Gemma Jones (Grace Winslow), born Jennifer Jones, made her first major appearance in the United States with her starring role in the PBS mini-series "The Duchess of Duke Street." Trained at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts, where she won the Gold Medal in 1962, Jones has had a remarkable career on the stage, in very diverse roles. She played Goneril in "King Lear," Sally Bowles in "Cabaret," Blanche Dubois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing." Other productions include "The Winter's Tale," "Macbeth," "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Hamlet."
Jones' television work includes several productions for BBC TV such as "The Phoenix and the Carpet," and "The Importance of Being Earnest." Additionally, she appeared in "Jane Eyre," "Wilderness," "Some Lie and Some Die," "The Phoenix and the Carpet," and Jim Henson's series, "The Storyteller" all on the small screen.
Gemma Jones' film work includes Ken Russell's "The Devils" with Vanessa Redgrave, Bernard Rose's "Paperhouse," Chris Menaul's "Feast of July" with Ben Chaplin, Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility" with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant and Brian Gilbert's "Wilde" with Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave and Stephen Fry. Jones will soon be featured in Brandon Cole's "O.K. Garage" with John Turturro and Lili Taylor.
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