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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 5 January 1965Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Birth NameVincent Peter Jones
Nickname The Axe
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of soccer's hard men, he leaped to fame when a photographer, at a match, snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's Paul Gascoigne, by grabbing his testicles. He has played for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Chelsea, and Queens Park Rangers. Internationally, he played for Wales, qualifying for that nationality through his grandparents. He made his first acting appearance in the British comedy/thriller, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), at age 33, although he had previous presented a video on football's hard men (for which he was censured by the Football Association).

He starred in the blockbuster, X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), as "Cain Marko", also known as "The Juggernaut". Prior to that, he played the scowling soccer coach illustrating both his likability and comedic side in Dreamworks' She's the Man (2006), with Amanda Bynes. Other projects include a lead role in Johnny Was (2006), starring Roger Daltrey, Eriq La Salle and Lennox Lewis, and he also appears in the independent feature, The Riddle (2007), starring Vanessa Redgrave and Derek Jacobi.

Over the years, he has received a number of prestigious awards, which showcase his accomplishments as a talented actor. In 1997, he won Satellite TV's "Personality of the Year", from Satellite TV Europe Magazine. In 1998, GQ Magazine named Jones "Man of the Year". He was awarded Best Actor for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) at the Odeon Audience Awards and also won the award for Outstanding New Talent from the Sir James Carreras Award Variety Club of GB. Jones won Best Debut in 1999 for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) at Empire Magazine's "The Awards 1999" and was titled the Male Cigar Personality of the Year at the Millennium Cigar Awards. In 2001, he was named Best British Actor for Empire Magazine's "The Awards 2001". In 2002, Jones received the award for Best Supporting Actor for Night at the Golden Eagle (2001) at the New York Film Festival and, in 2005, he was honored with Best Newcomer for Slipstream (2005) at London's Sci-Fi Film Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Simon Austin <simona@computerwire.com>

Spouse (1)

Tanya Jones (25 June 1994 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays a very angry brute character, who swears a lot at people he dislikes.

Trivia (14)

Played 384 league games and scored 33 goals in his soccer career, most of them with Wimbledon. He was sent off more than ten times.
Was briefly player/coach of Queens Park Rangers football club.
Father, with Tanya Jones, of son Aaron Jones, born in 1991, and daughter Kayley Jones, born in 1987.
Holds the record for being the quickest player ever to be yellow-carded in a game of professional soccer. He was booked 3 seconds into the game.
Is banned from flying on Virgin Atlantic after causing a fight on a flight to Tokyo.
Shares birthday with Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) co-star Robert Duvall.
Was a student at Chancellors School, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
Was originally set to play Skinner McGraw in Hero Wanted (2008) but couldn't due to filming commitments on Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train (2008).
Guy Ritchie offered him a role in Revolver (2005), but he turned it down for unknown reasons.
In 2002, he revealed that he is a supporter of the British Conservative Party.
Is friends with actor Jason Statham, and worked with him three times: first in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), then in Snatch. (2000) and in Mean Machine (2001).
Invited by singer Joss Stone to participate in her 3rd album "Introducing Joss Stone". He is the male voice in the album's 1st track "Change (Vinnie Jones Intro)".
Vinnie formed a football team called the Hollywood All Stars Football Club (HASFC) in spite of the existing Hollywood United Football Club. HASFC beat United in their inaugural season and won the championship.
[November 24, 2013] Receiving treatment for skin cancer.

Personal Quotes (5)

[the critics] say that about every film - that it will be my last one. My next one, in Australia, will be my 30th.
I've always felt that people put me down, and I'd fight back. I played football 15 years, and nobody gave me any credit, and they never will do.
I'm a Conservative but I talk for the ordinary working classes. I get on with the boys at the pub but I can also mix with Prince Andrew. I understand both levels. The toffs haven't lived in council estates, they've just known big mansions. How can they understand how the postman feels? I would never say no to becoming an MP.
It's not the country I grew up in. It's a European country now. If someone blindfolded you and put you on a plane in LA, and you landed at Heathrow and they took it off, you wouldn't have a clue where you were.
I said it all 15 years ago, that diving would creep in, and also that the England team would suffer, because none of these foreign managers would buy English players. It's all happening, just like I said it would.

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