- Was Head Boy at the Royal Grammar School.
- Met and performed comedy with Michael Palin in The Oxford Revue.
- Directed three of the four films that have been banned in Ireland: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) and Personal Services (1987).
- Authored several children's books, beginning with Fairy Tales in 1981, and adapted one of them, The Saga of Erik the Viking, into a film in 1989 (as Erik the Viking).
- Had an asteroid, 9622 Terryjones, named for him in 1993.
- Has written extensively on medieval history, which has led to his work on several documentary series on the subject, including Terry Jones' Medieval Lives (2004).
- Performed with The Carnival Band, appearing on their 2007 album Ringing the Changes.
- 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
- 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Song Written for a Film: Nominee
- Bill Jones — Son
- Nigel Jones — Brother
- Alick Jones — Father
- Alison Telfer — Ex-wife
- Siri Jones — Daughter
- Sally — Daughter
- Anna Soderstrom — Wife
- Dilys Jones — Mother
- University of Oxford, St Edmund Hall College, Oxford, England (BA in English, 1964)
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