Toby Jones

Toby Jones

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Witness for the Prosecution (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% The Snowman (2017)
  • Birthday: Sep 7, 1967
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A man with a peculiar face and small stature born into a long line of performers, Toby Jones might seem born to be a character actor. Jones' father, Freddie Jones, has graced the screen in a multitude of projects, from David Lynch's enigmatic sci-fi epic Dune to BBC adaptations of classic works of literature. Meanwhile, Jones' mother was born to a family whose legacy in acting went back seven generations, setting the stage for Toby's career almost before he was born. Jones took to the stage at his school in Oxfordshire, England, where he discovered an aptitude for theatrical acting. Though stage work would remain an important element of his professional life, Jones eventually tried his hand at screen work, beginning with a minor role in the 1992 film adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando. Many of these bit parts would follow in movies like Ever After and Les Miserabes, as Jones' distinct and memorable visage set him apart from the masses. This same unique quality eventually began to win him more substantial roles, like a four-episode run as a pathologist on the U.K. detective show Midsomer Murders, and a chance to explore vocal acting as the voice of the animated Dobby the House Elf in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. More of Jones' usual small but memorable parts would follow, such as Smee, right-hand man to Captain Hook in Finding Neverland. Then in 2004, Jones got the chance to sink his teeth into not one but two substantial characters -- both with considerably more screen time than he was accustomed to. In the U.K. made-for-TV biopic Elizabeth I, Jones played Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, spymaster, and later secretary of state to Queen Elizabeth, a man infamous for his odd, slight appearance. Exaggerating his quirky physical characteristics and delving deeply into the complex character, Jones was lauded by audiences and critics alike. That same year, Jones won the starring role of controversial writer Truman Capote in Infamous, the big-screen American telling of the writing the true-crime novel In Cold Blood. A dream role both for his artistic sensibilities and the furthering of his career, Jones joined a cast of American stars including Sigourney Weaver, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, and Daniel Craig. In typical Hollywood style, the film was green-lit around the same time that another studio was beginning production on a feature with the same subject matter, and Bennett Miller's Capote was scheduled to be released first. The buzz surrounding this rival production, however, was not the kind that Infamous producers were hoping for; instead of generating interest in their film, they feared that the overwhelming praise that Capote was receiving for its script, direction, and acting by star Philip Seymour Hoffman would only overshadow their own film. The release date for Infamous was pushed back as Capote went on to sweep the awards circuit, picking up over 40 awards and nominations including Oscar nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (for Catherine Keener's performance as Harper Lee), and Best Screenplay, as well as an Oscar win for Hoffman in the category of Best Actor. With Capote seeming to have already carved a place in the history of cinema and Philip Seymour Hoffman moving to the top of the list of gifted and respected actors, the cast and crew of Infamous had to worry that for all their hard work, their production would be seen as little more than the "other Truman Capote movie." Its release was finally set for late fall of 2006, roughly a year after its original date. Jones, however, was not going to spend the meantime biting his nails. By the time Infamous hit theaters, Jones had already completed filming on an adaptation of the Somerset Maugham novel The Painted Veil, and begun production on Nightwatching, a film about the life of the artist Rembrandt in which Jones would play the Dutch painter Gerard Dou.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

