Toby Jones

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Out of Blue

27 Feb 20192 stars

GFF 2019: Atmospheric but inconsistent neo-noir from Britain's Carol Morley

Writer-director Carol Morley (The Falling) adapts Martin Amis's novel Night Train, turning it into an atmospheric, dreamlike neo-noir. The characters are almost swallowed up by the woozy New Orleans backdrop, as they try to make sense of the death of…


6 Nov 20174 stars

Toby Jones is directed by his brother Rupert in an ingenious psychological thriller

Toby Jones doesn't often claim leading parts, although when he does the results are usually quite special. Think of his role as the beleaguered sound engineer in Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio, or his turn as Truman Capote in Infamous. Here…

Casting announced for The Birthday Party at London's Harold Pinter Theatre, get tickets now

12 Sep 2017

Zoë Wanamaker, Toby Jones and Stephen Mangan confirmed to appear in classic play between Tue 9 Jan and Sat 14 Apr 2018

Casting has been announced for The Birthday Party at London's Harold Pinter Theatre, with tickets on sale now for this exciting production of a classic play. Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter, Passion Play, My Family), Toby Jones (The Play What I Wrote…

TV review: The Witness for the Prosecution, BBC One

20 Dec 20164 stars

An addictive and lavish adaptation of Agatha Christie's short story and play

Long gone are the days of Agatha Christie screen adaptations coming chockful of winsome characters, dodgy stereotypes and curious sleuths. After last festive-time's And Then There Were None (which at times looked to be going for the Game of Thrones…

Rafe Spall and Toby Jones set for Jurassic World sequel

8 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Rafe Spall and Toby Jones are being eyed for roles in the 'Jurassic World' sequel. Details of the upcoming blockbuster - which will see Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return - are being kept tightly under wraps, but according to Variety…

Toby Jones prefers writing scripts to producing films

4 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Toby Jones prefers to write scripts than produce films. The 49-year-old British actor stars in Luke Scott's directorial debut 'Morgan' - a striking World War Two drama based on real-life events. In an interview with, Toby said: "I'm…


30 Aug 20163 stars

Visceral, intelligent science fiction with terrific performances that is let down by a disappointing third act

Like his filmmaker siblings Jake and Jordan, feature debutant Luke Scott should probably be applauded for even picking up a camera. It can't be easy being the son of Ridley Scott, director of everything from Alien and Blade Runner to recent runaway hit…

Toby Jones feels 'storm of publicity' surrounding Sherlock

2 Jun 2016

TV gossip

Toby Jones didn't realise the "storm of publicity" that comes with starring in 'Sherlock'. The Hollywood star - who is famous for his roles in 'Dad's Army', 'Frost/Nixon', 'The Hunger Games' franchise and two 'Captain America' films - was nabbed to…

Toby Jones to play exciting villain in Sherlock

16 May 2016

TV gossip

Toby Jones has been cast in 'Sherlock' as "one of Doyle's finest villains". The 49-year-old actor - famous his roles in 'Dad's Army', 'Frost/Nixon', 'The Hunger Games' franchise and two 'Captain America' films - is set to take a break from Hollywood…

Dad's Army

1 Feb 20163 stars

Faithful but strangely pointless recreation of the classic sitcom, with Catherine Zeta-Jones

Watching Oliver Parker’s big screen take on beloved sitcom Dad’s Army will more than likely leave you with a strange feeling of déjà vu. Set in 1944, this wartime comedy about Home Guard volunteers in the fictional Walmington-on-Sea does a pretty eerie…

Tale of Tales

14 May 20152 stars

Cannes 2015: Eccentric, sprawling fairytale hodgepodge from Matteo Garrone

You cannot accuse Italian director Matteo Garrone of playing it safe. He followed his 2008 international breakthrough crime thriller Gomorrah with an old-fashioned satire of reality television’s fatal attraction in 2012's Reality. Now, he offers a loose…

TV review: Wayward Pines, Fox

5 May 20153 stars

Matt Dillon investigates strange goings on in surreal thriller Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines is a difficult show to discuss without delving into serious spoiler territory. In fact, you won’t really know what sort of series — or genre — you’re watching until the fifth episode. What can be revealed, though, is that it is a…

Toby Jones' children aren't fans of his films

6 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Toby Jones' children are indifferent to his film roles. The 46-year-old actor claims his daughters Madeleine and Holly have been thoroughly unimpressed by the roles he has landed in big Hollywood blockbusters like 'The Hunger Games' and 'Harry…

Toby Jones: Jennifer Lawrence is a class act

5 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Toby Jones thinks Jennifer Lawrence is a "class A act". The 56-year-old actor - who picked up the Best Actor gong at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards last night (04.02.13) - starred alongside the talented actress in last year's hit…

Christmas 2012 TV round-up

12 Dec 2012

Featuring Bad Santas, Friday Night Dinner, The Office, The Girl and The Snowman and the Snowdog

It’s not exactly a particularly seasonal thought, but 2012 might be less than fondly remembered as the year when many of our showbusiness heroes of the past were outed as, at best, sleazy letches and, at worst, sexual predators. Hurtling headlong into…

The best films of 2012

12 Dec 2012

Featuring The Master, Shame, Berberian Sound Studio, Tabu and Skyfall

1 The Master Five years after 2007’s multi-award-winning There Will Be Blood there was more than a little anticipation for Paul Thomas Anderson’s next project. The Master is the director’s tale of an enigmatic leader of a cult-like group called The…

Interview: Toby Jones on Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio

15 Aug 2012

Hannah McGill speaks to the actor about the genre-defying anti-horror movie

Two stories drew Toby Jones to Berberian Sound Studio, the sophomore feature project by British-born director Peter Strickland. There was the tale to be spun onscreen: that of a mild-mannered British sound engineer coming unstuck whilst working on sound…

Berberian Sound Studio

28 Jun 20124 stars

Striking and unsettling film from Peter Strickland set in a 1970s Italian horror sound studio

Films that address the artifice, fakery and manipulation inherent in their own medium obviously offer geeky thrills for knowing buffs, but they also draw out the intriguing emotional complexity of the filmmaker/viewer relationship: the fact that we…

The Rite - Demonic possession thriller bogged down by script

18 Feb 20113 stars

Anthony Hopkins, Rutger Hauer and Colin O'Donoghue fail to escape The Exorcist's shadow

(15) 113min ‘What did you expect, spinning heads and pea-soup?’ asks Vatican-approved exorcist Father Lucas Trevant (Anthony Hopkins) in Mikael Håfström’s demonic possession thriller, which initially offers a sober take on a horror genre that usually…

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

6 Jan 20104 stars

(18) 113 min Michael Winterbottom protégé Mat Whitecross (The Road to Guantanamo, The Shock Doctrine) shows a previously unseen penchant for the spectacular in this amusing biopic of Ian Drury. Whitecross sets up the story as a vaudeville act fronted…


22 Jan 20094 stars

DRAMA If you didn’t get a chance to see Michael Grandage’s celebrated and award-winning production of Peter Morgan’s two-hander, which dramatised one of the most famous interviews in the history of television broadcasting, then Ron Howard’s film…

Profile - Toby Jones

30 Oct 2008

Name Toby Jones Born 7 September 1967, Oxford, England Background In 2001, the diminutive British actor premiered his self-penned monologue – Missing Reels at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show was an entertaining account of how his role as a…


15 Jan 20073 stars

So how does this new film about Truman Capote writing In Cold Blood compare with Bennett Miller’s Oscar-winning Capote? It’s not as good, but this sentiment comes with a massive caveat as writer/director Douglas McGrath has created an entirely different…