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Overview (2)

Born in Poole, Dorset, England, UK
Died in Rockport, Maine, USA  (emphysema)

Mini Bio (1)

David Hugh Jones was born on February 19, 1934 in Poole, Dorset, England. He was a director and producer, known for 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), Betrayal (1983) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). He was married to Amanda Jones and Sheila Allen. He died on September 18, 2008 in Rockport, Maine, USA.

Spouse (2)

Amanda Jones (1997 - 16 October 2013) ( his death)
Sheila Allen (1964 - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (4)

Was artistic director of the RSC's Aldwych Theatre.
Father, with Sheila Allen, of sons Joe Jones and Jesse Jones.
Left the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1979 to take up an appointment as artistic director at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and to found a resident theatre company modelled on the RSC. Taught at the Yale School of Drama in 1981 before returning to England.
While he directed A Christmas Carol (1999), his son Joe portrayed Caroline's husband. That character and his wife Caroline previously did not appear in every film adaptation of Charles Dicken's holiday-themed novel. Their scene occurs after the Spirit of Christmas Future compels Scrooge to view his own bedroom with a shrouded corpse of himself on the bed and before the spirit takes him to Bob Cratchit's house.

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