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Terry Jones

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Birth Name: Terence Graham Parry Jones

Birth Place: Colwyn Bay, Wales

Birthday: February 1, 1942, Aquarius

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Alick Jones — Father
  • Siri Jones — Daughter
  • Nigel Jones — Brother
  • Alison Telfer — Ex-wife
  • Sally — Daughter
  • Anna Soderstrom — Wife
  • Dilys Jones — Mother
  • Bill Jones — Son


  • University of Oxford, St Edmund Hall College, Oxford, England (BA in English, 1964)