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Barry Jones Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Mar 6, 1893
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

British character actor Barry Jones firmly established himself as a stage star as early as 1921. Ten years later, Jones made the transition to films, most famously as Bluntschli in the filmization of G. B. Shaw's [[Feature~V83972~Arms and the Man.~armsandtheman]] He then went back to the stage, reemerging on screen in the postwar years. His movie and television characters were generally of an intellectual and/or aristocratic nature: Aristotle in [[Feature~V1441~Alexander the Great~alexanderthegreat]] (1955), Count Rostov in [[Feature~V53287~War and Peace~warandpeace]] (1956) and Julius Caesar in the Shakespearean TV series [[Feature~V90187~Spread of the Eagle~eagleofthesea]] (1963). His most fondly remembered film role was also his most atypical: deranged explosives expert Professor Willingdon, who threatens to lay waste to London in [[Feature~V109544~Seven Days to Noon~sevendaystonoon]] (1950). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi