Ruth Jones
Actress, script-writer, producer
Ruth Jones
Ruth Jones is a Welsh TV actress and writer. She co-starred in and co-wrote the award-winning British TV comedy Gavin & Stacey (2007-2010), and has appeared in many television comedies and dramas, such as Jimmy McGovern's The Street with Timothy Spall (2009), and starring as Hattie Jacques in Hattie for BBC4 (2011) and as Stella in Stella for Sky 1 (2012). She was co-founder of Tidy Productions (2008), which she runs with her husband and TV producer, David Peet.
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CMLC seeks to protect farm, honor former owner
Blue Ridge Now - over 3 years
CEDAR MOUNTAIN — Except for the four years she attended college, Ruth Elaine Jones never left her parents' home and 59-acre farm on Solomon Jones Road until her untimely death in 2011 at the age of 56. “She could've left and moved anywhere,” said Jones' best friend, Beth Carden, who grew up half a mile up the road. “But she just loved her home and her family.” In her will, composed from her deathbed, Jones bequeathed her fifth-generation family farm to Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, along with an undisclosed sum of money for upkeep and instructions to keep the property in its current undeveloped state. “I have no doubt that if Ruth wanted to sell the land and give the money to one of the children's groups she was involved with, she could have done that,” Carden said. “But it was so important to her to protect her land. She just wanted to make sure she could go knowing that it would be taken care of in a way her parents and grandparents would've been proud of.” To honor J ...
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Exoneration panel bill clears initial House hurdle
Houston Chronicle - almost 4 years
The Texas House on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would create a commission dedicated to investigating exoneration cases. House Bill 166 by state Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, sets up a review panel specifically tasked with figuring out where the justice system failed in cases involving innocent Texans who were convicted  Read More
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Larry to head cast in city panto
Belper - almost 5 years
There is only one actor who can take on the role of a manipulative East End villain at the same time as playing one of the nation’s most sensible and loveable Dads in an award-winning comedy. Larry Lamb, original soap hunk and heartbreaker, star of stage and screen, EastEnders villain and Gavin’s Dad in Gavin and Stacey is to headline Derby LIVE’s pantomime for 2012-13, The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan as the dark and devious Captain Hook. In a career which began with Larry sailing the North Sea in the BBC’s Triangle, he’ll be docking the Jolly Roger at the Assembly Rooms later this year, bringing ship loads of pantomime-style nautical naughtiness in his battle to outwit and outmanoeuvre Peter Pan. Larry was voted Villain of the Year for his menacing portrayal of the ‘archetypal Mitchell’ in the BBC’s EastEnders. Having terrorised and tormented his family and neighbours, Archie Mitchell was finally killed off on Christmas Day 2009, in a programme watched by nearly 17 ...
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BSkyB: Why we’re a fit and proper company
Yorkshire Post - almost 5 years
SATELLITE broadcaster BSkyB today insisted it “remains a fit and proper licence holder” as it remains under the glare of media regulator Ofcom. The watchdog is considering whether BSkyB should hold a broadcast licence in the wake of the phone-hacking crisis at News International, which is owned by BSkyB shareholder News Corporation. Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of NewsCorp, which has a 39% stake in BSkyB, was told in a report by a committee of MPs yesterday that he was “not a fit person” to run an international company. But BSkyB, which revealed a net rise in customers of 78,000 to 10.5 million in the three months to March 31, hailed its “positive contribution to UK audiences, employment and the broader economy”. mfl Page 2: 09:26 Shares in BSkyB were 2% higher as the update was well-received by investors. Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers, said BSkyB was “powering ahead” despite other “distractions”. BSkyB reported a 5% increase in revenue ...
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The BAFTA Television Award Nominees Are…
Perez Hilton - almost 5 years
The BAFTA Television Awards nominees have finally been announced! The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards for 2012 will be airing on May 27th. While many of the programs may seem unfamiliar -- mainly because we don't get them in the United States -- some should still ring a bell. We were glad to see Maggie Smith nominated for Supporting Actress for her role in Downtown Abbey. Props to Harry Potter alum getting some love! It was also funny when we stumbled across Modern Family under the Foreign category! We forget it'd be foreign to anyone not in America. LOLz! Check out the list of the nominees for some of the top categories ... AFTER THE JUMP!!! Leading Actor Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock (BBC One) Dominic West - Appropriate Adult (ITV) John Simm - Exile (BBC One) Joseph Gilgun - This is England ’88 (Channel 4) Leading Actress Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult (ITV1) Nadine Marshall - Random (Channel 4) Romola Garai - The Crimson Petal and the ...
