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Ken Jones (actor)

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Years active  1964–2014
Name  Ken Jones

Role  Actor
Spouse  Sheila Fay

Born  20 February 1930 (1930-02-20) Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Died  February 13, 2014, Prescot, United Kingdom
Education  Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Movies and TV shows  Porridge, The Wackers, The Squirrels, Jesus of Nazareth, Seconds Out
Similar People  Brian Wilde, Barrie Rutter, Peter Vaughan, Christopher Godwin, Vince Powell

Ken Jones (20 February 1930 – 13 February 2014) was an English actor.


Jones was born in Liverpool. After working as a signwriter and performing as an amateur, he trained at RADA and then joined Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. He appeared in many films and television programmes and played a lead character in the British sitcom The Squirrels (1974–77), but may be best known for his role as 'Horrible' Ives in Porridge. He also appeared in The Liver Birds as Uncle Dermot, in Goodnight Sweetheart as Owen Jones, and in Seconds Out as Dave Locket.

Personal life

Jones was married to the actress Sheila Fay, also a native of Liverpool, from 30 October 1964 until her death on 31 August 2013. He died from bowel cancer on 13 February 2014, seven days before his 84th birthday, in a nursing home in Prescot, Merseyside.

Selected filmography

  • The End of Arthur's Marriage (1965)
  • The Little Ones (1965) (uncredited)
  • ((The Golden Vision)) (1967)
  • The File of the Golden Goose (1969) - Stroud
  • Melody (1971) - Mr. Dicks
  • The Seven Minutes (1971) - Charles Wynter
  • Gumshoe (1971) - Labour Exchange Clerk
  • Jesus of Nazareth (1977) - Jotham
  • Murder by Decree (1979) - Dock Guard
  • Porridge (1979) - Ives
  • The Human Factor (1979) - Messenger
  • No Surrender (1985) - Ronny
  • Whoops Apocalypse (1988) - Man On-Off Cliff
  • Stanley's Dragon (1994) - Millington
  • Jude (1996) - Mr. Biles
  • References

    Ken Jones (actor) Wikipedia