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Toby Jones

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Toby Jones
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Toby Edward Heslewood Jones

Born: Wed 7th September 1966 (age: 47)

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Toby Jones is an English actor. He has recently appeared in numerous successful films, including Frost/Nixon, which was nominated for theAcademy Award for Best Picture.

 Since, he has appeared in prominent roles in films such as Captain America: The First AvengerTinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and The Hunger Games. He has also provided the voice of Dobby in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Jones will appear as one of the Seven Dwarves inSnow White & the Huntsman.

Jones was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of actors Jennifer (née Heslewood) and Freddie Jones (He appeared with his father in the film Ladies in Lavender). His brothers are Rupert Jones, a director, and Casper Jones, a call centre worker in Brighton who appeared in Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 in July 2010. He attended Abingdon School in Oxfordshire in the early 1980s, alongside actor Tom Hollander and the members of Radiohead. He studied Drama at the University of Manchester from 1986 to 1989 and from 1989 to 1991 at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France under the direction of J. Lecoq

Jones has appeared in more than twenty films since his first role in 1992 in the film adaptation of Orlando. He voiced Dobby the house-elf in the Harry Potter films and played Oblomov in the 2005 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the novel. He also appeared as Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, one of Queen Elizabeth I's councilmen in the HBO/Channel 4 production Elizabeth I. In 2006 he portrayed Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous. He appeared in the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist in 2007. In 2008, Jones portrayed Karl Rove in Oliver Stone's W. and as Hollywood agent Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon. He appeared in the 2010 Doctor Who episode "Amy's Choice" as the 'Dream Lord'. In 2011, he played the role of Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger and spy master Percy Alleline in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In 2012 he played a leading role in the ITV mini-series Titanic

In 2001, he starred in the London West End comedy The Play What I Wrote, directed by Kenneth Branagh who also appeared alongside Jones for his role as Gilderoy Lockhart, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. His comic turn as Arthur earned him the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and when the play moved to Broadway in 2003, he was nominated for a Tony Award.

In 2009, he appeared in Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the National TheatreParlour Song at the Almeida Theatre, and The First Domino at Brighton Festival Fringe.

In 2011, he played JMW Turner in The Painter at the Arcola Theatre.

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