Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Highest Rated: 97% Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Lowest Rated: 20% Absolutely Anything (2015)

Birthday: Feb 1, 1942

Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Wales, UK

A founding member of England's legendary Monty Python, Terry Jones was a writer, director and performer whose avuncular demeanor belied a genuine talent for the absurd. He was a familiar figure in UK television prior to joining Python in 1969, thanks to such shows as "The Frost Report" (BBC, 1966) and the surreal children's series "Do Not Adjust Your Set" (ITV, 1967-69). On "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (BBC 1, 1969-1974), Jones was a flawless straight man for the manic exuberances of Graham Chapman and John Cleese, but frequently shone as either dense, self-impressed businessmen or screeching older women. He was also one of the chief architects of the show's visual style and stream of consciousness writing, which had a great influence on later sketch comedy series. He would later direct or co-direct nearly all of their theatrical features. After Python, Jones worked in a variety of media, from television comedies and documentaries on medieval life to children's books and features like "Personal Services" (1987). As a member of Python and a solo talent, Jones remained a quiet if vitally important component in the development of filmed comedy for over four decades. The announcement in September 2016 that Jones was suffering from dementia brought tributes and reminiscences from fans and fellow comedians around the world. Terry Jones died on January 21, 2020 at the age of 77.

Highest rated movies

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Life of Brian
And Now for Something Completely Different
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
The Wind in the Willows
Erik the Viking

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% 32% Absolutely Anything Extraterrestrial (Voice),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2015
86% 72% Boom Bust Boom Self,
Director,
Writer
- 2015
No Score Yet 0% Cold Spring Officer 1 (Character) - 2013
44% 45% A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Self - 2012
No Score Yet 77% Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy Workingman/Mexican/Mountie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 66% Locked Out Un SDF (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terry Jones' Barbarians Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 47% Help! I'm a Fish Professor MacKrill (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Creator Dieu (Character) - 1999
75% 61% The Wind in the Willows Ropucha (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Original Music
$72.8K 1996
No Score Yet 45% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Espionage Escapades Marcello (Character),
Director
- 1992
47% 58% Erik the Viking King Arnulf (Character),
Director,
Writer
$656.7K 1989
67% 80% Personal Services Director - 1987
75% 86% Labyrinth Writer $12.1M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts Self - 1984
86% 83% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Fish #6 / Mum / Priest / Biggs / Sergeant / Strange man / Mrs. Brown / Mr. Creosote / Maria / Bert / Leaf #1 / Fiona Portland-Smyth (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Original Music
- 1983
No Score Yet 92% Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Unknown (Character),
Writer
- 1982
No Score Yet 83% The Secret Policeman's Ball Unknown (Character) - 1979
96% 93% Life of Brian Mandy Cohen/Colin/Simon the Holy Man/Bob Hoskins/Saintly Passer-by/Alarmed Crucifixion Assistant (Character),
Director,
Writer
$150.2K 1979
97% 95% Monty Python and the Holy Grail Dennis's Mother/Sir Bedevere/Left Head/Voice of Cartoon Scribe/Prince Herbert (Character),
Director,
Writer
$1.8M 1975
88% 87% And Now for Something Completely Different Stage Manager/Tobacconist (Character),
Writer
- 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 81% Rookie Blue Guy (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 83% Flashpoint Judson (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery Host 2008
77% 74% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1992
100% 83% Monty Python's Flying Circus Unknown (Character),
Writer
1969-1970 1972-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do Not Adjust Your Set Unknown (Character) 1967-1969