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Series Host

SIMON JONES made his Broadway debut in The Real Thing (1984) and has since appeared in Benefactors, The School for Scandal, Getting Married, Private Lives, The Real Inspector Hound/Hamlet, The Herbal Bed, Ring Round the Moon, Waiting in the Wings, Blithe Spirit and Farinelli and The King. Off-Broadway/regional theatre includes Death takes a Holiday, Long Island Sound, Home, and The Cocktail Party in New York, Quartermaine’s Terms (Williamstown),  Hay Fever, The Home Place, and Shadowlands  at the Guthrie, Divine Rivalry, and My Fair Lady at Hartford Stage, Blithe Spirit in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, DC, The Drowsy Chaperone at Cape Playhouse, and Grey Gardens at Sag Harbor and L.A. Among film credits are Privates on Parade, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Miracle on 34th Street (the remake), The Devil’s Own, and Downton Abbey (as King George V).  He will soon be seen as ‘Bannister' (the butler) in HBO’s new ten-part series “The Gilded Age” by Julian Fellowes, but is still best remembered as ‘Bridey’ in Brideshead Revisited ‘, ‘Arthur Dent’ in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and ‘Sir Walter Raleigh’ in Blackadder. Simon served as co-Artistic Director of TACT (The Actors Company Theatre) for 12 years, and is also an award-winning narrator of audio books. 


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