I intended to write a really good article today about Gemma Jones and how much I adore her. Then a family we are friends with had to emergency evacuate from their homes due to the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County, which is right up the road from us, so we dropped everything to open our home to them. Because I can only keep three important tasks in my head at any given time (hello, ADHD), the emergency basically erased everything else from my brain and I wasn’t able to write the in-depth article that Gemma deserves. We now have two more adults, one teenager, and two dogs who don’t like our cats under one very stressed out roof, so I apologize to everyone who is disappointed as a result.
Anyhoo, Gemma Jones is one of my favorite actresses of all time. She’s been in so many of my favorite films and TV shows, and chances are good that even if you don’t recognize her name, you will recognize her face, because she’s been in EVERYTHING. Here are the highlights from her lengthy career, spanning 55+ years.
Spoils of Poytnon (1971)
The Devils (1971)
Fall of Eagles (1974)
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976-1977)
Merchant of Venice (1980)
The Jim Henson Hour: The Heartless Giant (1988)
On the Black Hill (1988)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Jane Eyre (1997)
The Winslow Boy (1999)
Shanghai Knights (2003)
Poirot: Five Little Pigs (2003)
Ballet Shoes (2007)
The Lady Vanishes (2013)
Gentleman Jack (2019-)
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