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Also Known As: Jennifer Jones Died:
Born: December 4, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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This petite auburn-haired sparkling-eyed British character player is best-known in her homeland for her acclaimed stage and TV performances. Gemma Jones is recalled by American audiences for her starring turn as the lower-class cook turned upper-crust hotelier in two series of "The Duchess of Duke Street" (PBS, 1976-78) and for her screen work as the often perplexed mother of the Dashwood sisters in Ang Lee's superior "Sense and Sensibility" (1995).

This petite auburn-haired sparkling-eyed British character player is best-known in her homeland for her acclaimed stage and TV performances. Gemma Jones is recalled by American audiences for her starring turn as the lower-class cook turned upper-crust hotelier in two series of "The Duchess of Duke Street" (PBS, 1976-78) and for her screen work as the often perplexed mother of the Dashwood sisters in Ang Lee's superior "Sense and Sensibility" (1995).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Forget Me Not (2011)
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 Good (2008)
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 Ballet Shoes (2008)
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 Contractor, The (2007)
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 Fragile (2005)
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1962:
After graduating from RADA, made stage debut in "The Beaux Strategem"
1962:
Made London stage debut opposite Peter O'Toole in "Baal"
1971:
Feature film debut, Ken Russell's "The Devils"
1971:
Played Hippolyta and Titania in Peter Brook's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on tour throughout the world including the U.S.
1972:
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
1976:
Starred in "The Duchess of Duke Street" (shown first on the BBC and in the U.S. on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater")
1979:
Made stage musical debut as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret"
1980:
Cast as Portia in BBC production of "The Merchant of Venice"
1986:
Co-starred in "The Importance of Being Earnest" (BBC)
1991:
Starred in Arthur Miller's "A Ride Down Mount Morgan" in London
1994:
Returned to U.S. to appear with The National Theatre production of "The Winter's Tale" in Washington, DC
1995:
Played supporting role of Mrs. Dashwood in Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility"
1997:
Portrayed Lady Queensberry in "Wilde"
1999:
Co-starred as Mrs. Winslow in David Mamet's remake of "The Winslow Boy"
2001:
Landed featured role in the London stage revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
2001:
Cast as the title character's mother in "Bridget Jones's Diary," based on the novel by Helen Fielding
2002:
Played Madam Pomfrey in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," directed by Chris Columbus
2003:
Landed recurring role on ITV crime drama "Trial & Retribution"
2004:
Reprised role as Bridget's mum in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason"
2009:
Reprised Madam Pomfrey role in David Yates directed "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
2010:
Appeared in "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," written and directed by Woody Allen
2011:
Returned as Madam Pomfrey in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
2012:
Played supporting role opposite Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the period comedy "Hysteria"
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England - 1962

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companion:
Sebastian Graham-Jones. Director.

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father:
Griffith Jones. Actor.
mother:
Irene Jones.
son:
Luke Graham-Jones. Born c. 1973.

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