37% Out of Blue Ian Strammi 2019
73% Christopher Robin Owl 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Mr. Eversoll 2018
88% Zoo Security Guard Charlie 2018
93% Journey's End Mason 2018
63% Normandie nue Actor 2018
62% Kaleidoscope Carl 2017
7% The Snowman Actor $6.7M 2017
78% Atomic Blonde Gray $51.6M 2017
38% Morgan Dr. Simon Ziegler $4M 2016
66% Anthropoid Jan Zelenka-Hajský $3M 2016
62% The Man Who Knew Infinity Littlewood 2016
83% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) King of Highhills 2016
32% Dad's Army Captain Mainwaring $4.7M 2016
100% The Witness for the Prosecution John Mayhew 2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Claudius Templesmith $254.7M 2015
16% Serena Sheriff McDowell $0.4M 2015
40% By The Gun Jerry 2014
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier Arnim Zola $228.7M 2014
No Score Yet Marvellous Neil Baldwin 2014
100% Leave To Remain Actor 2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Claudius Templesmith $336.7M 2013
85% Berberian Sound Studio Gilderoy $29.1K 2013
No Score Yet The Girl Alfred Hitchcock 2012
30% Red Lights Paul Shackleton $49.8K 2012
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version) Actor 2012
49% Snow White and the Huntsman Claudius $155.1M 2012
8% Virginia Max $11.6K 2012
84% The Hunger Games Claudius Templesmith $408M 2012
73% The Adventures of Tintin Silk $75.4M 2011
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Percy Alleline $20.3M 2011
83% My Week with Marilyn Arthur Jacobs $12.7M 2011
80% Captain America: The First Avenger Dr. Arnim Zola $176.7M 2011
27% Your Highness Julie $21.7M 2011
21% The Rite Father Matthew $33.1M 2011
No Score Yet Pinkville Lt. Andre Feher 2011
77% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Dobby $295M 2010
78% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Hargreaves 2010
46% Creation Thomas Huxley $0.4M 2010
No Score Yet Christopher And His Kind Actor 2010
14% St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Bursar 2009
93% Frost/Nixon Swifty Lazar $18.7M 2008
58% W. Karl Rove $25.6M 2008
53% City of Ember Barton Snode $7.9M 2008
No Score Yet The Old Curiosity Shop Quilp 2007
31% St. Trinian's Bursar 2007
72% The Mist Ollie Weeks $25.5M 2007
76% Nightwatching Gerard Dou 2007
68% Amazing Grace Duke of Clarence $21.2M 2007
74% The Painted Veil Waddington $8M 2006
No Score Yet A Harlot's Progress William Hogarth 2006
73% Infamous Truman Capote $1.1M 2006
68% Mrs. Henderson Presents Gordon $11M 2006
64% Ladies in Lavender Hedley $6.5M 2005
82% Finding Neverland Smee 2004
83% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Dobby the House Elf $261.9M 2002
No Score Yet In Love and War Bolo 2001
63% Simon Magus Buchholz 2001
No Score Yet Victoria & Albert Edward Oxford 2001
No Score Yet Hotel Splendide Kitchen Boy 2000
30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc English Judge 1999
91% Ever After: A Cinderella Story Royal Page 1998
41% Cousin Bette Gentleman in Cafe des Artistes 1998
74% Les Miserables Doorkeeper 1998
88% Naked Man in Tea Bar 1993
84% Orlando 2nd Valet $57.8K 1993

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

88% Don't Forget The Driver
2019
Screenwriter Peter Green
  • 2019
86% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
2019
Librarian
  • 2019
No Score Yet OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
2017
Director
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
100% Detectorists
2015-2017
Lance
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Witness for the Prosecution
2016
John Mayhew John Mayhew
  • 2017
61% Wayward Pines
2015-2016
Dr. Jenkins/David Pilcher Dr. Jenkins
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Regular Show
2010-2017
Screenwriter
  • 2013
  • 2012
38% Titanic
2012
John Batley
  • 2012
94% Doctor Who
2006
  • 2010
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Samuel Ratchett St. Fox Squercum Daniel Quilp
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2002
  • 1999
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
Dan Peterson
  • 2001
  • 1999
No Score Yet Horizon
1994-2015
Narrator

