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Gareth Jones (VI) (1925–1958)

Gareth Jones was a young Welsh actor, largely remembered for suffering a fatal heart attack off-camera during a live television broadcast in 1958. Born on 6 June, 1925 in Lampeter, Wales, to Margaret Jane (Megicks) and John Lewis Jones, a village schoolmaster, he was educated at Tregaron County School. After completing national service and a brief... See full bio »

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Known For

Under Milk Wood
Under Milk Wood Butcher Beynon / Mr. Waldo
Armchair Theatre
Armchair Theatre Carl Norman / Doctor George Merman / Frank Grinstead / Oscar A. Pulley
Without Vision
Without Vision Grandfather
The Golden Egg
The Golden Egg Geoff Bradby


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 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Carl Norman / Frank Grinstead / Doctor George Merman / ...
- Underground (1958) ... Carl Norman
- Noon on Doomsday (1958) ... Frank Grinstead
- Trial by Candlelight (1958) ... Doctor George Merman
- Miss Olive (1958) ... Oscar A. Pulley
 1958 Starr and Company (TV Series)
- Taken for a Ride (1958) ... Taff
 1957-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Oscar Wolfe / Bill Murdoch / Ned
- The Royal Family of Broadway (1958) ... Oscar Wolfe
- The Stone Faces (1957) ... Bill Murdoch
- Cuckoo (1957) ... Ned
 1958 The Thompson Family (TV Series)
Silas Arlinghaus
- Grandmother's Picture (1958) ... Silas Arlinghaus
 1958 The Golden Egg (TV Movie)
Geoff Bradby
 1958 Davy Jones' Clock (TV Short)
P.C. Prosser
 1958 Black Furrow (TV Movie documentary)
Glyn Williams
 1957-1958 Onion Boys (TV Series)
Monsieur Rozay
- Episode #1.6 (1958) ... Monsieur Rozay
- Episode #1.5 (1958) ... Monsieur Rozay
- Episode #1.4 (1958) ... Monsieur Rozay
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... Monsieur Rozay
 1957 The Coelacanth (TV Short)
 1957 The Chariot of Fire (TV Movie)
 1957 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Stryver
- The Jackal (1957) ... Mr. Stryver
 1956 Without Vision (TV Movie)
 1955 The Case of the Red Monkey
Russian Sentry (uncredited)

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(1958/59) Radio: Played General Blumentritt in a BBC Home Service broadcast of "Treason", an English translation of the Saunders Lewis Welsh language play "Brad", with Emlyn Williams, Richard Burton, Sian Phillips, Clifford Evans, Meredith Edwards and Hugh David in the cast. Recorded in November 1958 but broadcast posthumously ... See more »

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Had links with the two stars of the classic British comedy series Steptoe and Son (1962). He and Wilfrid Brambell shared the same agent, Joan Reddin, and Jones performed on stage with Harry H. Corbett in a Paul Scofield-Peter Brook season in the West End - "Hamlet" (1955) and "The Power and the Glory" (1956). See more »

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