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Toby Jones (Thomas Huxley)

Toby Jones is a British actor based in London. He trained at the Ecole Internationale du theatre in Paris under Jacques Lecoq.

Jones has extensive experience on stage having performed a number of times at The National Theatre. He was most recently seen on stage with the international theatre company Complicite in Simon McBurney’s celebrated production of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. He has written several shows including Wanted Man, a domestic epic set in a garden shed, and Missing Reel, the true story of his deletion from both the film and place Notting Hill. These shows were developed at the National Theatre Studio where he has directed, acted and taught for several years.

In 2001 he starred with Hamish McColl and Sean Foley in the comedy hit The Play What I Wrote directed by Kenneth Branagh. The show was hugely successful breaking the record for advance sales for a West End play. The show went on to win the Olivier award for Best Comedy and Jones won an Olivier for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The show ran for a year before transferring to Broadway in 2003 where it was nominated for a Tony. Jones played Arthur in the show which chronicled the shifting relationship between a double act. Every night the show featured a special guest star whom Arthur had to imitate with little success. Over 50 different celebrities eventually performed in the show including: Ralph Fiennes, Sting, Ewan McGregor, Bob Geldof, Kevin Kline, Nathan Lane, John McEnroe, Glenn Close and Holly Hunter.

On the small screen he appeared for the BBC in The Old Curiosity Shop and for HBO/Channel 4 in Elizabeth I with Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons, which received critical acclaim in both the UK and US, and in the Channel 4 drama, A Harlots Progress.

Amongst his film credits is the recent remake of St Trinian’s, The Mist based on the Stephen King novel, Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace, The Painted Veil with Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, Doug McGrath’s Infamous in which he played Truman Capote opposite Sandra Bullock, Mrs Henderson Presents for Stephen Frears, Ladies in Lavender for Charles Dance, Marc Forster’s Finding Neverland, Ever After, Small Apartments and Nightwatching. He voiced the character of Dobby in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Most recently he has been seen in the fantasy film City of Ember, Oliver Stone’s W playing the formidable Karl Rove opposite Josh Brolin as George Bush, and in Frost/Nixon with Michael Sheen and Frank Langella.

Next up he can be seen in Ian Dury biopic Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll for director Mat Whitecross, and he is also lending his voice to Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

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