Simon Jones

Birth Place: Charlton Park, Wiltshire, ENGLAND

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Broadway: The Real Thing, Benefactors, The School for Scandal, Getting Married, Private Lives, The Real Inspector Hound, The Herbal Bed, Ring Round the Moon, Waiting in the Wings, Blithe Spirit. Off-Broadway includes Long Island Sound, The Cocktail Party, Home, Privates on Parade and Death Takes a Holiday. Still best known for TV’s “Brideshead Revisited” (Bridey) and Arthur Dent in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

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York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Vivian Budd

Encores! New York City Center Production, 2018

Original Broadway Production, 2017
John Rich [Replacement]

[New York]
Encores! Concert, 2012

Roundabout Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Dr. Dario Albione

Broadway Revival, 2009
Doctor Bradman

[New York]
New York Concert, 2006

Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005

Encores! Concert, 2003


Original Broadway Production, 1999
Perry Lascoe

Lincoln Center Revival, 1999

Musicals in Mufti Concert, 1998


Barnabus Goche, Vicar General

Joseph Surface

Encores! Concert, 1995
Sebastian Sabastian

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1993

Broadway Revival, 1992
Elyot Chase

Reginald Bridgenorth

Giles Flack




Max [Replacement]

[West End]
Original London Production, 1977

Simon Jones Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2003]

Simon Jones Movies

[1980]Sir Henry at Rawlinson End Joachim

[1982]Giro City Henderson

[1983]The Meaning of Life Chadwick, Jeremy Portland-Smythe

[1983]Privates on Parade Sergeant Eric Young-Love

[1985]Brazil Arrest Official

[1986]Club Paradise Toby Prooth

[1990]Green Card Party Guest

[1991]American Friends Anderson

[1993]For Love or Money Albert

[1994]Miracle on 34th Street Shellhammer

[1995]12 Monkeys Zoologist

[1997]The Devil's Own Harry Sloan

[1998]Guru in Seven Removal man 1

[2005]The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Ghostly Image

[2006]Griffin & Phoenix Professor

[2006]Spectropia The Duck

[2013]The Search for Simon The Man in the Hat

[2016]The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live Arthur Dent

[2019]Downton Abbey King George V

Simon Jones TV Shows

Oz Judge Mason Kessler

Tattinger's Norman Asher

Simon Jones Awards and Nominations

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Hear Play Audio Theatre Launches New Podcast Season With a New Christmas Comedy, THREE WISE GUYS

The Audio Theatre podcast HEAR PLAY has announced the release of its new season with a production of THREE WISE GUYS by Scott Alan Evans and Jeffrey Couchman. Three Wise Guys is based on the short stories “Dancing Dan’s Christmas” and “The Three Wise Guys” by American humorist Damon Runyon, whose work is also the basis for the musical GUYS AND DOLLS. 

Every Broadway Actor in THE GILDED AGE Season Two

The Gilded Age has returned for season two with a fresh lineup of Broadway stars! The first season of Julian Fellowes' series featured over 60 Broadway alums, including Audra McDonald, Nathan Lane, Cynthia Nixon, and more. Check out which faces you recognize from the theatre, including new additions like Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos.

Photos: Rhea Perlman, Mark Ruffalo And More Turn Out As I NEED THAT Opens On Broadway!

The best of Broadway was on hand at the American Airlines Theatre last night, where Roundabout Theatre Company celebrated opening night of I Need That by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel. See the photos!

Photos: Inside the Gingold Theatrical Group 2023 Golden Shamrock Gala

Gingold Theatrical Group's 2023 Golden Shamrock Gala was held on Sunday October 29 at 6pm at Robert Restaurant. The evening honored humanitarian activists Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D.; Dr. Brian R. Saltzman, M.D.; and Ethan E. Litwin, all tireless supporters of human rights and the arts in New York, with the Golden Shamrock Award.

Video: Watch THE GILDED AGE Season Two Trailer With Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald & More

HBO has debuted the trailer for the second season of The Gilded Age, featuring the series' star-studded cast of Broadway stars. Watch the video featuring Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Michael Cerveris, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Donna Murphy, Audra McDonald, Nathan Lane, and more.

