Gemma Jones Biography (1942-)

Original name, Jennifer Jones; born December 4, 1942, in London, England; daughter of Griffith (an actor) and Irene (maiden name, Isaac) Jones; sister ofNicholas Jones (an actor); children: (with Sebastian Graham-Jones, a theatredirector) Luke.

Birth Details
December 4, 1942
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Cherry, The Beaux Stratagem, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, England, 1963
  • (London debut) Johanna, Baal, Phoenix Theatre, 1963
  • Gilda, Alfie, Mermaid Theatre, then Duchess Theatre, both London,1963
  • Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Playhouse Theatre, Nottingham, England, 1964-1965
  • Adele, The Cavern, Playhouse Theatre, 1964-1965, then Strand Theatre, London, 1965
  • Eugenie, The Pastime of M Robert, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1966
  • Victoria, Portrait of a Queen, Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, England, 1966
  • Title role, Saint Joan, Wimbledon Theatre, London, 1966
  • Helen Schlegel, Howard's End, New Theatre, London, 1967
  • Julia, Two Gentleman of Verona, Regent's Park, London, 1968
  • Ophelia, Hamlet, Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, England, 1969
  • Valerie Jordan, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Fortune Theatre, London, 1969
  • Nina, The Seagull, Thorndike Theatre, London, 1969
  • Christina of Sweden, The Abdication, Theatre Royal, Bath, England,1971
  • Polly Oliver, Getting On, Queen's Theatre, London, 1971
  • Susan Lloyd, Next of Kin, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1974
  • Countess, The Marriage of Figaro, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1974
  • Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire, Nottingham Playhouse, 1975
  • Ruth, The Homecoming, Garrick Theatre, London, 1978
  • Helen, And a Nightingale Sang, Queen's Theatre, London, 1979
  • Sally Bowles, Cabaret, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England, 1979
  • Henry IV, Barbican Center for Arts and Conferences, London, 1982
  • Clay, 1982
  • Twelfth Night, 1983
  • Henry VIII, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1983
  • Goneril, King Lear, Old Vic Theatre, 1989
  • Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Theatre de l'Archeveche, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1989
  • The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, London, 1991
  • Paulina, The Winter's Tale, Barbican Theatre, London, 1993, then Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 1994
  • Alice, The Dance of Death, Almeida Theatre, London, 1995
  • Tolstoy, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1996
  • Joanna Barley, Disposing of the Body, Hampstead Theater, 1999
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, London, 2001
  • Also appeared in Breaking the Silence.
  • Major Tours
  • Hippolyta/Titania A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company, world tour, 1972-1973
  • Film Appearances
  • Madeleine, The Devils (also known as The Devils of London),Warner Bros., 1971
  • Mary Jones, On the Black Hill, 1987
  • Dr. Sarah Nichols, Paperhouse, Vestron, 1990
  • Mrs. Wainwright, Feast of July, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Mrs. Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility, Columbia, 1995
  • Mrs. Wiggins, O.K. Garage (also known as All Revved Up), New City Releasing, 1997
  • Lady Queensberry, Wilde (also known as Oscar Wilde), PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997
  • Eunice Pickles, Captain Jack (also known as An Inch over the Horizon), 1998
  • Anne, The Theory of Flight, Fine Line, 1998
  • Grace Winslow, The Winslow Boy, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • Mrs. Freda Davids, Cotton Mary, Artistic License, 1999
  • Bridget's mum (Pam Jones), Bridget Jones's Diary (also known as Le journal de Bridget Jones), Universal, 2001
  • Nancy, Sin noticias de Dios (also known as Bendito infierno, Don't Tempt Me, Nessuna notizia da Dio, No News From God, Sans nouvelles de Dieu, and Without News of God), First Look Entertainment, 2001
  • Madam Pomfrey, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (also knownas Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens), Warner Bros., 2002
  • Queen Victoria, Shanghai Knights, Buena Vista, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Louisa Trotter, The Duchess of Duke Street, BBC, 1976-1977, then broadcast in the United States on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1978-1979
  • Movies
  • Helen Curry, "Dial a Deadly Number," Thriller (also known as Thriller: Dial a Deadly Number), ABC, 1975
  • Jane Garth, Wilderness, 1996
  • Mrs. Fairfax, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (also known as JaneEyre), Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Miniseries
  • Fleda Vetch, The Spoils of Poynton, 1971
  • Vicky, A Fall of Eagles, PBS, 1974
  • Louisa Trotter, The Duchess of Duke Street II, 1979
  • Anne Staveley, "Dead of Jericho," Inspector Morse, CTV, 1988, thenbroadcast in the United States as an episode of Mystery!, PBS, 1988
  • Alice Mair, "Devices and Desires," Mystery!, PBS, 1991
  • Miss. Menzies, The Return of the Borrowers, 1993
  • Mrs. Bibble, The Phoenix and the Carpet, 1997
  • Julia Hampson, A Last Embrace (also known as An Unsuitable Jobfor a Woman), ITV, 1998
  • Beatrice Kyle, An Evil Streak, LWT, 1999
  • Elizabeth Harrison, Longitude, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Mrs. Bubby, Bootleg, BBC, 2002
  • Specials
  • Title role, Lucinda, 1967
  • The Seagull (also known as Play of the Month: The Seagull),PBS, 1968
  • "Smoke Screen," The Wednesday Play, 1969
  • Anna, The Lie (also known as Play for Today: The Lie), 1970
  • Edith, The Man in the Sidecar (also known as Play for Today: The Man in the Sidecar), 1971
  • Varya, The Cherry Orchard (also known as Play of the Month: TheCherry Orchard), 1971
  • Portia, The Merchant of Venice (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice), 1980
  • Lady Mellor, Very Like a Whale (also known as Executive Syndrome), 1981
  • Miss Prism, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1986
  • Titania, The Fairy Queen (also known as La reine des fees),1989
  • Sara Glynn, Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death, 1993
  • Also appeared in The Way of the World.
  • Episodic
  • Queen, "The Heartless Giant," The Jim Henson Hour (also known as The Storyteller), NBC, 1989
  • Mrs. Peveril, "Some Lie and Some Die," Ruth Rendell Mysteries, 1990
  • Maisie Gooch, "Ring Out Your Dead," Midsomer Murders, ITV and Artsand Entertainment, 2002

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