
  • Margaret (2009)
  • The Shadow Line (2011)
  • Waking the Dead ( Care) 2 episodes 2011
  • Silk (2012)
  • Holby City (2012)
  • Henry IV, Part II (2012)
  • Twenty Twelve (2012)
  • The Best of Men (2012) - Major-General Harold Henry Blake
  • Father Brown (2014) - Colonel Cecil Gerard
  • The Crown (2016) - Charles Wilson
  • The Worst Witch (2017) - The Great Wizard

References

  1. [[1]]
  2. [[2]]

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