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  • Real name : Jennifer Jones
  • Place of birth : London
  • Date of birth : 04/12/1942




  • Jones Gemma


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Gemma Jones (1942)

Jennifer Jones

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September 2010
Gemma Jones is an English character actress on both stage and screen.


 early life
Jones was born in London, England, the daughter of Irene (née Isaac) and Griffith Jones, an actor. Her brother, Nicholas Jones, is also an actor. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

She was first recognised outside the UK in 1974, after playing the Empress Frederick in the BBC television drama series Fall of Eagles and Louisa Trotter in another BBC drama, The Duchess of Duke Street. In 1980, she played the role of Portia in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of The Merchant of Venice, opposite Warren Mitchell's Shylock.

On stage, in 1986, she played the great soprano Giuseppina Strepponi in After Aida at the Old Vic Theatre.

Jones played Mrs. Dashwood alongside Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson in the Academy Award-winning period drama Sense and Sensibility . Other notable roles include Lady Queensbury in Wilde , Grace Winslow in The Winslow Boy , Bridget's mother Pam Jones in Bridget Jones's Diary and Poppy Pomfrey in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

From 2007 to 2008 she played Connie James in the BBC1 drama Spooks. In 2010, she appeared in the Woody Allen film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

In 2011 she appeared in TV Show Merlin, where she played the Cailleach, the gatekeeper to the spirit world.

She is currently touring with the Bridge Project's version of Richard III where she appears as Queen Margaret, alongside Kevin Spacey as Richard III and directed by Sam Mendes.

 personal life
She had a son, Luke G-Jones, with the director, Sebastian Graham-Jones in 1975. Luke G-Jones is a film producer.

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