Griff Rhys Jones

Griff Rhys Jones is a Welsh actor and writer. He was born in 1953 in Cardiff gut the family later moved to Essex, England. Educated at Brentwood School in Essex, he won an exhibition to Emmanuel College, Cambridge to read History, transferring later to English. He joined the Footlights Club, becoming its vice president in 1976.

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Wilt (1989)

Henry Wilt is a more or less failed teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party who gets stuck in an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he dumps the doll in a hole at a building site. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Alison Steadman  •  Roger Lloyd Pack

Henry Wilt is a more or less failed teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party who gets stuck in an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he dumps the doll in a hole at a building site. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Alison Steadman  •  Roger Lloyd Pack

Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006)

In 1995, Stephen Fry was performing in Simon Gray's West End play, "Cell Mates." After three days, he walked out of the production. Sitting in a garage, his hand on the car ignition, he contemplated suicide for two hours, before fleeing his home country for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Wilson
CAST:  Stephen Fry  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Andy Behrman  •  Robbie Williams

In 1995, Stephen Fry was performing in Simon Gray's West End play, "Cell Mates." After three days, he walked out of the production. Sitting in a garage, his hand on the car ignition, he contemplated suicide for two hours, before fleeing his home country for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Wilson
CAST:  Stephen Fry  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Andy Behrman  •  Robbie Williams

Puckoon (2002)

Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Ryan
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Sean Hughes  •  Elliott Gould  •  Daragh O'Malley

Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Ryan
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Sean Hughes  •  Elliott Gould  •  Daragh O'Malley

Live Aid (1985)

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States. It was one of the largest scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: watched live by an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Scarza
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  David Bowie  •  Mick Jagger  •  Paul McCartney

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States. It was one of the largest scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: watched live by an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Scarza
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  David Bowie  •  Mick Jagger  •  Paul McCartney

As You Like It (1992)

Hiding out in an industrial wasteland from the murderous wrath of a regional ruler, a woman, disguised as a boy, gives wooing lessons to the edgy lad who proclaims he loves her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Edzard
CAST:  James Fox  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Andrew Tiernan  •  Tony Armatrading

Hiding out in an industrial wasteland from the murderous wrath of a regional ruler, a woman, disguised as a boy, gives wooing lessons to the edgy lad who proclaims he loves her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Edzard
CAST:  James Fox  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Andrew Tiernan  •  Tony Armatrading

Taliesin Jones (2002)

Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Duffy
CAST:  Jonathan Pryce  •  Ian Bannen  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Geraldine James

Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Duffy
CAST:  Jonathan Pryce  •  Ian Bannen  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Geraldine James

Staggered (1994)

Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his way to London for what he believes is to be his wedding day. Or is it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Clunes
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Anna Chancellor  •  Michael Praed  •  Michele Winstanley

Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his way to London for what he believes is to be his wedding day. Or is it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Clunes
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Anna Chancellor  •  Michael Praed  •  Michele Winstanley

Up 'n' Under (1998)

The Cobblers Arms have been the best and most feared Amateur Rugby League team for the past ten years. Ex-pro Arthur bets their boss that he could train a bunch of deadbeats to defeat them in a local rugby sevens tournament. But to do so he must first get them into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Godber
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Gary Olsen  •  Samantha Womack  •  Neil Morrissey

The Cobblers Arms have been the best and most feared Amateur Rugby League team for the past ten years. Ex-pro Arthur bets their boss that he could train a bunch of deadbeats to defeat them in a local rugby sevens tournament. But to do so he must first get them into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Godber
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Gary Olsen  •  Samantha Womack  •  Neil Morrissey

Under Milk Wood (2014)

An all star cast unite to perform a distinctive BBC Wales Television adaptation of Dylan Thomas's radio play, presented in collaboration with National Theatre Wales, to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth. The plot reveals the innermost thoughts of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pip Broughton
CAST:  Michael Sheen  •  Matthew Rhys  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  John Rhys-Davies

An all star cast unite to perform a distinctive BBC Wales Television adaptation of Dylan Thomas's radio play, presented in collaboration with National Theatre Wales, to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth. The plot reveals the innermost thoughts of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pip Broughton
CAST:  Michael Sheen  •  Matthew Rhys  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  John Rhys-Davies

Tales of Television Centre (2012)

Various actors, presenters, directors and other staff who have worked at the iconic BBC Television Centre at Shepherd's Bush in London reminisce about their time there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marson
CAST:  Philip Glenister  •  Andi Peters  •  Maggie Philbin  •  Janet Fielding

Various actors, presenters, directors and other staff who have worked at the iconic BBC Television Centre at Shepherd's Bush in London reminisce about their time there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marson
CAST:  Philip Glenister  •  Andi Peters  •  Maggie Philbin  •  Janet Fielding