Video: Watch THE GILDED AGE Season Two Teaser Ahead of October Premiere With Donna Murphy, Denée Benton & More

The season will feature Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Michael Cerveris, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Ashlie Atkinson, and Laura Benanti. Watch the teaser video now!

Listen: Karl Kenzler, Joel de la Fuente & More Star in THREE WISE GUYS Podcast

Listen to HEAR PLAY's second season production of THREE WISE GUYS by Scott Alan Evans and Jeffrey Couchman.

Photos: Cynthia Nixon, Denee Benton, and the Cast of THE GILDED AGE Walks the Red Carpet at PaleyFest

The cast of The Gilded Age, starring Cynthia Nixon, Denee Benton, and more, appeared at PaleyFest this weekend. BroadwayWorld was there and snapped some photos of the cast on the red carpet. Check them out here!

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LEOPOLDSTADT

The best of Broadway came out to celebrate the arrival of Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard's Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Marber. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photo coverage from the red carpet!

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

PRIDE'S GOT TALENT Announces Finalists and Judges For This Sunday

Pride in London announced the finalists for the Pride's Got Talent Competition, one of countless events marking the 50th anniversary of the Pride March in London. Now in its 10th year, Pride's Got Talent brings together a range of performers from across the LGBT+ community, showcasing its diversity, creativity, and talent.

HBO Begins Production on THE GILDED AGE Season Two

The series stars Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Kelli O'Hara, Donna Murphy, Patrick Page, Laura Benannte, Audra McDonald, Robert Sean Leonard, and more.

Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two

Laura Benanti and Robert Sean Leonard have joined the second season of The Gilded Age as recurring characters. Newly-confirmed guest stars include Dakin Mathews (Waitress), Christopher Denham (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), David Furr (Burn This), Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman), Michael Braugher (To Kill a Mockingbird), and more.

Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara & More Upped to Series Regulars For THE GILDED AGE Season Two

Kelli O’Hara, Donna Murphy, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Ben Ahlers, Kelley Curran, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Patrick Page, and Sullivan Jones will appear in the second season as regulars. Audra McDonald, Nathan Lane, Denee Benton, and more will also appear in the new season.

Photos: BIRTHDAY CANDLES Opening Night Red Carpet

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, directed by Vivienne Benesch, celebrated opening night and BroadwayWorld was there to capture pictures.

HBO Renews THE GILDED AGE For A Second Season

The nine-episode drama series stars an extensive list of Broadway names, including Carrie Coon, Denée Benton, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Michael Cerveris, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, and more.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) have announced finalists for the 2022 Audie Awards. Finalists include Cynthia Erivo for Best Female Narrator and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Male Narrator. Leslie Odom Jr., Annie Golden, Telly Leung, and Jason Tam are also featured on audiobooks that made the list. Check out the full list of nominations now!

Broadway Actors in THE GILDED AGE & How You Know Them

Meet all of the Broadway actors in THE GILDED AGE! The new series features appearances by Audra McDonald, Denée Benton, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kelli O'Hara, Carrie Coon, Claybourne Elder, Donna Murphy, Katie Finneran, Debra Monk, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Patrick Page, Michael Cerveris, and more.

Hoy se estrena LA EDAD DORADA en HBO MAX con grandes estrellas de Broadway

Audra McDonald, Michael Cerveris, Denée Benton o Christine Baranski son algunos de los nombres del reparto.

VIDEO: Christine Baranski & Cynthia Nixon Talk THE GILDED AGE on TODAY SHOW

The cast also includes Denée Benton, Carrie Coon, Michael Cerveris, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Bill Irwin, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, and John Douglas Thompson. Watch the new interview now!


Simon Jones has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

Simon Jones has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Simon Jones's first West End show was Privates on Parade which opened in 1977

Simon Jones has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. He was nominated for the Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play category at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in "Waiting in the Wings." Additionally, he received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "Privates on Parade." These nominations highlight his talent and contribution to the Broadway stage.

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