Toby Edward Heslewood Jones is known by his stage name Toby Jones. Toby is a British actor who was born on September 7, 1966. His numerous character acting roles on stage and screen have made him well-known. Jones received training at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq from 1989 to 1991.

In 2001, he made his Broadway and West End debut in the comedy play The Play What I Wrote, for which he received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He was a nominee for his second Olivier Award in 2020, this time for Best Actor, in recognition of his work in the Uncle Vanya revival by Anton Chekov.

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For his role as Alfred Hitchcock in the HBO television film The Girl (2012), he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film. For his work in Detectorists (2018), he won a Best Male Comedy BAFTA. He played the role of Culverton Smith in the BBC crime drama Sherlock episode “The Lying Detective” in 2017.

Quick Info

REAL NAME Toby Edward Heslewood Jones
BORNSeptember 7, 1966
AGE57 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACEHammersmith, London
SPOUSEKaren Jones
NET WORTH$145 Million
HEIGHT5 feet 4 inches (165cm)

How was the early life of Toby Jones?

Jones was born in Hammersmith, London, England. His father is an actor, Freddie Jones. His mother is  Jennifer Jones who is also an actress. However, he also has two brothers: Casper, also an actor, and Rupert, a director.

In the 1980s, he went to Oxfordshire’s Christ Church Cathedral School and Abingdon School. He pursued his studies in drama from 1986 to 1989 at the University of Manchester and from 1989 to 1991 at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

His career

Since he made his acting debut in the 1992 film Orlando, Jones has made appearances in over 20 films. In the Harry Potter movies Chamber of Secrets (2002) and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), he voiced Dobby. He played Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury in the Elizabeth I television series on HBO and Channel 4.

He played Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous in 2006. In 2007, he made an appearance in the Stephen King movie The Mist. In Frost/Nixon (2008), he played Hollywood agent Swifty Lazar, and in Oliver Stone’s W, Karl Rove. He played Max in Virginia, Dr. Paul Shackleton in Red Lights, and the Huntsman, and a lead role in the ITV miniseries Titanic in 2012.

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In 2014, he played Neil Baldwin in the BBC series Marvellous. He played Captain Mainwaring in the movie Dad’s Army, in February 2016. He played the title role of Agent Verloc in the BBC series The Secret Agent in July of that same year. Jones played the role of Culverton Smith in the BBC crime drama Sherlock episode “The Lying Detective” in 2017.

In 2018, he played Mr. Eversoll, the dinosaur auctioneer in the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Jones voiced Owl in Disney’s live-action Christopher Robin that same year. Oxford Brookes University awarded an honorary doctorate to Toby James in 2018.

Toby Jones personal life

Jones revealed on The Graham Norton Show that he and his wife Karen Jones who is a criminal lawyer had been together for 25 years before getting married in 2015. Holly Jones and Madeleine Jones are their two daughters. For his contributions to drama, Jones was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2021 New Year’s Honours.

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About his Radio and Audiobook career

Jones played Lord Brideshead in the Brideshead Revisited BBC Radio adaptation in 2003. The title character in the 2005 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Oblomov was voiced by Jones. Additionally, he read the 2009 Radio 4 adaptation of A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. In the 2010 BBC Radio adaptation of An Inspector Calls, he played Inspector Goole.

Jones recorded the audiobook version of John Le Carré’s final novel Silverview for Penguin Audio in 2021.

How much is Toby Jones worth?

Toby Jones is a well-known actor for his ability to embody diverse characters in both film and television. Toby has earned significant revenue from his different sources of income. Jones has a net worth of $145 Million US dollars. He is a versatile and accomplished actor. Jones’s family is the base of his acting career. He also had done many advertisements and campaigns for the brand.

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