Murder on the Blackpool Express (2017)

A Blackpool coach driver and a tour guide get caught up in a deadly comedic conspiracy when bus passengers begin mysteriously dying one by one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Delaney
CAST:  Johnny Vegas  •  Sian Gibson  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Sheila Reid

A Blackpool coach driver and a tour guide get caught up in a deadly comedic conspiracy when bus passengers begin mysteriously dying one by one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Delaney
CAST:  Johnny Vegas  •  Sian Gibson  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Sheila Reid

Morons from Outer Space (1985)

The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with the ship’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Hodges
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Joanne Pearce  •  Jimmy Nail

The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with the ship’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Hodges
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Joanne Pearce  •  Jimmy Nail

Smith and Jones: The Home-Made Xmas Video (1987)

Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jone star in festive special about a family with a video camera. Christmas usually means a little over-indulgence, but to the Aldershot family it is an orgy of hitherto uncharted proportions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Kilby
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Mel Smith  •  Diane Langton  •  Nigel Harman

Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jone star in festive special about a family with a video camera. Christmas usually means a little over-indulgence, but to the Aldershot family it is an orgy of hitherto uncharted proportions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Kilby
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Mel Smith  •  Diane Langton  •  Nigel Harman

Jake's Journey (1988)

A normal teenager is transported to a Monty Pythonesque medieval fantasy land where an odd, adamant knight takes him on a quest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  Peter Cook  •  Chris Young  •  Rik Mayall

A normal teenager is transported to a Monty Pythonesque medieval fantasy land where an odd, adamant knight takes him on a quest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  Peter Cook  •  Chris Young  •  Rik Mayall

A View of Harry Clark (1989)

Harry Clark is a social worker on the verge of cracking up. His job is to help other people: who is there to help him?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alastair Reid
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Elaine Paige  •  Laura Claire Duerden  •  Benjie Lawrence

Harry Clark is a social worker on the verge of cracking up. His job is to help other people: who is there to help him?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alastair Reid
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Elaine Paige  •  Laura Claire Duerden  •  Benjie Lawrence

Smith & Jones - One Night Stand (1994)

Smith and Jones debate on an awe inspiring range of themes from Devon to death, self assembly furniture to the summer of love and aids to anal retention.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones

Smith and Jones debate on an awe inspiring range of themes from Devon to death, self assembly furniture to the summer of love and aids to anal retention.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones

Riot at the Rite (2005)

In the spring of 1913, Parisian businessman Gabriel Astruc opens a new theater on the Champs Elysées. The first performance is the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring', danced by the Ballet Russes. The rehearsal process is extremely fraught: the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Wilson
CAST:  Adam Garcia  •  Alex Jennings  •  Emma Pierson  •  Griff Rhys Jones

In the spring of 1913, Parisian businessman Gabriel Astruc opens a new theater on the Champs Elysées. The first performance is the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring', danced by the Ballet Russes. The rehearsal process is extremely fraught: the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Wilson
CAST:  Adam Garcia  •  Alex Jennings  •  Emma Pierson  •  Griff Rhys Jones

Three Men in a Boat (2006)

Griff Rhys Jones, Rory McGrath, Dara O'Briain and Loli the dog set out from Kingston to Oxford across the Thames in a wooden skiff, attempting to re-trace the journey of Jerome K. Jerome in his classic 1889 book "Three Men in a Boat" and having some adventures of ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Rory McGrath  •  Dara Ó Briain

Griff Rhys Jones, Rory McGrath, Dara O'Briain and Loli the dog set out from Kingston to Oxford across the Thames in a wooden skiff, attempting to re-trace the journey of Jerome K. Jerome in his classic 1889 book "Three Men in a Boat" and having some adventures of ...  (more)

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CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Rory McGrath  •  Dara Ó Briain

Three Men In Another Boat (2008)

Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O'Briain and Rory McGrath reunite for a follow-up journey, this time on board Griff's classic yacht. The trio endeavor to sail from Tower Bridge to the Isle of Wight, followed by participation in a yacht race, with Griff teaching Dara and ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Rory McGrath  •  Dara Ó Briain

Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O'Briain and Rory McGrath reunite for a follow-up journey, this time on board Griff's classic yacht. The trio endeavor to sail from Tower Bridge to the Isle of Wight, followed by participation in a yacht race, with Griff teaching Dara and ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Rory McGrath  •  Dara Ó Briain

Three Men in More Than One Boat (2009)

In their third trip, the trio attempt to get from Plymouth to the Isles of Scilly using several boats.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Dara Ó Briain  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Rory McGrath

In their third trip, the trio attempt to get from Plymouth to the Isles of Scilly using several boats.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Dara Ó Briain  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Rory McGrath
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