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Terry Jones (I)


Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show (1966) for television, which was his first success. Also, he wrote for ... See full bio »

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 2015 Boom Bust Boom (Documentary) (co-writer)
 2015 Absolutely Anything (screenplay)
 2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) (Documentary)
 2006 Barbarians (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The End of the World (2006) ... (writer)
- The Brainy Barbarians (2006) ... (writer)
- The Savage Goths (2006) ... (writer)
- The Primitive Celts (2006) ... (writer)
 2004 The Unsteady Chough (Short)
  Medieval Lives (TV Series documentary) (7 episodes, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- The Peasant (2004) ... (writer)
- The Outlaw (2004)
- The Minstrel (2004)
- The Philosopher (2004)
- The King (2004)
 2002 The Surprising History of Sex and Love (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 The Surprising History of Egypt (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 The Surprising History of Rome (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1999 Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Ancient Inventions (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- War and Conflict (1998) ... (writer)
- Sex and Love (1998) ... (writer)
- City Life (1998) ... (writer)
 1996-1998 Blazing Dragons (TV Series) (creator - 26 episodes)
- Quest to Success/Slay the Dragon (1998) ... (creator)
- Single Green Dragon/Sphinx Jinx (1998) ... (creator)
 1997 Fierce Creatures (idea for "The Fierce Animal Policy")
 1996 Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (Video Game) (screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail")
 1996 Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (screenplay)
 1995 Crusades (TV Mini-Series documentary) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Destruction (1995) ... (written by)
- Jihad (1995) ... (written by)
- Jerusalem (1995) ... (written by)
- Pilgrims in Arms (1995) ... (written by)
 1989 Erik the Viking (written by)
 1989 The English Programme (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1988 East of the Moon (TV Series) (fairy tale)
 1988 Consuming Passions (play "Secrets")
 1986 Labyrinth (screenplay)
 1985 Bombardemagnus (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (screenplay)
 1983 The Meaning of Life (written by)
 1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Documentary) (written by)
 1981 The Box (Short)
  Ripping Yarns (TV Series) (by - 8 episodes, 1976 - 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- Roger of the Raj (1979) ... (by)
- Golden Gordon (1979) ... (written by)
- Whinfrey's Last Case (1979) ... (by)
- The Curse of the Claw (1977) ... (by)
- Across the Andes by Frog (1977) ... (by)
 1979 Life of Brian (written by)
 1977 The Mermaid Frolics (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
  The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (written by - 6 episodes, 1973 - 1976)
- Episode #5.7 (1976) ... (written by)
- Episode #5.6 (1976) ... (written by)
- Episode #5.4 (1976) ... (written by)
- Episode #3.4 (1973) ... (written by)
- Episode #3.3 (1973) ... (written by)
 1975 The Punch Review (TV Series)
 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (written by)
  Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (written by - 44 episodes, 1969 - 1974) (creator - 1 episode, 1973) (additional material - 1 episode, 1969)
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... (written by)
- Mr. Neutron (1974) ... (written by)
- Hamlet (1974) ... (written by)
- The Light Entertainment War (1974) ... (written by)
- Michael Ellis (1974) ... (written by)
 1973 Is This a Record? (Short) (additional material)
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Secrets (1973) ... (writer)
  A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode, 1969) (script: The Two Ronnies - 1 episode, 1972)
- Episode dated 25 December 1972 (1972) ... (script: The Two Ronnies)
 1972 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Blödeln auf die feine englische Art (1972) ... (written by)
- Blödeln für Deutschland (1972) ... (written by)
 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different (screen foreplay & conception)
 1970 Marty Amok (TV Movie) (writer)
 1970 Frost on Sunday (TV Series) (script - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.9 (1970) ... (script)
  Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (written by - 12 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (writer - 1 episode, 1969)
- Your Permanent Wave Looks OK to Me (1969) ... (writer)
- Special (1968) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.14 (1968) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.13 (1968) ... (written by)
  Marty (TV Series) (additional material - 6 episodes, 1968) (writer - 2 episodes, 1968) (written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode dated 17 March 1969 (1969) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (1968) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1968) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1969 Complete and Utter History of Britain (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- James the McFirst to Oliver Cromwell (1969) ... (writer)
 1968 Broaden Your Mind (TV Series) (additional material - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1968 Horne A'Plenty (TV Series) (writer)
 1967 Twice a Fortnight (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Or Now or Never (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.9 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.8 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 A Series of Bird's (TV Series) (additional material - 8 episodes)
- Lucid Intervals (1967) ... (additional material)
- Urban Renewal (1967) ... (additional material)
- Back to the Front (1967) ... (additional material)
- The Eric Giddings Story 2: The Plot Thins (1967) ... (additional material)
- The Eric Giddings Story (1967) ... (additional material)
 1967 The Frost Report (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 The Late Show (TV Series)
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Other Works:

(book) Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary. New York: Methuen, 1985. ISBN 0413575101 See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

PythOnline

Alternate Names:

Montypython Flyingcircus | Spam Terry Jones | Terry C. Jonesberg | Terence Jonesprod | Monty Python | The Usual Lot | Alan Whicker | Torn Jersey [5.5]

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Why do I feel so exercised about what we think of the people of the Middle Ages? I guess it's because so many of their voices are ringing vibrantly in my ears - Chaucer's, Boccaccio's, Henry Knighton's, Thomas Walsingham's, Froissart's, Jean Creton's... writers and contemporary historians of the period who seem to me just as individual, just as alive as we are today. We need to get to know these ... See more »

Trivia:

Has directed three of the four films that have been banned in Ireland: Life of Brian (1979), The Meaning of Life (1983), & Personal Services (1987). See more »

Nickname:

Jonesy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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