Elwyn Brook-Jones

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Elwyn Brook-Jones
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Born(1911-12-11)11 December 1911
Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo
Died4 September 1962(1962-09-04) (aged 50)
Reading, Berkshire, England
Years active1922–1962

Elwyn Brook-Jones (11 December 1911 – 4 September 1962) was a British film and television actor. [1]



Brook-Jones was born in Kuching, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. After a private education, he attended Jesus College, Oxford.

His public debut was in Australia, aged 11, as a concert pianist; he later made cabaret appearances in the US and the Far East. [2] He was a repertory actor, first appearing in London in 1943 in Hedda Gabler as Judge Brack and going on to appear in many productions in the West End, films and television. [3] [4]

In the BBC children's series Garry Halliday , he was the hero's opponent "The Voice". [5] His most prominent film role was arguably Tober in Carol Reed's Odd Man Out (1947). [2] He was also Gladwin in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Small Back Room (1949) and the Emir in The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960). [1]

He died in Reading, Berkshire, aged 50. [1]

Selected filmography

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  1. 1 2 3 "Elwyn Brook-Jones". Archived from the original on 13 January 2009.
  2. 1 2 McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN   9781526111968 via Google Books.
  3. "Elwyn Brook Jones - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  4. "Elwyn Brook-Jones - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  5. "Mr. Elwyn Brook-Jones". The Times . 5 September 1962. p. 14.