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Griff Rhys Jones

Biography

English comedian starred in the sketch show Not the 9 O’Clock Information and Alas Smith and Jones. He analyzed history and British at Emmanuel University. He received two Laurence Olivier Honours Best Comedy Overall performance Honours for Charley’s Aunt and Complete Turkey. He offers two kids with longtime wife Jo Jones. He previously a supporting part reverse Martin Clunes in the 1994 humor Staggered.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth November 16, 1953
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.73 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Brentwood School, Essex, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge
Nationality British
Spouse Jo Jones
Parents Gwyneth Margaret Jones, Elwyn Jones
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance, British Comedy Award for Best British Entertainment Performer, British Comedy Award for Best British Film Actor
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover in a Role
Movies Morons from Outer Space, Wilt, As You Like It, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Up 'n' Under, Small Miracles, Puckoon, Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, A Poet in New York, Murder on the Blackpool Express, Riot at the Rite, Love Somehow
TV Shows Alas Smith and Jones, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones, Greatest Cities of the World with Griff Rhys Jones, Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones, It'll Be Alright on the Night, The Smith & Jones Sketchbook, Three Men in a Boat, Mountain, Mine All Mine, Restoration, The World According To Smith And Jones, Funnybones, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Demob, Porterhouse Blue, A Short History of Everything Else, Great West End Theatres, Comic Relief
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#Fact
1Mother Gwyneth, father Elwyn Rhys Jones.
2He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Comedy Performance for his performance in "An Absolute Turkey".
3He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Comedy Performance in "Charley's Aunt".
4Was a member of the prestigious Cambridge University Footlights Club, and, later, the Vice-President of the Footlights Club.
5Attended Cambridge University in England, UK


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen One1991TV SeriesPatrick
The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt1990Henry Wilt
Rita Rudner1990TV Series
The Whole Hog1989TV MovieMaurice
Smith and Jones in Small Doses1989TV SeriesRev. Andrew Pennycuick / Boswell / Colin / ...
The Play on One1989TV SeriesHarry Clark
Jake's Journey1988TV MovieInnkeeper
The World According to Smith & Jones1987-1988TV SeriesGriff
The Home-Made Xmas Video1987TV MovieDad
Porterhouse Blue1987TV Mini-SeriesCornelius Carrington
Aikuisten Suomi1987Video shortReporter
Morons from Outer Space1985Graham Sweetley
Weekend Playhouse1984TV SeriesMichael
The Young Ones1984TV SeriesBambi
Two Foolish Men1983Short
Not the Nine O'Clock News1979-1982TV SeriesVarious Roles
Love Somehow2016Short completedDylan Thomas (voice)
Ordinary Lies2016TV SeriesPatrick
It'll Be Alright on the Night 402016TV Movie
Under Milk Wood2014TV MovieVoice (voice)
The Heart of Thomas Hardy2008TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Riot at the Rite2005TV MovieGabriel Astruc
Agatha Christie's Marple2004TV SeriesDr. David Quimper
Mine All Mine2004TV SeriesMax Vivaldi
The All Star Comedy Show2004TV MovieVarious Roles
Puckoon2002Col. Stokes
Casualty2002TV SeriesPaul Fuller
Aladdin2000TV MovieEmperor
Taliesin Jones2000Principal Caesar
Jonathan Creek1999TV SeriesJeremy Sangster
Jack and the Beanstalk1998TV MovieBaron Wasteland
Alas Smith & Jones1984-1998TV SeriesVarious Roles
Up 'n' Under1998Ray Mason, Radio York commentator
The Adventures of Pinocchio1996Video GameTino
The Adventures of Pinocchio1996Tino
Sardines1995TV MovieDavy Kotowski
Monty the Dog1995TV SeriesNarrator
Staggered1994Graham
Demob1993TV SeriesIan Deasey
Funnybones1992TV SeriesVoices
As You Like It1992Touchstone
Tales from the Poop Deck1992TV SeriesNarrator

