Toby Jones

Toby Jones

Highest Rated: 100% Leave To Remain (2014)

Lowest Rated: 11% Virginia (2012)

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

Credit
No Score Yet Infinite Actor 2021
38% Morgan Dr. Simon Ziegler $4M 2016
66% Anthropoid Jan Zelenka-Hajský $3M 2016
63% The Man Who Knew Infinity Littlewood 2016
83% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) King of Highhills 2016
31% Dad's Army Captain Mainwaring $4.7M 2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Claudius Templesmith $254.7M 2015
40% By The Gun Jerry 2014
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier Arnim Zola $228.7M 2014
100% Leave To Remain Actor 2014
85% Berberian Sound Studio Gilderoy $29.1K 2013
No Score Yet The Girl Alfred Hitchcock 2012
30% Red Lights Paul Shackleton $49.8K 2012
49% Snow White and the Huntsman Claudius $155.1M 2012
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version) Actor 2012
11% Virginia Max $11.6K 2012
74% 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 Arnim Zola $176.7M 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
73% 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
67% Mrs. Henderson Presents Gordon $11M 2006
64% Ladies in Lavender Hedley $6.5M 2005
83% 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

TV

Credit
88% Don't Forget The Driver
2019
Screenwriter Peter Green 2019
88% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
2019
Librarian 2019
No Score Yet The Witness for the Prosecution
2016
John Mayhew 2017
60% Wayward Pines
2015-2016
Dr. Jenkins/David Pilcher Dr. Jenkins 2016
2015
100% Detectorists
2015-2017
2015
No Score Yet Regular Show
2010-2018
Screenwriter 2013
2012
93% 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 says: 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 says: Captain Laurent, do translate.

Page says: (LAURENT) Prince Henry suffers from an arranged marriage, signore..... Among other things

Page says: Prince Henry suffers from an arranged marriage, signore... among other things.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: You stupid elf, you could have killed me!

Dobby says: Dobby never meant to kill, Dobby only meant to maim or seriously injure.

Harry Potter says: Who are you?

Dobby the House Elf says: Dobby, sir. Dobby the House Elf.

David Drayton says: Are you going to let this kid die over something that dosen't matter

David Drayton says: Are you going to let this kid die over something that dosen't matter?

Norm says: Would you just shut the fuck up

Norm says: Would you just shut the fuck up.

Ollie says: Be nice

Ollie says: Be nice.

Jim Grondin says: I'll do it then

Jim Grondin says: I'll do it then.

David Drayton says: It dosen't matter who dose it, it-

David Drayton says: It dosen't matter who dose it.

Jim Grondin says: What? You don't think I could do it?

Norm says: Hey. I want to it, it was my idea

Norm says: Hey. I want to it, it was my idea.

Truman Capote says: I'm a poor man's Capote.

Silk says: I'm not a bad person...

Silk says: Oh, just take them already!

Thompson says: We can't take your wallets! What do we look like? Thieves?

Dr. Arnim Zola says: I don't eat meat.

Colonel Chester Phillips says: Why not?

Dr. Arnim Zola says: It disagrees with me.

Colonel Chester Phillips says: How about cyanide does that give you the rumbly tummy too?

Dr. Arnim Zola says: What is it?

Colonel Chester Phillips says: Steak

Colonel Chester Phillips says: Steak.

Dr. Arnim Zola says: What is in it?

Colonel Chester Phillips says: Cow

Colonel Chester Phillips says: Cow.

Claudius Templesmith says: 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 says: Your mother smells like a fart

Percy Alleline says: Your mother smells like a fart.

Dobby says: Dobby did not mean to kill anyone! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure

Dobby says: Dobby didn't mean to kill anyone. Only to maim or seriously injure.

Arthur Jacobs says: Marilyn, is it true you wear nothing in bed but Perfume?

Marilyn Monroe says: Darling, as I'm in England let's say I sleep in nothing but Yardley's lavender.

Joan of Arc says: Yes, he gave me a few, byt I never had time to wear them

Joan of Arc says: Yes, he gave me a few, but I never had time to wear them.

British Judge says: Still... You seem a little wealthy to be a simple peasant, don't you think?

Joan of Arc says: You seem a little wealthy to be a servant of God, don't you think?

Dobby says: Dobby did not mean to kill anyone! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!

Claudius Templesmith says: Ladies and gentlemen, let the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games begin!

Silk says: ''Im not a bad person.''

Silk says: I'm not a bad person.

Silk says: I'm not a criminal!

Silk says: I'm sort of a kleptomaniac...

Thompson Twin says: Kleptomaniac?

Thompson Twin says: It's a fear of open spaces.

Thompson Twin says: No wonder why he keeps all his wallets in the living room!

Dobby says: Such a beautiful place, to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter.

Luna Lovegood says: We should close his eyes, don't you think? (closes Dobby's eyes) There. Now he can be sleeping.

Luna Lovegood says: We should close his eyes, don't you think? [closes Dobby's eyes] There. Now he can be sleeping.

Harry Potter says: I want to bury him. Properly; without magic.

Harry Potter says: I want to bury him. Properly, without magic.

Dobby the House Elf says: Master has given a sock! Master gave it to Dobby!

Lucius Malfoy says: What's that? What did you say?

Dobby the House Elf says: Dobby has got a sock. Master threw it, and Dobby caught it. Dobby is free!

Claudius Templesmith says: Let the 74th Hunger Games begin!

Dobby says: Dobby did not mean to kill anyone! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!

Bellatrix Lestrange says: YOU IDIOT! You almost killed me!

Dobby says: Dobby did not mean to kill! Just to maim or seriously injure!

Ollie says: [Ollie just fired 2 shots] I killed her.

David Drayton says: Thank you Ollie.

Ollie says: I killed her. I wouldn't have done that if there had been any other way.

David Drayton says: That's why I said thank you.

Dr. Arnim Zola says: What this is?

Dr. Arnim Zola says: What is this?

Colonel Chester Phillips says: Steak

Colonel Chester Phillips says: Steak.

Dr. Arnim Zola says: What is in it?

Colonel Chester Phillips says: Cow.

Dobby says: Who gets his wand?

Dobby says: Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!

Dobby says: Dobby did not mean to kill, only maim or seriously injure.

Dobby says: Dobby didn't mean to kill anyone. Only to maim or seriously injure.

Harry Potter says: Just promise me one thing.

Dobby the House Elf says: Anything sir!

Harry Potter says: Never try to save my life again.

Dobby the House Elf says: Dobby is... free!

Dobby says: Dobby never meant to kill, only to maim or seriously injure...