Terry Jones

Actor / Comedian / Film Director / Screenwriter / Composer / Writer / Character Actor / Television Presenter / Historian | * 02/01/1942 († 77, 01/21/2020) | Colwyn Bay, Wales, UK
Terence Graham Parry Jones (1 February 1942 – 21 January 2020) was a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, film director, historian, and a member of the Monty Python comedy team. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in English, Jones and writing partner Michael Palin wrote and performed for several high-profile British comedy programmes, including Do Not Adjust Your Set and The Frost Report, before creating Monty Python's Flying Circus with Cambridge graduates Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Eric Idle, and the American animator/filmmaker Terry Gilliam. Jones was largely responsible for the programme's innovative, surreal structure, in which sketches flowed from one to the next without the use of punchlines. He made his directorial debut with the Python film, Holy Grail, which he co-directed with Gilliam, and also directed the subsequent Python films Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. Jones co-created and c... ()
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Terence Graham Parry Jones was a Welsh comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director, children's author, popular historian, political commentator, and TV documentary host. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team. At the age of 4, the Jones family moved to Surrey in England. Jones attended primary school at Esher COE school and later attended the Royal Grammar School in Guildford, where he was school captain in the 1960-61 academic year. He later read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, but "strayed into history". While there, he performed comedy with future Monty Python cast-mate Michael Palin in The Oxford Revue. Jones appeared in the comedy TV series "Twice a Fortnight" with Michael Palin; Graeme Garden; Bill Oddie and Jonathan Lynn, as well as the television series |"The Complete and Utter History of Britain" (1969). He appeared in" Do Not Adjust Your Set" (1967–69) with Michael Palin; Eric Idle and David Jason. He wrote for "The Frost Report" and several other David Frost programmes.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Terry Jones

European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

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Movies with Terry Jones as Actor(43)

as The Wish Watch (voice)2020 The Land of Sometimes
as himself2016 Boom Bust Boom
as Scientist Alien (voice) / Van Driver2015 Absolutely Anything
as Himself, others2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly)
as himself2012 The Secret Policeman's Ball
as himself2012 Anatomy of a Liar
as Workingman / Mexican / Mountie2010 Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)
as himself2008 The Seventh Python
as Narrator2007 Anna and the Moods
as Presenter2006 Terry Jones' Barbarians
as Él Mismo2005 The Story of 1
as Professor MacKrill (english version)2000 Help! I'm A Fish
as Dieu1999 Le créateur
as King Arnulf1989 Erik the Viking
as himself1986 Inside the Labyrinth
as Diverse Rollen1983 The Meaning of Life
as Window Cleaner / Bert (uncredited)1983 The Crimson Permanent Assurance
as Harrington1981 The Box
as Various Characters1980 Peter Cook & Co.
as Himself - Various Roles1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball
as Mandy Cohen / Colin / Simon the Holy Man / Bob Hoskins / Saintly Passer-by / Alarmed Crucifixion Ass1979 Life of Brian
as Dennis's Mother / Sir Bedevere / Left Head / Prince Herbert / Voice of Cartoon Scribe1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
as Themselves (uncredited)1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
as Stage Manager / Tobacconist / 2nd Hungarian Man / Squire / Self-defence student #3 / Tenant #1 / Fla1971 And Now for Something Completely Different
as Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)1971 Euroshow '71: May Day Special

TV Shows/Series with Terry Jones as Actor(20)

Movies with Terry Jones as Crew(31)

Directing/Director2016 Boom Bust Boom
Writing/Co-Writer2016 Boom Bust Boom
Directing/Director2015 Absolutely Anything
Writing/Writer2015 Absolutely Anything
Writing/Writer2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly)
Writing/Writer2006 Terry Jones' Barbarians
Directing/Director1996 The Wind in the Willows
Writing/Screenplay1996 The Wind in the Willows
Directing/Director1989 Erik the Viking
Writing/Screenplay1989 Erik the Viking
Directing/Director1987 Personal Services
Writing/Screenplay1986 Labyrinth
Directing/Director1983 The Meaning of Life
Writing/Screenplay1983 The Meaning of Life
Writing/Screenplay1981 The Box
Directing/Director1979 Life of Brian
Writing/Screenplay1979 Life of Brian
Writing/Writer1977 Across the Andes by Frog
Writing/Writer1977 Murder at Moorstones Manor
Directing/Director1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Writing/Writer1973 Secrets

TV Shows/Series with Terry Jones as Crew(7)

Writing/Writer2004 Terry Jones' Medieval Lives
Writing/Writer1998 Ancient Inventions
Writing/Writer1976 Ripping Yarns
Writing/Writer1971 The Two Ronnies
Writing/Writer1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus
Writing/Writer1967 Do Not Adjust Your Set

Additional Information

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Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Sunday, 02/01 1942 (February) in Colwyn Bay
Died: Tuesday, 01/21 2020 (January) in North London (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: Welsh (CY), English (EN)
Educated at: St Edmund Hall, Royal Grammar School
Member of: Monty Python
Spouses (current/former): Dr. Alison Telfer
Children: Bill Jones, Sally Louise Parry Jones, William George Parry Jones
Father: Alick George Parry Jones
Other names for Terry Jones (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Terence Graham Parry Jones"
"Monty Python Flying Circus"
"Montypython Flyingcircus"
"Monty Python"
"Terry C. Jonesberg"
"Terence Jonesprod"
"Alan Whicker"
"Terry Jones (Komiker)"
Terry Jones frequently works together with these people:
Michael Palin (65x, Actor)
John Cleese (47x, Actor)
Terry Gilliam (42x, Actor)
Eric Idle (41x, Actor)
Graham Chapman (30x, Actor)
John Du Prez (10x, Crew)
Carol Cleveland (9x, Actress)
Neil Innes (8x, Actor)
John Goldstone (8x, Crew)
Julian Doyle (7x, Crew)
Jim Henson (5x, Actor)
Rik Mayall (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:26550, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 11/23/2020