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      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

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

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      Movies

      Credit
      86% 97% Downton Abbey: A New Era Unknown (Character) $43.3M 2022
      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
      79% 70% The Gilded Age Bannister (Character) 2022
      68% 0% American Idol Executive Producer 2003-2010
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Darien Marshall (Guest Star) 2001
      92% 96% Oz Judge Mason Kessler (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      85% 90% Blackadder the Third Sir Walter Raleigh (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      80% 79% Brideshead Revisited Lord Brideshead (Character) 1981
      67% 67% Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Arthur Dent (Character) 1981