Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Highest Rated: 86% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)

Lowest Rated: 11% Club Paradise (1986)

Birthday: Jul 27, 1950

Birthplace: Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England, UK

For fans of the science fiction comedy spoof "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the BBC radio series that ran from 1978 to 2005, Simon Jones is best known for playing the unlucky protagonist, Arthur Dent. Jones first met the book's author, Douglas Adams, at Cambridge University, where both were members of the Footlights theatrical club. Adams has since stated publicly that Jones was the inspiration for the Arthur Dent character. While a member of Footlights, Jones also came in contact with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, and Eric Idle of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Because of his connection to Monty Python, Jones appeared in "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," "Brazil," and "12 Monkeys," the latter two directed by Python member Terry Gilliam. Jones has also appeared in several Broadway plays, among them "The Fifteen-Minute Hamlet" and the Noel Coward-penned "Blithe Spirit." When he's not acting on stage or screen, Jones has lent his voice to dozens of audio books, including "Douglas Adams at the BBC."

Highest rated movies

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Downton Abbey
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Miracle on 34th Street
For Love or Money
The Devil's Own
Club Paradise

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 94% Downton Abbey King George V (Character) $96.8M 2019
No Score Yet 75% The Search for Simon The Man in the Hat (Character) - 2013
60% 65% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Magrathean Announcer (Character) $51.0M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud with Dr. Armand Nicholi Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 18% Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target Vickers (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 18% Cold Harvest Victor (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 21% Operation Delta Force II: Mayday Vickers (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 20% Merchant of Death Detective Will `'Flash'` Gordon (Character) - 1997
35% 41% The Devil's Own Harry Sloan (Character) - 1997
60% 62% Miracle on 34th Street Donald Shellhammer (Character) $17.2M 1994
37% 45% For Love or Money Albert (Character) $10.4M 1993
11% 36% Club Paradise Toby Prooth (Character) $11.8M 1986
86% 83% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Cedric (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Nothing but the Truth Henderson (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 33% Privates on Parade Sergeant Eric Young-Love (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
68% 50% American Idol Executive Producer 2003-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Idol 2008 Executive Producer 2009
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Darien Marshall (Guest Star) 2001
92% 98% Oz Judge Mason Kessler (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
89% No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
85% 98% Black Adder Sir Walter Raleigh (Character) 1986
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
80% 62% Brideshead Revisited Lord Brideshead (Character) 1981
67% 75% Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Arthur Dent (Character) 1981