Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones

Highest Rated: 100% Paperhouse (1988)

Lowest Rated: 27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Birthday: Dec 04, 1942

Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England, UK

Gemma Jones was an English stage and screen actress who was best known for her roles in "Sense and Sensibility" (1995), "Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001), and the "Harry Potter" film series (2002-2011), among numerous other film and television credits. Born and raised in London, Jones always had a flair for performance. She dreamt of one day performing on the London stage, and when it came time to enter college, she enrolled in the legendary Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). While attending RADA, Jones was able to hone her acting skills, and quickly realized that she had a knack for performing in front of an audience. After graduation, Jones realized her dream by appearing in plays all across London, including "The Cherry Orchard" (1965) and "After Aida" (1966). It was also around this time, the mid-1960s, that Jones began appearing on British television. She played Queen Elizabeth I in the mini-series "Kenilworth" (BBC, 1967), and also nabbed a part on the mini-series "The Spoils of Poynton" (BBC 2, 1970). By the early 1970s Jones' screen acting career really took off, allowing her to work steadily over the ensuing decades. After nearly 30 years as a working actor in England, Jones earned widespread praise in the States for her role as Mrs. Dashwood in the Academy Award-winning drama "Sense and Sensibility" (1995). In 2001 she played the mother of Renee Zellweger's character in the comedy "Bridget Jones Diary." Then in 2002 Jones nabbed what would become arguably the most recognizable role of her career as Madam Pomfrey in the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's fantasy series "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002). Jones went on to reprise her role as Madam Pomfrey in several more "Harry Potter" films, the last of which was 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." By 2019, after a half a century of steady work as a screen actor, Jones showed no signs of slowing down. In addition to joining the cast of the period television series "Gentleman Jack" (BBC/HBO, 2019- ), Jones also appeared in the Elton John biopic "Rocketman" (2019), which starred Taron Egerton.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
76% No Score Yet Ammonite Molly Anning (Character) - 2020
89% 88% Rocketman Ivy (Character) $96.3M 2019
38% 59% Patrick Celia (Character) - 2018
98% 87% God's Own Country Deidre Saxby (Character) $281.5K 2017
45% 50% You, Me and Him Sue Miller (Character) - 2017
78% 65% Bridget Jones's Baby Mum (Character) $24.1M 2016
No Score Yet 88% Marvellous Mary (Character) - 2014
100% 75% Radiator Maria (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 39% The Lady Vanishes Rose Flood-Porter (Character) - 2012
59% 54% Hysteria Unknown (Character) $1.8M 2011
67% 56% Forget Me Not Lizzie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 70% The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister Aunt Lister (Character) - 2010
46% 33% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Helena Shepridge (Character) $3.2M 2010
32% 32% Good Grandmother (Character) $23.1K 2008
No Score Yet 28% The Contractor Mrs. Day (Character) - 2007
100% 66% Ballet Shoes Dr. Jakes (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 46% Fragile Mrs. Folder (Character) - 2005
27% 60% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Pam Jones (Character) $40.2M 2004
66% 54% Shanghai Knights Queen Victoria (Character) $60.5M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Five Little Pigs Miss Williams (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bootleg Mrs. Bubby (Character) - 2002
82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Madam Pomfrey (Character) $262M 2002
80% 81% Bridget Jones's Diary Pam Jones (Character) $71.5M 2001
36% 33% Cotton Mary Mrs. Freda Davids (Character) $299.4K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Evil Streak Beatrice Kyle (Character) - 1999
97% 77% The Winslow Boy Grace Winslow (Character) $4M 1999
50% 57% The Theory of Flight Anne (Character) $72K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet O.K. Garage Mrs. Wiggins (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 67% Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phoenix and the Carpet Mrs. Bibble (Character) - 1997
71% 73% Wilde Lady Queensberry (Character) $2.1M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Borrowers Miss Menzies (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wilderness Jane Garth (Character) - 1996
97% 90% Sense and Sensibility Mrs. Dashwood (Character) $42M 1995
67% 50% Feast of July Mrs. Wainwright (Character) $292.8K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faith Jane Moreton (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death Sara Glynn (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Lie and Some Die Mrs. Peveril (Character) - 1990
100% 71% Paperhouse Dr. Sarah Nicols (Character) $6.7K 1988
No Score Yet 60% On the Black Hill Mary Jones (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dead of Jericho Anne Staveley (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Executive Syndrome Lady Mellor (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dial a Deadly Number Helen Curry (Character) - 1975
67% 89% The Devils Madeleine (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
90% 93% Gentleman Jack Aunt Anne Lister (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Capital Petunia (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 100% Doc Martin Annie Winton (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooks Unknown (Character) 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial & Retribution Unknown (Character) 2007-2008 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Duchess of Duke Street Louisa Trotter (Character) 1976-1977

QUOTES FROM Gemma Jones CHARACTERS

Madam Pomfrey says: What d'you expect? Pumpkin juice?

Madam Pomfrey says: Who is ti that the monster's taken?

Minerva McGonagall says: Ginny Weasley.

Helena says: The dead are the stiffest competition. No pun intended.

Bridget's Mum says: To be honest darling, I'm not sure Julian isn't a bit of a shit.

Bridget's Mum says: To be honest darling, I'm not entirely sure... that Julian isn't a bit of a shit.