Terry Jones

Terry Jones

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

Lowest Rated: 7% No Stranger Than Love (2016)

Birthday: Feb 1, 1942

Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Wales

Unlike many of his fellow Monty Python-ites, who were educated at Cambridge, actor/writer/director Terry Jones attended Cambridge's arch-rival Oxford, where he worked with the Experimental Theatre Club. Upon his graduation, Jones was hired as a BBC staff writer. From 1969 to 1972, he was one of the comedy conspirators on the internationally popular Monty Python's Flying Circus, remaining with the Python crowd through several theatrical films, serving as director on Monty Python's the Life of Brian (1979) and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983). On his own, he wrote and performed in the TV series Secrets, Ripping Yarns and So This is Progress. Terry Jones' non-Python film directorial efforts include Personal Services (1987) and Erik the Viking (1989, based on his own 1984 novel); he also wrote the screenplay for Labyrinth (1986) and adapted his stage play Consuming Passions for the screen in 1988.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
18% Absolutely Anything Scientist Alien/Truck Driver Director Screenwriter $0.7M 2017
7% No Stranger Than Love Howard 2016
85% Boom Bust Boom Director Screenwriter Actor 2016
No Score Yet Monty Python Live (Mostly) Actor $1.2M 2014
44% A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Education Of Mohammad Hussein Actor 2012
No Score Yet Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyers Cut Actor 2011
No Score Yet Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) Actor 2010
No Score Yet King Guillaume Le professeur d'Oxford 2009
No Score Yet Chaucer: The Road to Canterbury Actor 2009
No Score Yet Chaucer & the Canterbury Tales Actor 2009
No Score Yet Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special Actor 2009
No Score Yet Monty Python - Before & After Actor 2008
No Score Yet Monty Python: The Other British Invasion Actor 2008
No Score Yet Nature Of Sex Actor 2008
No Score Yet Anna and the Moods Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades Director 2007
No Score Yet Terry Jones: Medieval Lives Actor 2007
No Score Yet Silent Clowns Actor 2006
No Score Yet Locked Out (Enfermes Dehors) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Terry Jones' Barbarians Actor 2006
95% Concert for George Actor $70.5K 2003
No Score Yet Bitter Jester Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Surprising History of Sex and Love Actor 2002
No Score Yet Help! I'm a Fish Professor Mac Krill 2001
No Score Yet Hjælp, jeg er en fisk, (A Fish Tale), (Help! I'm a Fish) Actor 2000
No Score Yet Astérix et Obélix contre César (Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar) Screenwriter 1999
No Score Yet Créateur, Le God 1999
No Score Yet Magdalen Mr. Jones 1998
75% The Wind in the Willows Toad Screenwriter Director 1996
No Score Yet Life of Python Actor 1990
47% Erik the Viking Director King Arnulf Screenwriter 1989
No Score Yet Monty Python's Parrot Sketch Not Included Actor 1989
80% Personal Services Director Actor 1987
71% Labyrinth Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts Himself 1984
86% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Screenwriter Director Bert/Fish #6/Mum/Priest/Biggs/Sergeant/Man with Bendy Arms 1983
No Score Yet Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Screenwriter Barber #4 1982
89% The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself (uncredited) 1981
95% Monty Python's Life of Brian Passerby Mandy Colin Bob Hoskins Simon Director Screenwriter 1979
47% Jabberwocky Poacher 1977
No Score Yet The Mermaid Frolics Actor 1977
97% Monty Python and the Holy Grail Dennis's Mother/Sir Bedevere/Three-Headed Knight Director Screenwriter Producer 1975
No Score Yet Monty Python's Flying Circus - Episode 45 Actor 1974
91% Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different Screenwriter Fat Soldier 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Flashpoint
2008-2013
Judson Dell 2010
2009
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer 2004
100% Monty Python's Flying Circus
1969-1974
Screenwriter Performer Director

QUOTES FROM Terry Jones CHARACTERS

Professor Mac Krill says: Well then hi there!

Max says: Can we have your liver then?

Mrs. Brown says: Yeah, all right. You talked me into it.

Three-Headed Knight says: (First Head)I say let's kill him.

