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Gemma Jones (born Jennifer Jones; 4 December 1942) is an English character actress on both stage and screen.

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[edit] Early life

Jones was born in London, England, the daughter of Irene (née Isaac) and Griffith Jones, an actor.[1] Her brother, Nicholas Jones, is also an actor. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[2]

[edit] Career

She was first recognised outside the UK in 1974, after playing the Empress Frederick in the BBC television drama series Fall of Eagles and Louisa Trotter in another BBC drama, The Duchess of Duke Street. On stage, in 1986, she played the great soprano Giuseppina Strepponi in After Aida at the Old Vic Theatre.[citation needed]

Jones played Mrs. Dashwood alongside Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson in the Academy Award-winning period drama Sense and Sensibility (1995). Other notable roles include Lady Queensbury in Wilde (1997), Grace Winslow in The Winslow Boy (1999), Bridget's mother Pam Jones in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Poppy Pomfrey in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

From 2007 to 2008 she played Connie James in the BBC1 drama Spooks until the character died while defusing a bomb. In 2010, she appeared in the Woody Allen film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

[edit] Personal life

She had a son, Luke G-Jones, with the director, Sebastian Graham-Jones in 1975. Luke G-Jones is a film producer.[citation needed]

[edit] Filmography

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[edit] Film

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[edit] Television

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[edit] Other projects, contributions

[edit] References

  1. Gemma Jones Biography (1942-)
  2. Gemma Jones Biography - Yahoo! Movies

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