The incredibly modest and incredibly marvellous Toby Jones

When it comes to talking about great actors, the incredible TOBY JONES is right up there with the very best.

Toby Jones as Truman Capote in Infamous

Toby Jones as Truman Capote in Infamous

The roles that TOBY JONES plays are as varied as they are accomplished. He’s such a great actor that over the last five years we’ve seen him embody an incredible array of parts, including:

the iconic Truman Capote in Douglas McGrath’s other film about the genius writer, Infamous

Karl Rove, the senior advisor to George Bush in Oliver Stone’s W

the famous talent agent Irving ‘Swifty’ Lazar who represents Richard Nixon in Ron Howard’s brilliant recreation of the 1977 series of interviews between David Frost and the disgraced president in Frost/Nixon

the nefarious scientist Dr Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger

Claudius Templesmith, the pompous co-presenter in The Hunger Games

Percy Alleline, the shady new chief of ‘The Circus’ in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 

and director Alfred Hitchcock in the British television movie charting his relationship with the actress Tippi Hedren in The Girl.


But what’s it like to have lunch with him? Euan Ferguson finds out in this brilliant interview where he chats about, amongst other things, fine dining and De Niro:

“I like to be in as many different kinds of project as humanly possible.”