Born in Manchester, he made his film debut in One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942), and developed a career in the British cinema of the 1940s. Films included The Wicked Lady (1945); The Rake's Progress (1945); Nicholas Nickleby (1947); and The Small Back Room (1949).
In the 1950s he began to concentrate on a stage career, becoming an accomplished character actor, later also appearing in a number of television series, including Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars and Doctor Who.
He was successively married to Anne Ridler and Pauline Bentley.
Jones died of a heart attack while appearing in a play in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1972.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He visited South Africa in 1954 to appear in a series of plays for the Brian Brooke Company, including Gaslight, Dial M for Murder, The Mousetrap and Carrington V.C.. He returned in 1972 to do A Man and His Wife (1972), but sadly died while in Johannesburg.
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