Here is everything you need to know about Toby Jones, his early life, movies, television series, net worth and other facts you need to know.
Toby Jones: His Early Life
Toby Edward Heslewood Jones, aged 51, was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. The English actor is the son of Jennifer Heslewood and Freddie Jones and he has two brothers, Rupert Jones and Casper Jones. Rupert is a successful director while Casper is an actor. In 1980, Jones completed his schooling at Christ Church Cathedral School and Abingdon School in Oxfordshire. From 1986 until 1989, Jones pursued drama at the University of Manchester and in the year 1989 to 1991 at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq at Paris. He started his career doing stage shows and he still continues to do so to this day. Shortly after his studies, he started his career in movies and television series as well. Jones is married to Karen Jones and together they have two daughters, Holly Jones and Madeleine Jones.
Toby Jones: His Career
Movie And Television Career
Jones made his debut in the movie ‘Orlando’ in the 1992. He has since appeared in more than 20 movies since that first movie. He has played small roles in many movies after his debut in the movie ‘Orlando’ and Some of theses movies have earned him much got him a positive acclaim. These included ‘Victoria & Albert’ in 2001. Jones has also been greatly recognized for his voice role as ‘Dobby’ the House Elf in the movie ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets’. His career is constantly on the rise, and he has gained popularity for his roles as the supporting actor in movies such as ‘Ladies In Lavender’ in 2004. In this film he co-starred alongside his father Freddie Jones, quickly secured a place for him in the film industry. In 2006, Toby Jones played the lead role as ‘Truman Capote’ in the movie ‘Infamous’. Jones received positive praise for his role as ‘Truman Capote, and since then he has appeared in films which were commercial breakthroughs. He steadily gained stardom in a very short amount of time.
In the 2010, Jones lent his voice to the hit role of’Dobby’ in the movie ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1’. In 2011, Jones was featured as a biochemist Dr. Arnim Zola in the movie ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’ The movie ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ was his first live-action big break. In 2011, Jones played a big part in three Oscar-nominated films: ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,’ ‘My Week with Marilyn,’ and ‘The Adventures of Tintin.’ Jones most notable work was his role as a British Spy Master ‘Percy Alleline’ for the movie ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’. In 2012, Jones had the next big role of his career for the movie ‘The Hunger Games’ where was featured as ‘Claudius Templesmith’ in the film. Jones will forever be remembered in our memory as ‘Claudius Templesmith’ as he played the role remarkably well. In 2015, he was featured in a fantasy movie ‘Tale Of Tales’ as ‘King of Highhills’. The movie ‘Tale of Tales’ received favorable reviews. In 2016, Jones was featured in the movie ‘Dad’s Army’ as ‘Captain Mainwaring’. ‘Dad’s Army’ was based on the BBC favorite sitcom ‘Dad’s Army’. Though the movie received negative critics, Jones acting was greatly appreciated. Alongside his film career, he secured a safe space for him in the television world as well. The television series that took him to great heights is ‘The Marvellous’ in which he played his part as ‘Neil Baldwin’. Jones was also nominated the ‘British Academy Television Award for Best Actor’ for the series ‘The Marvellous’. Jones was a massive success in his role as ‘Lance Stater’ for the series ‘Detectorists.’ He was nominated for the ‘British Academy Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance’ for the series ‘Detectorists’ which lasted from 2014 to 2017.
Jones has received great acclaim for his theatre appearances as well. In 2001, he starred in the play ‘The Play What I Wrote’. For that role, Jones was awarded the ‘Olivier Award’ for ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’. He returned to the stage in 2009 and he was featured in many plays like ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Favour’, ‘Parlour Song’, ‘The First Domino’, and ‘The Painter’.
Toby Jones: Net Worth
The 51-year old actor, Toby Jones, is estimated to have a net worth of $145 million dollars. He has taken the No.1 spot on the cover of ‘People With Money’ magazine. His net worth has been estimated from his combined earnings with these combined earnings coming from stock investments. Jones owns several restaurants, he has his own brand of Vodka, and he even owns his own football team.
Toby Jones: Facts To Know
Here are a few facts that you never knew about Toby Jones, 1. Jones went to High School with the members of Radiohead. 2. Jones runs a charity organization, Booktrust, that promotes reading and writing with children. 3. His favorite band is BBC. 4. His wife Karen Jones was a criminal barrister. 5. In the year 2011, he was featured in two movies: ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Snow White And the Hunstmen’ both the movie roles had the same character name ‘Claudius’ which brought him great fame.
Jones brings more life to the character that he plays and does justice to the roles. Jones plays roles that are varied starting from ‘Hitchcock’ to ‘The Hunger Games’.