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Born: September 7, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oxford, England, GB Profession: actor

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A chameleon-like performer with a knack for disappearing completely into his roles, Toby Jones was an award-winning actor and playwright who parlayed his success on the London stage into an acclaimed string of roles in films and television on both sides of the Atlantic. A bit and supporting player in U.K. and European features since the early 1990s, he hit his stride in 2002 with an Olivier Award-winning turn in the West End comedy "The Play What I Wrote." The show's popularity led to more visible roles in features and television, including "Finding Neverland" (2004) and "Elizabeth I" (2005). He gained his strongest notices and widest exposure for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in "Infamous" (2005), which was largely overshadowed by Philip Seymour Hoffman's Oscar-winning take that same year in "Capote" (2005). Regardless of the snub, Jones' commitment to his characters had an effect on critics and producers alike, and he was soon a regular in both American and Continental productions, including "The Painted Veil" (2006) and Frank Darabont's "The Mist" (2006). He ably portrayed figures of historical importance in based-on-fact dramas like "Frost/Nixon" (2008) and the George Bush biopic "W"...

A chameleon-like performer with a knack for disappearing completely into his roles, Toby Jones was an award-winning actor and playwright who parlayed his success on the London stage into an acclaimed string of roles in films and television on both sides of the Atlantic. A bit and supporting player in U.K. and European features since the early 1990s, he hit his stride in 2002 with an Olivier Award-winning turn in the West End comedy "The Play What I Wrote." The show's popularity led to more visible roles in features and television, including "Finding Neverland" (2004) and "Elizabeth I" (2005). He gained his strongest notices and widest exposure for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in "Infamous" (2005), which was largely overshadowed by Philip Seymour Hoffman's Oscar-winning take that same year in "Capote" (2005). Regardless of the snub, Jones' commitment to his characters had an effect on critics and producers alike, and he was soon a regular in both American and Continental productions, including "The Painted Veil" (2006) and Frank Darabont's "The Mist" (2006). He ably portrayed figures of historical importance in based-on-fact dramas like "Frost/Nixon" (2008) and the George Bush biopic "W" (2008), in addition to lending his colorful characterizations to entertainments like "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) and "The Hunger Games" (2012). A true actor's actor with the ability to completely transform himself to suit the needs of a character, Jones remained one of the more respected and sought after performers in film.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Dad's Army (2015)
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 God Only Knows (2014)
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 Serena (2013)
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 Girl, The (2012)
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1992:
First role in the film adaptation of "Orlando"
1998:
Played a door keeper in "Les Misérables"
1999:
Played an English Judge in "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc"
2001:
Starred in the London West End comedy "The Play What I Wrote," directed by Kenneth Branagh
2002:
Voiced Dobby the house-elf in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
2005:
Appeared in "Finding Neverland," starring Johnny Depp and directed by Marc Forster
2005:
Cast as Robert Cecil, the first Earl of Salisbury, in the HBO/Channel 4 production "Elizabeth I"
2006:
Starred in the title role in the Truman Capote biopic "Infamous"
2006:
Cast in John Curran's adaptation of the Somerset Maugham novel "The Painted Veil"
2007:
Cast in "Amazing Grace," Michael Apted's film about the slave trade in 19th century Britain
2007:
Co-starred in Stephen King's "The Mist"
2008:
Portrayed former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove in Oliver Stone's controversial film "W."
2008:
Portrayed Swifty Lazar, the legendary talent agent and deal-maker in the film adaption of Peter Morgan's "Frost/Nixon"
2010:
Reprised voice role of Dobby in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
2011:
Cast in "Captain America: The First Avenger" opposite Chris Evans
2011:
Played the chief of a British Intelligence unit in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
2011:
Portrayed Marilyn Monroe's publicist Arthur Jacobs in "My Week with Marilyn"
2011:
Lent his vocal talent in "The Adventures of Tintin," directed by Steven Spielberg
2012:
Cast as one of the eight dwarfs in "Snow White and the Huntsman" opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron
2012:
Acted opposite Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro in the drama thriller "Red Lights"
2012:
Portrayed Alfred Hitchcock opposite Sienna Miller (as Tippi Hedren) in HBO's "That Girl"
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