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It'll Be Alright on the Night 402016TV Movie
It'll Be Alright on the Night 392015TV Movie
Quizeum2015TV Movie
A Short History of Everything Else2012TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Greatest Cities of the World2008-2010TV Series documentary written by - 6 episodes
Losing It: Griff Rhys Jones on Anger2008TV Movie documentary
Charles Dickens & the Invention of Christmas2007TV Movie documentary written by
The Smith and Jones Sketchbook2006TV Series
The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome2005TV Movie documentary
Smith & Jones: One Night Stand1994Video written by
Smith and Jones in Small Doses1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Morons from Outer Space1985
Alas Smith & Jones1984TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Not the Nine O'Clock News1979TV Series writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Griff's Great Britain2016TV Series documentary executive producer - 2 episodes
A Poet in New York2014TV Movie executive producer
A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones2014TV Series documentary executive producer - 5 episodes
Greatest Cities of the World2010TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Charles Dickens & the Invention of Christmas2007TV Movie documentary executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aladdin2000TV Movie performer: "Having a Ball"
Demob1993TV Series performer - 5 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story2009Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Griff's Great Britain2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
It'll Be Alright on the Night 392015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Slow Train Through Africa2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - presenter
The One Show2007-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Quizeum2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
National Treasures of Wales2014TV Series documentaryHimself
It'll Be Alright on the Night 22014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Loose Women2006-2014TV SeriesHimself
It'll Be Alright on the Night's Best of the Worst2014TV MovieHimself - Presenter
All New It'll Be Alright on the Night 2014: Part 32014TV MovieHimself
Mel Smith: I've Sort of Done Things2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Gryff Rhys Jones)
Burma, My Father and the Forgotten Army2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Would I Lie to You?2013TV SeriesHimself
Question Time2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
In Confidence2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
A Short History of Everything Else2012TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
Tales of Television Centre2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor
Perspectives2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Great West End Theatres2012DocumentaryHimself
Three Men in a Boat: The Best Bits2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The One Griff Rhys Jones2012TV MovieHimself
Three Men Go to New England2011TV SeriesHimself
Wogan on Wodehouse2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Three Men Go to Venice2011TV SeriesHimself
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask2011TV SeriesHimself
Fern2011TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
24 Hour Panel People2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Hidden Treasures of...2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Three Men Go to Scotland2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Greatest Cities of the World2008-2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Breakfast2003-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor
Three Men Go to Ireland2009-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Three Men in More Than One Boat2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The National Television Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Losing It: Griff Rhys Jones on Anger2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
It'll Be Alright on the Night2008TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Auntie's War on Smut2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Identity Crisis2008TV Special documentaryHimself
Graham Linehan: Funny Business2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Three Men in Another Boat2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Charles Dickens & the Invention of Christmas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Who Do You Think You Are?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Mountain2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Saturday Kitchen2007TV SeriesHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Annually Retentive2007TV SeriesHimself
Deadline2007TV SeriesHimself
A Taste of My Life2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedy Connections2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Mouse: A Secret Life2007TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Kipling: A Remembrance Tale2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Bigger Picture2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Betjeman and Me: Griff Rhys Jones2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Richard & Judy2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Smith and Jones Sketchbook2006TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Various Characters
Mark Lawson Talks to...2006TV SeriesHimself
Wogan Now & Then2006TV SeriesHimself
Three Men in a Boat2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Final Chance to Save: Black Rhino's with Griff Rhys Jones2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sport at Heart2005ShortHimself
This Week2005TV SeriesHimself
Page Turners2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Apprentice2005TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 052005TV SpecialHimself
Going to Work Naked2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Tubridy Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Scenes: Agatha Christie's Marple2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Politics2004TV SeriesHimself
Points of View2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest Presenter
Have I Got News for You1992-2004TV SeriesHimself
Kelly2004TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday BBC Two2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2003TV SeriesHimself
Restoration2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter / Himself / Himself- Presenter
The Terry and Gaby Show2003TV SeriesHimself
God Almighty2003TV SeriesHimself
Heroes of Comedy1999-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Reputations2002TV Series documentaryHimself
You Only Live Once2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Sketch Show Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Omnibus2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast with Frost2001TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson Now2001TV SeriesHimself
Legends2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Ads2000TV SpecialHimself / Holston Pils Man
Parkinson2000TV SeriesHimself
'The League of Gentlemen': Behind the Scenes2000TV Short documentaryNarrator (voice, as Griff Rhys-Jones)
Clarkson1999TV SeriesHimself
Ruby1999TV SeriesHimself
The Not the Nine O'Clock News Story1999TV Special shortHimself
HARDtalk1999TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHimself
The Book Quiz1998TV ShortHimself
Live from the Lighthouse1998TV SpecialHimself
Crystal Balls1998TV Short documentaryHimself - Presenter
An Awfully Big Adventure1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Elton John1997TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
TFI Friday1997TV SeriesHimself
Auntie's TV Favourites1997TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Nose at Ten1996TV SeriesHimself
Shooting Stars1996TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson All Talk1996TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1995TV SpecialHimself
The Bookworm1994TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Smith & Jones: One Night Stand1994VideoHimself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1990-1994TV SeriesHimself
Q.E.D.1993TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19921992TV MovieHimself
Wogan1991-1992TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimself / Jeff Tracy
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief1991TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Clive1990TV SeriesHimself
Whose Line Is It Anyway?1988-1989TV SeriesHimself
Jackanory1989TV SeriesHimself
A Night of Comic Relief 21989TV SpecialHimself
Aspel & Company1987-1988TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief1988TV SpecialHimself
The Grand Knockout Tournament1987TV SpecialHimself
Comedians Do It on Stage1986TV MovieHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself
Who Dares Wins1984TV SeriesHimself
Alas Smith & Jones1984TV SeriesHimself
Sunday, Sunday1983TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball1982DocumentaryHimself / Various Roles
Fundamental Frolics1981Himself
Saturday Night at the Mill1981TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Many Faces of...2011-2016TV Series documentaryComedy Sketch Role / Ian Deasey
Timeshift2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Not the Nine O'Clock News, 1980
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Double Act
Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie2013DocumentaryHimself
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesBambi
Country Tracks2011TV SeriesHimself
University Challenge: The Story So Far2006TV Movie documentaryBambi (uncredited)
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryVarious
Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 22005VideoHimself
Room 1012005TV SeriesHimself
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You'2002VideoHimself
Night of a Thousand Faces2001TV SpecialVarious
Match of the Eighties1997TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Bean1997TV Special documentaryVarious Roles (uncredited)
Match of the Seventies1996TV SeriesHimself
Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1985TV Series advert
- Episode dated 1 October 1985 1985 ... advert

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987ACECableACE AwardsWriting a Comedy SeriesAlas Smith & Jones (1984)· Mel Smith (writer)
· Rory McGrath (writer)
· Colin Bostock-Smith (writer)
· Jimmy Mulville (writer)
· Lesley Byrn (writer)
· Andy Hamilton (writer)
· Susan Clark (writer)
· John Hadleigh (writer)
· William Pointer (writer)
· Guy Jenkin (writer)
· Jim Pullin (writer)
· Martin Bergman (writer)


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#Quote
1I have been shamelessly wearing my wife's underwear. It is only a pair of ski-wear thermal leggings and hopelessly unerotic.


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