QUOTES FROM Toby Jones CHARACTERS

Prince Henry
Sir, you are the founder of forward thinking and my father is the king of backward. Perhaps you could talk him into the 16th century.
Leonardo da Vinci
Captain Laurent, do translate.
Page
(LAURENT) Prince Henry suffers from an arranged marriage, signore..... Among other things
Page
Prince Henry suffers from an arranged marriage, signore... among other things.
Bellatrix Lestrange
You stupid elf, you could have killed me!
Dobby
Dobby never meant to kill, Dobby only meant to maim or seriously injure.
Harry Potter
Who are you?
Dobby the House Elf
Dobby, sir. Dobby the House Elf.
David Drayton
Are you going to let this kid die over something that dosen't matter
David Drayton
Are you going to let this kid die over something that dosen't matter?
Norm
Would you just shut the fuck up
Norm
Would you just shut the fuck up.
Ollie
Be nice
Ollie
Be nice.
Jim Grondin
I'll do it then
Jim Grondin
I'll do it then.
David Drayton
It dosen't matter who dose it, it-
David Drayton
It dosen't matter who dose it.
Jim Grondin
What? You don't think I could do it?
Norm
Hey. I want to it, it was my idea
Norm
Hey. I want to it, it was my idea.
Truman Capote
I'm a poor man's Capote.
Silk
I'm not a bad person...
Silk
Oh, just take them already!
Thompson
We can't take your wallets! What do we look like? Thieves?
Dr. Arnim Zola
I don't eat meat.
Colonel Chester Phillips
Why not?
Dr. Arnim Zola
It disagrees with me.
Colonel Chester Phillips
How about cyanide does that give you the rumbly tummy too?
Dr. Arnim Zola
What is it?
Colonel Chester Phillips
Steak
Colonel Chester Phillips
Steak.
Dr. Arnim Zola
What is in it?
Colonel Chester Phillips
Cow
Colonel Chester Phillips
Cow.
Claudius Templesmith
Attention tributes, attention! Commencing at sunrise, there will be a feast tomorrow at the Cornucopia. This will be no ordinary occasion. Each of you needs something. Desperately. And we plan to be... generous hosts.
Percy Alleline
Your mother smells like a fart
Percy Alleline
Your mother smells like a fart.
Dobby
Dobby did not mean to kill anyone! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure
Dobby
Dobby didn't mean to kill anyone. Only to maim or seriously injure.
Arthur Jacobs
Marilyn, is it true you wear nothing in bed but Perfume?
Marilyn Monroe
Darling, as I'm in England let's say I sleep in nothing but Yardley's lavender.
Joan of Arc
Yes, he gave me a few, byt I never had time to wear them
Joan of Arc
Yes, he gave me a few, but I never had time to wear them.
British Judge
Still... You seem a little wealthy to be a simple peasant, don't you think?
Joan of Arc
You seem a little wealthy to be a servant of God, don't you think?
Dobby
Dobby did not mean to kill anyone! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!
Claudius Templesmith
Ladies and gentlemen, let the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games begin!
Silk
''Im not a bad person.''
Silk
I'm not a bad person.
Silk
I'm not a criminal!
Silk
I'm sort of a kleptomaniac...
Thompson Twin
Kleptomaniac?
Thompson Twin
It's a fear of open spaces.
Thompson Twin
No wonder why he keeps all his wallets in the living room!
Dobby
Such a beautiful place, to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter.
Luna Lovegood
We should close his eyes, don't you think? (closes Dobby's eyes) There. Now he can be sleeping.
Luna Lovegood
We should close his eyes, don't you think? [closes Dobby's eyes] There. Now he can be sleeping.
Harry Potter
I want to bury him. Properly; without magic.
Harry Potter
I want to bury him. Properly, without magic.
Dobby the House Elf
Master has given a sock! Master gave it to Dobby!
Lucius Malfoy
What's that? What did you say?
Dobby the House Elf
Dobby has got a sock. Master threw it, and Dobby caught it. Dobby is free!
Claudius Templesmith
Let the 74th Hunger Games begin!
Dobby
Dobby did not mean to kill anyone! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!
Bellatrix Lestrange
YOU IDIOT! You almost killed me!
Dobby
Dobby did not mean to kill! Just to maim or seriously injure!
Ollie
[Ollie just fired 2 shots] I killed her.
David Drayton
Thank you Ollie.
Ollie
I killed her. I wouldn't have done that if there had been any other way.
David Drayton
That's why I said thank you.
Dr. Arnim Zola
What this is?
Dr. Arnim Zola
What is this?
Colonel Chester Phillips
Steak
Colonel Chester Phillips
Steak.
Dr. Arnim Zola
What is in it?
Colonel Chester Phillips
Cow.
Dobby
Who gets his wand?
Dobby
Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!
Dobby
Dobby did not mean to kill, only maim or seriously injure.
Dobby
Dobby didn't mean to kill anyone. Only to maim or seriously injure.
Harry Potter
Just promise me one thing.
Dobby the House Elf
Anything sir!
Harry Potter
Never try to save my life again.
Dobby the House Elf
Dobby is... free!
Dobby
Dobby never meant to kill, only to maim or seriously injure...