Griffith Rhys Jones Biography (1953-)

Born November 16 (some sources cite November 6), 1953, in Cardiff, Wales; sonof Elwyn and Gwyneth Margaret (maiden name, Jones) Rhys Jones; married Joanna Frances Harris, 1981; children: one son, one daughter. Addresses: Office: Talkback, 33 Percy Street, London W1P 9FG, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
November 16, 1953
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Charley's Aunt, 1983
  • Trumpets and Raspberries, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1985
  • The Alchemist, Lyric-Hammersmith, London, 1985
  • Arturo Ui, Queens Theatre, London, 1987
  • Small Doses (short plays; includes "Boat People"), 1989
  • Smith and Jones, 1989
  • Die Fledermaus (opera), Royal Opera, Theatre at Covent Garden, London, 1989
  • The Wind in the Willows, Royal National Theatre, London, 1990
  • An Absolute Turkey, Globe Theatre, London, 1994
  • The Front Page, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1997
  • Also appeared in The Revengers Comedies, Strand Theatre, London; and Not in Front of the Audience, Theatre Royal.
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • Director, The Alchemist, Lyric-Hammersmith, London, 1985
  • Twelfth Night, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1991
  • Also director of Le School Trip, Old Vic Youth Theatre.
  • Film Appearances
  • Fundamental Frolics, 1981
  • Multiple roles, The Secret Policeman's Other Ball, Miramax, 1982
  • Graham Sweetley, Morons from Outer Space, Universal, 1985
  • Henry Wilt, The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (also known as Wilt), J. Arthur Rank, 1990
  • Ex, 1991
  • Touchstone, As You Like It, 1992
  • Graham, Staggered (also known as Mad Wedding), Victor Films, 1994
  • Tino, The Adventures of Pinocchio (also known as Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, Die Legende von Pinocchio, and Pinocchio), NewLine Cinema, 1996
  • Ray Mason, Up `n' Under (also known as Up and Under), Entertainment Film Distributors, 1998
  • Caesar, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, Snake River, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • A View of Harry Clark, BBC, 1989
  • Narrator, Tales from the Poop Deck, [Great Britain], beginning c.1991
  • Ian Deasey, Demob, [Great Britain], beginning c. 1993
  • The Nose at Ten, [Great Britain], beginning c. 1996
  • As Griff Rhys Jones; Series
  • Regular performer, Not the Nine O'Clock News, BBC-2, 1979-80 and 1982
  • Regular performer, Alas Smith & Jones, BBC-2, 1984-87, then CBS, 1991
  • Regular performer, The World According to Smith and Jones, BBC, 1987
  • Regular performer, Smith and Jones in Small Doses, [Great Britain], beginning c. 1989
  • Regular performer, Smith and Jones, BBC, 1989-92 and 1995
  • Regular performer, Smith and Jones: Prime Cuts (compilation series), BBC, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • (As Griff Rhys Jones) Carrington, Porterhouse Blue, Channel 4, 1987
  • Specials
  • Guest speaker from Wembley Stadium, Live Aid, British Television,MTV, ABC, and syndicated, 1985
  • The Grand Knockout Tournament, 1987
  • Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes, 1993
  • Comic Relief: Behind the Nose, HBO, 1995
  • Host, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 1997
  • Presenter, Crystal Balls (documentary), BBC, 1998
  • Live from the Lighthouse, 1998
  • The Book Quiz, 1998
  • Comic Relief: The Record Breaker, 1999
  • The Not the Nine O'Clock News Story, BBC, 1999
  • (In archival footage) The 100 Greatest TV Ads, Tyne Tees, 2000
  • Also appeared in In Search of Happiness (documentary), BBC; They Think It's All Over, BBC1; The Day Today; and Murder Most Horrid.
  • Episodic
  • Title role, "Bambi," The Young Ones, BBC-2, 1984
  • Who Dares Wins, Channel 4, 1984
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Channel 4, 1988-89
  • Clive Anderson Talks Back, Channel 4, 1990
  • Rita Rudner, BBC, 1990
  • Have I Got News for You?, BBC-2, 1992-93
  • Clive Anderson Talks Back, Channel 4, 1994
  • Clive Anderson All Talk, BBC, 1996
  • Shooting Stars, BBC, 1996
  • TFI Friday (also known as Thank Four It's Friday), Channel4, 1997
  • Jeremy Sprangster, "The Curious Tale of Mr. Speakfish," Jonathan Creek, BBC, 1999
  • Ruby, BBC, 1999
  • Parkinson, [Great Britain], 2000
  • "Douglas Adams: The Man Who Blew Up the World," Omnibus, BBC, 2001
  • Clive Anderson Now, [Great Britain], 2001
  • Movies
  • Baron Wasteland, Jack and the Beanstalk, London Weekend Television, 1998
  • Emperor, Aladdin, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Producer; Series
  • Alas Smith & Jones, BBC-2, 1984-87, then CBS, 1991
  • Smith and Jones, BBC, 1989-92 and 1995
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Porterhouse Blues, Chivers Audio Books, 1987 and 1993
  • Ancestral Vices, Chivers Audio Books, 1992
  • Little Wolf's Book of Badness, Collins, 1996
  • The BBC Collection of Humorous Poetry, BDD Audio Publishing, 1999
  • Also read on tape Virgin Chattering Classics, Listen for Pleasure;and BBC Radio Collection, BBC Audio.
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage Plays
  • "Boat People," in Small Doses, 1989
  • Smith and Jones, 1989
  • Screenplays
  • (With Mel Smith and Bob Mercer) Morons from Outer Space, Universal, 1985
  • Teleplays
  • With Others; Series
  • Not the Nine O'Clock News, BBC-2, 1979-80 and 1982
  • Alas Smith & Jones, BBC-2, 1984-87, then CBS, 1991
  • The World According to Smith and Jones, BBC, 1987
  • Smith and Jones in Small Doses, [Great Britain], 1989
  • Smith and Jones, BBC, 1989-92 and 1995
  • Smith and Jones: Prime Cuts (compilation series), BBC, 1995
  • Other Writings
  • As Griff Rhys Jones
  • Janet Lives with Mel and Griff, 1988
  • Smith and Jones Head to Head, 1992
  • Author of The Lavishly Tooled Smith and Jones.
  • Books
  • Head to Head, Fontana, 1992
  • The Nation's Favourite Poems, BBC Consumer Publishing, 1996
  • The Nation's Favourite Comic Poems, BBC Consumer Publishing, 1998
  • The Nation's Favourite Twentieth Century, BBC Consumer Publishing,1999
  • Also author of Smith and Jones Live and Janet Lives with Mel, Harpercollins.

User Contributions:

wanda lockhart
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Nov 20, 2014 @ 2:14 pm
Does Griff play piano or am I muddling him with another actor

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