Barry Jones (actor)

Barry Jones (actor)

Barry Jones (March 6, 1893 – May 1, 1981) was an actor seen in British and American films, on American television and on the stage.


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. 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 died at the age of 88 also in Guernsey.

Selected filmography

* "Arms and the Man" (1932) as Bluntschli
* "Gay Adventure" (1936) as Dernton
* "Murder in the Family" (1938) as Stephen Osborne
* "Seven Days to Noon" (1950) as Professor Willington
* "The Clouded Yellow" (1951) as Nicholas Fenton
* "The Magic Box" (1951) as The Bath Doctor
* "Hamlet" (1953) as Polonius
* "Prince Valiant" (1954) as King Luke
* "The Glass Slipper" (1955) as the Duke
* "Brigadoon" (1955) as Mr. Lundy
* "War and Peace" (1956) as Count Rostov
* "Saint Joan" (1967) as de Courcelles
* "The 39 Steps" (1959) as Professor Logan
* "Study in Terror" (1966) as Duke of Shires

Appearances in TV series

* "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1953-61)
* "Robert Montgomery Presents" (1955-56)
* "The Saint" (1963)
* "Martin Chuzzlewit" (1964)
* "Sherlock Holmes" (1965)

* He played the role of Julius Caesar in the TV miniseries "The Spread of the Eagle".


*"Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies" published by Harper-Collins - ISBN 0-06-093507-3

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