Three-Headed Knight says: (Second Head) Let's have tea first.

Three-Headed Knight says: (Third Head) Oh, stop your whining. First we kill him, then we have biscuts and tea.

Three-Headed Knight says: (Second Head) No biscuts. Let's just kill him already.

Three-Headed Knight says: (First Head) Alright, alright. First we kill him, then we have tea.

Three-Headed Knight says: (All Three) Right.

Black Knight says: (Second Head) Why, the blokes' run off!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: Stop! WHAT is your name?

King Arthur says: It is Arthur, King of the Britons!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: WHAT is your quest?

King Arthur says: To seek the Holy Grail!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: WHAT is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

King Arthur says: What do you mean? African or European swallow?

Old Man from Scene 24 says: I, I don't know that! *gets pulled to the sky and thrown down the Gorge of Eternal Peril*

Sir Bedevere says: How do you know so much about swallows?

King Arthur says: Well, you have to know these things when you're king, y'know.

Brian Called Brian says: Hello, Mother.

Mandy says: Don't you "hello mother" me! What're all those people doing out there? C'mon, what've you been up to, my lad?

Mandy says: Don't you 'hello mother' me! What're all those people doing out there? C'mon, what've you been up to, my lad?

Brian Called Brian says: I think they must've popped by, or something.

Mandy says: Popped by? Swarmed by, more like! There's a multitude out there!

Dennis's Mother says: Oh,look. There's some lovely filth over here.

King Arthur says: Old crone! Is there anywhere in this town where we could buy a shrubbery?

Old Crone to Whom King Arthur Said "Ni--" says: Who sent you?

King Arthur says: The Knights Who Say Ni.

Old Crone to Whom King Arthur Said "Ni--" says: Aggh! No! Never! We have no shrubberies here.

King Arthur says: If you do not tell us where we can buy a shrubbery, my friend and I will say... we will say... 'ni'.

Old Crone to Whom King Arthur Said "Ni--" says: Agh! Do your worst!

King Arthur says: Very well! If you will not assist us voluntarily,... ni!

Old Crone to Whom King Arthur Said "Ni--" says: No! Never! No shrubberies!

King Arthur says: Ni!

Sir Bedevere says: Nu!

King Arthur says: No, no, no, no, it's not that. It's 'ni'.

Dennis's Mother says: There's some lovely filth over here.

Dennis's Mother says: There's some lovely filth over here.

Mrs. Brown says: [walks in the room and sees two doctors disembowling her husband] What's going on?

Max says: [the first doctor] He's donating his liver, madame.

Donor says: GAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Mrs. Brown says: Is this because he took out one of those silly cards?

Max says: Yes, you're right, madame.

Mrs. Brown says: Typical of the man. He goes down to the public library, sees a few side-up, comes home all full of 'good intentions'. He gives blood, does cold reserch, all that sort of thing.

Donor says: BLAAAUUUUGGGHHH!!!!!!! AUUUGGHHHH!!!! HAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAW!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Mrs. Brown says: What do you do with them all, anyway?

Howard says: [the second doctor] Oh, all go to saving lives, madame.

Mrs. Brown says: That's what he used to say. 'It's ALL for the good of the country' he used to say.

Donor says: AHCK!!! AHCK!!! BLAAAAAUUGGHHHHHA!!!!

Mrs. Brown says: Do you think it's all for the good of the country?

Max says: Hm?

Max says: Well, I wouldn't know about that, madame. We're just doing our jobs.

Mrs. Brown says: ... You're not doctors, then?

Max says: Oh, blimey no. [both doctors laugh]

Sir Bedevere says: How do know so much about swallows?

King Arthur says: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.

Sir Bedevere says: Well, now, uh, Launcelot, Galahad, and I, wait until nightfall, and then leap out of the rabbit, taking the French by surprise - not only by surprise, but totally unarmed!

King Arthur says: I am your king.

Dennis's Mother says: Well I didn't vote for you.

King Arthur says: You don't vote for kings.

Dennis's Mother says: Well how'd you become king then?

King Arthur says: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king.

Dennis says: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

Mandy says: He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!