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Terry Jones

  • Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Wales, UK
  • Birthday: February 01
Date of passing: 
January 21, 2020

Obituary

Obituary: 

Terry Jones was a Welsh actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.

Jones is best known as one of the founding members of the iconic British comedy troupe, Monty Python.

Terry Jones was a Welsh actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.

Jones is best known as one of the founding members of the iconic British comedy troupe, Monty Python.

Jones attended Oxford University in the 1960s, where he met future Python co-star Michael Palin. After graduation, Jones worked on various comedy series in the UK, including the satirical news show The Frost Report, where he worked with Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, and John Cleese, who would also join him in Python. Subsequently, the five British writer-performers joined forces with American animator Terry Gilliam and worked together on the sketch series Monty Python's Flying Circus, which aired for 45 episodes between 1969 and 1974.

Python also made five films, starting with And Now for Something Completely Different, which was produced in 1971 and consisted of re-shot sketches from Flying Circus, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Monty Python's Life Of Brian (1979), Monty Python Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1982), and Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life (1983). As well as co-starring, Jones also directed The Meaning Of Life, Life Of Brian, and Holy Grail.

After Python, Jones worked on a wide variety of projects for film and television as writer, director, and host, became an avid historian, wrote close to 20 children’s books, and wrote regular opinion pieces for UK newspapers. In 2004, he received an Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming for Terry Jones' Medieval Lives, a half-hour documentary series which examined personalities from the Middle Ages.

Jones died January 21, 2020, in London, England. He was 77.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination No Emmys

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming - 2004

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