Toby Jones

Jones in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Toby Edward Heslewood Jones

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 7 September, 1966

Ethnicity: English, likely some Welsh

Toby Jones is an English actor. His many roles include the films Orlando, Ever After: A Cinderalla Story, the Harry Potter universe, Finding Neverland, Mrs Henderson Presents, Infamous, Amazing Grace, The Painted Veil, W., Frost/Nixon, Captain America: The First Avenger, My Week with Marilyn, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Adventures of Tintin, The Hunger Games franchise, The Girl, Dad’s Army, Morgan, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Disney’s Christopher Robin, Empire of Light, and The Pale Blue Eye, as well as television and stage works.

He is the son of actors Freddie Jones and Jennifer E. Heslewood. He is married to Karen, with whom he has two children.

Toby’s paternal grandfather was named Charles Edward Jones.

Toby’s paternal grandmother was named Ida Elizabeth Goodwin.

Toby’s maternal grandfather was Reginald Roland Edward Heslewood (the son of Roland Edward Swindley Heslewood and Bertha Hinchliffe). Reginald was born in Canada, to English parents. Toby’s great-grandfather Roland was the son of Edward Ernest Heslewood and Fanny Swindley. Bertha was the daughter of Joseph Hinchliffe and Sarah Shaw.

Toby’s maternal grandmother was Doreen F. Jessica Oscar/Wale (the daughter of parents surnamed Wale and Harrison). Doreen was born in Croydon, Surrey, England.

Source: Marriage record of Toby’s maternal grandparents, Reginald Roland Edward Heslewood and Doreen F. Jessica Oscar/Wale –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    This face can only be British. With such surname and look, he is possibly part Welsh, though hard to trace back.

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