Jones, Simon 1950-

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Jones, Simon 1950-


Born July 27, 1950, in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England; married Nancy Lewis, December 3, 1983; children: Timothy. Education: Attended Cambridge University.


Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Actor. The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), New York, NY, co-artistic director; voice for commercials, including voice for Frosted Mini Wheats character, 2001-02.

Awards, Honors:

Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding featured actor in a play, 2000, for Waiting in the Wings; Drama Desk Award nomination, for Privates on Parade.


Film Appearances:

Joachim, Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, Charisma Films, 1980.

Sergeant Eric Young-Love, Privates on Parade, 1982, Orion, 1984.

Henderson, Giro City (also known as And Nothing but the Truth), Castle Hill, 1982.

Jeremy Portland-Smythe, The Meaning of Live (also known as Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life"), Universal, 1983.

Arrest official, Brazil, Universal, 1985.

Toby Prooth, Club Paradise, Warner Bros., 1986.

Party guest, Green Card, Buena Vista, 1990.

Anderson, American Friends, Castle Hill, 1991.

Albert, For Love or Money (also known as The Concierge), Universal, 1993.

Donald Shellhammer, Miracle on 34th Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Zoologist, Twelve Monkeys, Universal, 1995.

Harry Sloan, The Devil's Own, Columbia, 1997.

(Uncredited) The accountant, The Thomas Crown Affair, 1999.

Himself, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (also known as Broadway, Broadway: The Golden Age, and Broadway: The Movie), Dada Films, 2004.

Ghostly image, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Buena Vista/Touchstone, 2005.

The Duck, Spectropia, Bustlelamp Productions, 2006.

Some sources cite role of removal man in a film titled Guru in Seven, 1998.

Television Appearances; Series:

Basil Bastedes, Muck and Brass, 1982.

Newscaster, The News Is the News, NBC, 1983.

Eric, Sunday Premiere: Claws, BBC, 1987.

Norman Asher, Tattingers (also known as Nick & Hillary), NBC, 1989.

Guy Armitage, One Life to Live, ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Arthur Dent, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, BBC, 1981.

"Bridey," Lord Brideshead, Brideshead Revisited, PBS, 1982.

Andrew, The Price, 1985.

Ambrose Serle, Liberty! The American Revolution, PBS, 1997.

Paramour, AMC, 1999.

Thomas Penn, Benjamin Franklin, PBS, 2002.

Sir Michael Boal, Cambridge Spies, BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe," BBC2 Playhouse, BBC, 1981.

"No Visible Scar," Play for Today, BBC, 1981.

C. S. Lewis, The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C. S. Lewis, 2004.

Voice of Plato, Quest for Atlantis: Starting New Secrets, Sci-Fo Channel, 2006.

Himself, What the Pythons Did Next, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Professor Anysley, Griffin & Phoenix, Lifetime, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jamison, "King of the Building," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Juan, "The Blitz," Rock Follies, ITV, 1976.

Juan, "The Pounds Sterling," Rock Follies, ITV, 1976.

Mr. Thornbury, "Hannah," Victorian Scandals, Granada, 1976.

Calvin, "Two Harts Are Better Than One," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1983.

Sir Walter Raleigh, "Potato," Blackadder II, BBC, 1986.

Barnaby Friar, "Witness for the Defense," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Dr. Miles Rangel, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Loudon," Newhart, CBS, 1987.

Arthur Dent, "Douglas Adams," The South Bank Show, ITV, 1992.

Geoffrey Butler, Loving, 1992.

Winston Murdoch, "The Fine Art of Murder," The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994.

Ted E. Peck, "Valentino Speaks!" Remember WENN, AMC, 1996.

Dr. Eckert, As the World Turns, 1999.

Judge Mason Kessler, "The Bill of Wrongs," Oz, HBO, 2000.

Darien Marshall, "Folly," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU), NBC, 2001.

Interviewee, "Douglas Adams: The Man Who Blew Up the World," Omnibus, BBC, 2001.

Judge Mason Kessler, "Exeunt Omnes," Oz, HBO, 2003.

Television Appearances; Other:

Out of the Trees, 1976.

Jack Cavendish, Shrinks, 1990.

Stage Appearances:

Zachariah, Wild Oats, or "The Strolling Gentleman," Aldwych Theatre, London, 1976.

Wilson, Terra Nova, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Max, The Real Thing, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, c. 1985.

Colin, Benefactors, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1985-86.

Bill, Woman in Mind, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1988.

Giles Flack, Privates on Parade, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Reginald Bridgenorth, Getting Married, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1991.

Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady (musical), Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit, MI, then Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1991.

Moon, The Real Inspector Hound, and Hamlet, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (double-bill), Roundabout Theatre Club, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Elyot Chase, Private Lives, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Joseph Surface, The School for Scandal, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Sebastian Sebastian, Call Me Madam, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1995.

The Cocktail Party, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1997.

Barnabas Goche, Vicar General, The Herbal Bed, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1998.

Crampton, You Never Can Tell, Roundabout Theatre Company, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 1998.

