Toby Jones is a renowned British actor known for his roles both on screen and on stage.
Born in Hammersmith in 1966 to two actors, mother Jennifer and father Freddie Jones, Toby studied drama at the University of Manchester in the late 80s before moving to Paris to study at École internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq for three years and further his dramatic education.
A number of television cameos in the ‘90s led to a West End stage debut in 2001 in The Play What I Wrote, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Jones won the Olivier Award for best-supporting actor for the role, and transferred with the show to Broadway in 2003.
In many ways, this kickstarted Jones’ career which saw him appear in films such as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in which he voiced Dobby the House Elf. Other major film credits include the 2008 film adaptation of the play Frost/Nixon, the lead role as Truman Capote in the 2006 film Infamous, British horror film Berberian Sound Studio, and roles in both The Hunger Games and Captain America film franchises.
On stage, Jones’ credits include Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (National Theatre, 2009), Parlour Song (Almeida Theatre, 2014), and a 2018 revival of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, at the Harold Pinter Theatre alongside Stephen Mangan and Zoe Wanamaker.
Jones is set to return to the West End to star as the titular character in a new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, alongside Richard Armitage at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14th January