Terry Jones (I) (1942–2020)


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Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, the son of Dilys Louisa (Newnes), a homemaker, and Alick George Parry Jones, a bank clerk. His older brother is production designer Nigel Jones. His grandparents were involved in the entertainment business, having managed the local Amateur Operatic Society and staged Gilbert and Sullivan concerts. ... See full bio »

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(age 77) in London, England, UK

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 2015 Boom Bust Boom (Documentary) (co-writer)
 2015 Absolutely Anything (screenplay)
 2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) (Documentary)
 2006 Barbarians (TV Mini 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 Mini 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) (film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" written by)
 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 by)
 1985 Bombardemagnus (TV 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)
 1977 The Punch Review (TV Series) (material - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (material)
 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 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (written by)
  Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (written by - 43 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)
- Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 (1972) ... (script: The Two Ronnies)
 1972 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (TV Mini 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)
 1971 Montreux 1971 (TV Special) (written by)
 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)
 1969 The Price of Fame or Fame at any Price (TV Series) (special material)
  Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (written by - 14 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 #2.7 (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)
  Complete and Utter History of Britain (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1969) (written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- James the McFirst to Oliver Cromwell (1969) ... (writer)
- Richard the Lionheart to Robin the Hood (1969) ... (written by)
 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: "Fairy Tales". London: Pavilion. ISBN 0907516033 See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


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)

Spouse:

Anna Söderström  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Sally Jones | See more »

Parents:

Alick George Parry Jones | Dilys Louisa (Newnes) Jones

Relatives:

Nigel Jones (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I seemed to take the 11-plus exam in my stride, although I thought I'd really failed because I didn't get into my first choice: King's College, Wimbledon. That was a public school and they'd been hoping I'd win a scholarship there but I didn't. So I found myself going to the Royal Grammar School, Guildford. See more »

Trivia:

Father, with Alison Telfer, of Sally Jones (b. 1974) and Bill Jones (b. 1976). See more »

Trademark:

Dark brown hair and eyes, short stocky build See more »

Nickname:

Jonesy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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