Romainville, Ring 'round the Moon, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Perry Lascoe, Waiting in the Wings, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1999-2000, then Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 2000.

First Lady (staged reading), The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), New York City, 2000.

Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street, York Theatre Company, Theatre at St. Peter's, New York City, 2001.

James, Passion Play, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Sir Francis Chesney, Where's Charley? (musical), Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown, MA, 2002.

Mr. Micawber, David Copperfield, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, 2005.

Robert, Betrayal, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Singapore, 2005.

Reginald Paget, Quartet, Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY, 2006.

Jack, Home, TACT, Becket Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Phallacy, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 2007.

Appeared in The Gay Divorce, Theatre at Carnegie Hall, New York City; Hapgood, Los Angeles production; and The Quick-Change Room, off-Broadway production; appeared in benefit and concert performances, including Anything Goes, Manchester, England; Betting on Bertie, Promenade Theatre, New York City; "Call Me Madam," City Center Encores!, City Center Theatre, New York City; and Darling of the Day, York Theatre, New York City.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Arthur Dent, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1978, 2004, 2005.

Host of Talk of New York, BBC-4.

Radio Appearances; Pilots:

Sexton Blake, The Adventures of Sexton Blake, 2006.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Panelist, Quote/Unquote, BBC4, 2006.

28 Acts in 28 Minutes, BBC4, 2007.

Internet Appearances:

Participated in the Internet presentations "Alice in Wonderland" and "The History of the Devil," both Seeing Ear Theatre.


Audio Books; Reader:

Billy Budd, by Herman Melville, DH Audio, 1986.

Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, by Douglas Adams, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1989.

Rat Race, by Dick Francis, Harper Audio, 1990.

Curtain, by Michael Korda, 1991.

Comeback, by Dick Francis, Harper, 1991.

Driving Force, by Dick Francis, HarperAudio, 1992.

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, BBC Audiobooks, 1993.

The Way through the Woods, by Durkin Hayes, 1993.

A Bad Heart, by Ruth Rendell, DH Audio, 1993.

Decider, 1994.

Fist of God, by Frederick Forsyth, Random House Audio, 1994.

Free to Trade: An Unprecedented Financial Thriller of International Proportions, by Michael Ridpath, HarperAudio, 1994.

Wild Horses, 1995.

The Return of Merlin: A Novel, by Deepak Chopra, Random House Audio, 1995.

The Fall of the Coin, by Ruth Rendell, DH Audio, 1998.

The Professor and the Madman, by Simon Winchester, Harper, 1998.

AccessWalks London, by Nan Lyons, HarperAudio, 1999.

Leading Ladies of Mystery, by Ellis Peters and Ruth Rendell, Thomas T. Beeler, 1999.

PSV Come to Grief, by Dick Francis, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1999.

The Twisted Root, by Anne Perry, Random House Audio, 1999.

The Cloud Sketcher, by Richard Rayner, Landmark Audiobooks, 2000.

Slaves of Obsession, by Anne Perry, Random House Audio, 2000.

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew, by Peter Mayle, Random House Audio, 2001.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase, by Douglas Adams, BBC Audiobooks, 2001.

A Traitor to Memory, by Elizabeth George, Random House Audio, 2001.

The Fifth Sorceress, by Robert Newcomb, Random House Audio, 2002.

The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time, by Douglas Adams, New Millennium Audio, 2002.

The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke, Listening Library, 2002.

Throwing the Elephant/What Would Machiavelli Do?, by Stanley Bing, HarperAudio, 2002.

The Gates of Dawn, by Robert Newcomb, Random House Audio, 2003.

Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone, by Martin Dugard, Random House Audio, 2003.

Lionboy, by Zizou Corder, Highbridge Audio, 2003.

A Place of Hiding, by Elizabeth George, Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books, 2003.

The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Golem's Eye Book Two, by Jonathan Stroud, Listening Library, 2004.

Millions, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, HarperChildren's Audio, 2004.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Quandary Phase, by Douglas Adams, Sound Library, 2005.

The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Ptolemy's Gate, by Jonathan Stroud, Listening Library, 2005.

The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Swordfight, Mutiny, Shipwreck, Gold, War, Hurricane, and Discovery, by Martin Dugard, Hachette Audio, 2005.

The Noel Coward CD Audio Collection Selections, by Noel Coward, Caedmon, 2005.

The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathan Stroud, Listening Library, 2006.

The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe Written by Noel Coward, HarperCollins, 2006.

Cheap Excursion Written by Noel Coward, HarperCollins, 2006.

The Secret Supper: A Novel, by Javier Sierra, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2006.

The Selected Poetry of Noel Coward, HarperCollins, 2006.

In Secret Service; A Novel, by Mitch Silver, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2007.

Also narrator for Brief Encounter: A Complete Adaptation Written by Noel Coward.


Himself and Arthur Dent, The Making of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," BBC, 1993.

Himself, Life, the Universe, and Douglas Adams, Greater Talent Network/Greengrass Communications/PointBreak Productions, 2002.



Dreamwatch, October, 2004, pp. 42-43.

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