Gemma Jones

Highest Rated: 100% Radiator (2015)
Birthday: Dec 4, 1942
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Since 1963, Gemma Jones has been one of the most esteemed character actresses in British film and theater. Not until 1995, however, did she receive widespread recognition outside the U.K. That was the year she played the mother of two darlings of the modern cinema, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, in their roles as the Dashwood sisters in director Ang Lee's Oscar-winning adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility. In 1997, Jones performed in another acclaimed film, Wilde, as Lady Queensbury, the woman who accused 19th century Irish author Oscar Wilde of corrupting her son, thereby setting in motion a notorious trial that ruined Wilde. Then good got better for Jones. Between 1999 and 2001, she played in three other popular productions that won numerous awards: first as Grace Winslow opposite Nigel Hawthorne in David Mamet's production of The Winslow Boy, then as Elizabeth Harrison in Charles Sturridge's production of Longitude, and finally as Mrs. Pam Jones in Sharon Maguire's production of Bridget Jones' Diary. By 2002, Gemma Jones was at work filming what promised to be one of the biggest box-office draws of the year, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in which she portrays Madame Pomfrey, the maker of magical healing potions.The daughter of British actor Griffth Jones, Gemma Jones was born Jennifer Jones on December 4, 1942, in London. Because acting was in her blood, it was no surprise when she enrolled in the British Academy of Dramatic Art to be molded into an actress in the classic tradition. Shortly after graduation, she performed in Baal on the same stage with Peter O'Toole. After other stage and TV productions, she debuted on film in director Ken Russell's The Devils in 1971, then performed in several TV series, including The Duchess of Duke Street, a popular 1976 series in Britain that starred her as "London's best cook." Between film and TV roles, she also performed on the stage as a member of the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in such Shakespeare plays as A Winter's Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet. She also acted in productions of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mount Morgan, and Henrik Ibsen's The Masterbuilder. When stardom arrived in 1995 with Sense and Sensibility, she continued to perform in lesser known but highly praised productions, including The Feast of July, Jane Eyre, The Theory of Flight, and Captain Jack. Her 2002 role in the Harry Potter film promises to make her a household name among children as well as adults -- perhaps for decades to come.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
89% Rocketman Actor 2019
36% Patrick Actor 2019
45% You, Me and Him Actor 2018
97% God's Own Country Deidre Saxby 2017
78% Bridget Jones's Baby Bridget's Mum $24.1M 2016
100% Radiator Actor 2015
52% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Queen Margaret $22K 2014
No Score Yet Marvellous Mary 2014
58% Hysteria Lady St. John-Smythe $1.8M 2012
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Madam Pomfrey $381.1M 2011
67% Forget Me Not Lizzie 2011
45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Helena $3.3M 2010
No Score Yet The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister Aunt Lister 2010
83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Madam Pomfrey $302M 2009
32% Good Mother 2008
100% Ballet Shoes Dr. Jakes 2008
No Score Yet The Contractor Mrs. Day 2007
No Score Yet Frágiles (Fragile) Mrs. Folder 2005
27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Mum $40.3M 2004
38% Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me) Nancy 2003
66% Shanghai Knights Queen Victoria $60.5M 2003
40% Kiss of Life Sonia 2003
83% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Madame Pomfrey $261.9M 2002
81% Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget's Mom 2001
36% Cotton Mary Mrs. Davids 2000
80% Longitude Elizabeth Harrison 2000
No Score Yet Captain Jack Actor 1999
97% The Winslow Boy Grace Winslow 1999
50% The Theory of Flight Anne 1998
71% Wilde Lady Queensberry 1998
No Score Yet O.K. Garage Mrs. Wiggins 1998
No Score Yet Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax 1997
98% Sense and Sensibility Mrs. Dashwood 1995
67% Feast of July Mrs. Wainwright 1995
No Score Yet Borrowers Miss Menzies 1994
No Score Yet Return of the Borrowers Miss Menzies 1993
100% Paperhouse Dr. Sarah Nicols 1989
No Score Yet The Importance of Being Earnest Actor 1988
No Score Yet On the Black Hill Mary Jones 1988
73% The Devils Madeleine De Brou 1971
No Score Yet The Spoils of Poynton Actor 1971
No Score Yet Cherry Orchard Actor 1962

TV

CREDIT
89% Gentleman Jack
2019
Anne
  • 2019
87% Doc Martin
Annie Winton
  • 2016
62% Atlantis
2013-2015
Campe
  • 2014
98% Last Tango in Halifax
2012-2017
Muriel
  • 2014
58% Death in Paradise
2011
Sister Anne
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Guest Rose Floodporter
  • 2013
  • 2007
  • 1992
82% Merlin
2009-2012
The Cailleach
  • 2012
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
Connie James
  • 2010
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Alice
  • 1991
  • 1988
No Score Yet Inspector Morse
1987-2000
  • 1987
91% Unforgotten
2018
Claire Slater

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