Freddie Jones

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Freddie Jones was an English character actor. Jones was born in the town of Longton in the city of Stoke-on-Trent. He became an actor after ten years of working as a laboratory assistant with a firm making ceramic products, when his hobby of acting took over. He was trained at the prestigious Rose Bruford College and became famous for his role as Claudius in the 1968 British television series The Caesars. He often played eccentric characters. He narrated the award-winning video Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind: Pollination. He plays the character Sandy Thomas in ITV’s soap opera Emmerdale. He was also something of a David Lynch regular, appearing in The Elephant Man (1980), Dune (1984), Wild At Heart (1990), his short-lived TV series On The Air (1992) and the short film Hotel Room (1993). Jones was the father of actor Toby Jones. He died on the 9th July, 2019 following a short illness. Description the Wikipedia article Freddie Jones, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Elephant Man (1980)

TragicClassicDramaticTear-jerker

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Anne Bancroft  •  John Gielgud

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Anne Bancroft  •  John Gielgud

Accident (1967)

Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These three people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Stanley Baker  •  Jacqueline Sassard  •  Michael York

Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These three people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Stanley Baker  •  Jacqueline Sassard  •  Michael York

Dune (1984)

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Arrakis—the only place where the space-travel substance Melange 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  Leonardo Cimino  •  Brad Dourif  •  José Ferrer

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Arrakis—the only place where the space-travel substance Melange 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  Leonardo Cimino  •  Brad Dourif  •  José Ferrer

And the Ship Sails On (1983)

In 1914, a cruise ship sets sail from Naples to spread the ashes of beloved opera singer Edmea Tetua near Erimo, the isle of her birth. During the voyage, the eclectic array of passengers discovers a group of Serbian refugees aboard the vessel. Peace and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Federico Fellini
CAST:  Freddie Jones  •  Barbara Jefford  •  Fred Williams  •  Peter Cellier

In 1914, a cruise ship sets sail from Naples to spread the ashes of beloved opera singer Edmea Tetua near Erimo, the isle of her birth. During the voyage, the eclectic array of passengers discovers a group of Serbian refugees aboard the vessel. Peace and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Federico Fellini
CAST:  Freddie Jones  •  Barbara Jefford  •  Fred Williams  •  Peter Cellier

Erik the Viking (1989)

Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Eartha Kitt  •  Terry Jones

Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Eartha Kitt  •  Terry Jones

Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Julie Christie  •  Terence Stamp  •  Alan Bates  •  Peter Finch

Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Julie Christie  •  Terence Stamp  •  Alan Bates  •  Peter Finch

Juggernaut (1974)

A terrorist demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he has planted aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Omar Sharif  •  David Hemmings  •  Anthony Hopkins

A terrorist demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he has planted aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Omar Sharif  •  David Hemmings  •  Anthony Hopkins

Krull (1983)

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Ken Marshall  •  Lysette Anthony  •  Francesca Annis  •  Alun Armstrong

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Ken Marshall  •  Lysette Anthony  •  Francesca Annis  •  Alun Armstrong

Ladies in Lavender (2004)

Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Dance
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Maggie Smith  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Freddie Jones

Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Dance
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Maggie Smith  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Freddie Jones

The Black Cauldron (1985)

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rich  •  Ted Berman
CAST:  Grant Bardsley  •  Susan Sheridan  •  Freddie Jones  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rich  •  Ted Berman
CAST:  Grant Bardsley  •  Susan Sheridan  •  Freddie Jones  •  Nigel Hawthorne

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

The police and British security forces call in Professor Van Helsing to help them investigate Satanic ritual which has been occurring in a large country house, and which has been attended by a government minister, an eminent scientist and secret service chief. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Gibson
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Peter Cushing  •  Michael Coles  •  William Franklyn

The police and British security forces call in Professor Van Helsing to help them investigate Satanic ritual which has been occurring in a large country house, and which has been attended by a government minister, an eminent scientist and secret service chief. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Gibson
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Peter Cushing  •  Michael Coles  •  William Franklyn

Wild at Heart (1990)

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After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune. Lula's mother, Marietta, desperate to keep them apart, hires a hitman to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru, an old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Laura Dern  •  Willem Dafoe  •  J.E. Freeman

After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune. Lula's mother, Marietta, desperate to keep them apart, hires a hitman to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru, an old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Laura Dern  •  Willem Dafoe  •  J.E. Freeman

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Nicholas Rowe  •  Alan Cox  •  Sophie Ward  •  Anthony Higgins

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Nicholas Rowe  •  Alan Cox  •  Sophie Ward  •  Anthony Higgins

Firefox (1982)

The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called 'Firefox'. Worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon—as there are rumours that it is undetectable by radar—the British send ex-Vietnam War pilot, Mitchell Gant on a covert mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Freddie Jones  •  David Huffman  •  Warren Clarke

The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called 'Firefox'. Worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon—as there are rumours that it is undetectable by radar—the British send ex-Vietnam War pilot, Mitchell Gant on a covert mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Freddie Jones  •  David Huffman  •  Warren Clarke

Zulu Dawn (1979)

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Peter O'Toole

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Peter O'Toole

Sitting Target (1972)

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Jill St. John  •  Ian McShane  •  Edward Woodward

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Jill St. John  •  Ian McShane  •  Edward Woodward

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

Blackmailing a young couple to assist with his horrific experiments the Baron, desperate for vital medical data, abducts a man from an insane asylum. On route the abductee dies and the Baron and his assistant transplant his brain into a corpse. The creature is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Fisher
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  Veronica Carlson  •  Freddie Jones  •  Simon Ward

Blackmailing a young couple to assist with his horrific experiments the Baron, desperate for vital medical data, abducts a man from an insane asylum. On route the abductee dies and the Baron and his assistant transplant his brain into a corpse. The creature is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Fisher
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  Veronica Carlson  •  Freddie Jones  •  Simon Ward

Kidnapped (1971)

Scottish orphan David Balfour is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer, who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that he cannot claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by Alan Breck, a Scottish rebel fighting on behalf of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Lawrence Douglas  •  Vivien Heilbron  •  Trevor Howard

Scottish orphan David Balfour is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer, who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that he cannot claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by Alan Breck, a Scottish rebel fighting on behalf of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Lawrence Douglas  •  Vivien Heilbron  •  Trevor Howard

The NeverEnding Story III (1994)

A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter MacDonald
CAST:  Jason James Richter  •  Melody Kay  •  Kevin McNulty  •  Tracey Ellis

A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter MacDonald
CAST:  Jason James Richter  •  Melody Kay  •  Kevin McNulty  •  Tracey Ellis

House! (2000)

A small bingo hall is threatened by the opening of the country's largest bingo centre nearby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Kemp
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Freddie Jones  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  Jason Hughes

A small bingo hall is threatened by the opening of the country's largest bingo centre nearby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Kemp
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Freddie Jones  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  Jason Hughes
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