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Toby Jones

Toby Jones won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for his role as Truman Capote in the critically praised 2006 biopic of the author, Infamous. He is currently starring with Bill Murray and Tim Robbins in the fantasy-adventure City of Ember. He recently co-starred in the British comedy St. Trinian's with Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, as well as the thriller The Mist, directed by Frank Darabont.

Jones' other recent film credits include Peter Greenaway's Nightwatching; Michael Apted's biography of abolitionist William Wilberforce, Amazing Grace; and the widely praised dramatization of W. Somerset Maugham's The Painted Veil, starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts.

The son of actor Freddie Jones won the 2001 Laurence Olivier Award as Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the West End comedy The Play What I Wrote, directed by Kenneth Branagh. He has performed regularly on the British stage, including a recent production of Measure for Measure on the West End.

After making his film debut in the 1992 film adaptation of Orlando, starring Tilda Swinton, Jones has alternated between stage and screen over the last 15 years. Among his other film credits are Ladies in Lavender, with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith; the 2004 Oscar-nominated Finding Neverland; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as the voice of Dobby the House Elf; Luc Besson's The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc; the romantic comedy Ever After; and a film version of Les Misérables, directed by Bille August. Jones has also appeared on British television, including a 2005 role as Robert Cecil, the first earl of Salisbury, in the HBO/Channel 4 production Elizabeth I. Jones has recently signed on to two more films: Jon Amiel's Creation, based on Charles Darwin's great-great-grandson Randal Keynes' biography of his famed progenitor, and Steven Spielberg's motion-capture film Tintin, based on the classic series of comic strips by Belgian artist Hergé.

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Toby Jones Facts

BirthdaySeptember 7, 1967 (56)
BirthplaceOxford, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Toby Jones compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The Hunger Games
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
A Monster Calls
Hotel Splendide
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