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Rufus Jones (actor)

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

Rufus Jones
Born (1975-05-17) 17 May 1975 (age 43)
London, England
NationalityEnglish
OccupationActor, writer
Years active2002–present
Notable work
Hunderby
Camping
W1A

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Early lifeEdit

Jones was born in London, and educated at Latymer Upper School and the University of Cambridge, where he studied English.[1]

CareerEdit

Jones began his career as one fifth of the comedy group Dutch Elm Conservatoire.[2]

On television, he is known for playing Doctor Foggerty in Julia Davis's award-winning dark comedy Hunderby, producer David Wilkes in W1A, and Miles Mollison in the BBC TV mini series The Casual Vacancy. He also played Terry Jones in the BBC Four BAFTA-nominated Holy Flying Circus, Cosmo in comedy-drama Stag, and Tom in Julia Davis's Camping.

Other credits include Mongrels (in which he voiced Nelson The Fox), William & Sinclair for Sky Atlantic's Common Ground season, Episodes, It's Kevin, The Wrong Mans, Fresh Meat (series 2), Toast of London, House of Fools, 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, White Teeth.[3] In 2011, Jones starred in the one-off BBC Christmas show Lapland.[4]

His 2013 role as Nick Edwards, the slimy opposing candidate to Bob Servant, brought him recognition in the cult BBC Four[5] Neil Forsyth comedy Bob Servant.[6]

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 2016, he joined the voice cast of Thomas & Friends, as the voice of Flying Scotsman. Most recently, he has voiced Robozuna For ITV/Netflix, Sadie Sparks for Disney, Dalamation Street for Disney, and is the narrator for the Little Princess.

In 2016, he played Coulson in the BAFTA nominated psychological thriller The Ghoul (directed by Gareth Tunley), and starred as Richard in the West End production of Dead Funny at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.[7]

More recent film work includes Paddington, Woody in The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. He will be starring as Bernard Delfont in Stan & Ollie with Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, released in January 2019.

In 2018, Jones starred with Anna Paquin in Flack for Pop/W Channel, due for release in 2019. He has just finished filming Home, a 6 part series for Channel 4 that he has also written.

Rufus lives with Philippa Allam and their two children.

Awards and nominationsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "rufus jones on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  2. ^ "Rufus Jones Interview". www.henryarlington.com. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  3. ^ "Rufus Jones". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  4. ^ "Lapland – Christmas Special". The British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  5. ^ "BBC 4 Bob Servant website". Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Bob Servant – Official Site". Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  7. ^ "The Dead Funny Play London, Tickets and Everything About Show". www.vaudeville-theatre.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-28.

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