Freddie Jones

Biography: On the strength of his performance as Claudius in the '60s British TV series The Caesars, Freddie Jones won the 1969 World's Best TV Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. It was an honor he'd seldom be in danger of winning again. A one-time lab technician who'd won a scholarship to the Rose Buford College of Speech and Drama, Jones started out as a stage actor of unusual perception and intelligence. He gave audiences a taste of what was to come with a small screeching role in his first film, Marat/Sade (1966). Biding his time in staid character roles for his few years in films, Jones let loose with his performance as a dedicated scientist turned synthetic monster in 1970's Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. After this, the estimable Jones became, if not Britain's Vincent Price, certainly Britain's Anthony Zerbe. Twitchy, eccentric, and about as subtle as a cattle stampede, Jones built up his fan following in such concoctions as The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973), Krull (1983),On the strength of his performance as Claudius in the '60s British TV series The Caesars, Freddie Jones won the 1969 World's Best TV Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. It was an honor he'd seldom be in danger of winning again. A one-time lab technician who'd won a scholarship to the Rose Buford College of Speech and Drama, Jones started out as a stage actor of unusual perception and intelligence. He gave audiences a taste of what was to come with a small screeching role in his first film, Marat/Sade (1966). Biding his time in staid character roles for his few years in films, Jones let loose with his performance as a dedicated scientist turned synthetic monster in 1970's Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. After this, the estimable Jones became, if not Britain's Vincent Price, certainly Britain's Anthony Zerbe. Twitchy, eccentric, and about as subtle as a cattle stampede, Jones built up his fan following in such concoctions as The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973), Krull (1983), Dune (1984), Erik the Viking (1989) and Wild at Heart (1990). Freddie Jones may have long since abandoned any efforts at screen realism, but he definitely knows on which side his bread is buttered. Expand

Freddie Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 82 Cold Comfort Farm
Lowest Metascore: 41 Dune
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
12 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Come on Eileen Mar 23, 2012 Dermot 5.1
61 Ladies in Lavender. Apr 29, 2005 Jan Pendered 8.0
82 Cold Comfort Farm May 10, 1996 Adam Lambsbreath 7.9
52 Wild at Heart Aug 12, 1990 George Kovich 6.8
65 Young Sherlock Holmes Dec 4, 1985 Chester Cragwitch / Chester Cragwitch 6.4
59 The Black Cauldron Jul 24, 1985 Dallben / Dallben 7.6
41 Dune Dec 14, 1984 Thufir Hawat 6.3
50 Firestarter May 11, 1984 Doctor Joseph Wanless 6.7
45 Krull Jul 29, 1983 Ynyr 6.4
44 Firefox Jun 18, 1982 Kenneth Aubrey / Kenneth Aubrey 8.3
78 The Elephant Man Oct 10, 1980 Bytes 8.5
tbd The Satanic Rites of Dracula Oct 1, 1978 Professor Julian Keeley tbd
55 Kidnapped Dec 22, 1971 Cluny tbd
55 Far from the Madding Crowd Oct 18, 1967 Cainy Ball 7.3