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Local aces hoping for capital gains
The Evening Telegraph - almost 5 years
WERRINGTON Jogger Paul Halford will attempt to be the leading local in the London Marathon for the third successive year despite a less than perfect build-up to Sunday’s big race. The 38 year-old former Cambs Road League champion began the year with a successful warm-weather training trip to Portugal with former clubmates John Herbert and Michael Moore plus Cambridge’s Kye Liddle but in recent weeks has struggled with injury niggles. Injury concerns are the last thing any runner wants going into a gruelling event like the marathon but for Halford it’s nothing new and he’s proved in the past he can overcome such setbacks. An Achilles injury led Halford to consider not even starting last year’s race but he went on to break the magical 2.30 barrier for the first time and take the gold medal in the Welsh Championships, held within the race. Although the Welsh international doesn’t expect to repeat his time of 2.28.32 he hopes to go close to 2.30. Moore has also suffered injury problem ...
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Lillie Ruth Jones
The Walton Tribune - about 5 years
Lillie Ruth Jones, 90, of Monroe, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 19, at Alcovy Mountain Baptist Church with the Rev. John King and Wade Jones officiating. Burial
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Ruth Jones on her kiss with co-star
Belfast Telegraph - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-243971" href="/ruth+jones">Ruth Jones</a> has told how the phone went dead when she told her co-star they'd be kissing in her new comedy drama. Related Stories <a class="fplink fp-111105" href="/heather+locklear">Heather Locklear</a> taken to hospital Rapper <a class="fplink fp-174114" href="/lil+wayne">Lil Wayne</a> writes jail memoir No laughing matter for Bettany Beyonce's Blue makes chart history Kylie tweets ex about engagement
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Ruth Jones: Singing isn't for me
The Evening Telegraph - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-243971" href="/ruth+jones">Ruth Jones</a> doesn't think her voice is good enough to appear in her own Gavin And Stacey musical.
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Ruth Jones: Gwyneth snubbed me
MSN Movies - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-243971" href="/ruth+jones">Ruth Jones</a> has recalled how her attempts to befriend <a class="fplink fp-105941" href="/gwyneth+paltrow">Gwyneth Paltrow</a> when they worked together on a film fell flat.
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'Gavin And Stacey' Star Ruth Jones Reveals Secret To Weight Loss
The Huffington Post - over 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-243971" href="/ruth+jones">Ruth Jones</a>, the star and creator of Gavin And Stacey, has surprised fans with her dramatic weight loss - shedding four-and-a-half stone. The former Fat Friends star, 45, reportedly said it had taken 22 months of calorie-counting to drop to a size 16. More...
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No search started for new Portage park superintendent - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Park Board President Ruth Jones said she has not talked to the mayor or other board members about the vacancy and said she believes Passera and Byers are capable of running daily operations with assistance of the board when necessary
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A quick chat with Jonathan Ross - What's On TV
Google News - over 5 years
I&#39;d also invite film-maker David Lynch, Lady Gaga, David Tennant and Ruth Jones, as you need a glamorous, funny lady at the table. I might have Nick Clegg round to find out why what could have been seen as a political success has turned into a series
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Celebrity Big Brother helps push Channel 5 ahead of ITV1 in peak time - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
On Monday night, Celebrity Big Brother beat the eagerly anticipated Stephen Fry&#39;s 100 Greatest Gadgets when the two went head to head between 10pm and 11pm; it also had more viewers than BBC2&#39;s chatshow Ruth Jones&#39;s Summer Holiday, which averaged 1.2
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Sunday Round Up: BSkyB, The X Factor, Cbeebies, Twinnings, Google Earth - The Drum
Google News - over 5 years
The series creators and actors Ruth Jones and James Corden were both approached to work for the channel, he revealed. Corden now presents a sports quiz show for Sky 1. X-Factor judges Louis Walsh is reported to be &#39;at war&#39; with producer Simon Cowell
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Boynton Beach focuses on downtown projects in CRA budget - Sun-Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Proposed projects include renovation of the &quot;Ruth Jones Cottage,&quot; which the agency hopes to convert into a restaurant, and development of &quot;Sea Life Lumination Art&quot; along Ocean Avenue to light up dark spaces, and encourage pedestrian traffic -- as well
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ruth Jones
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 44
    In January 2011 she starred as Carry On actor Hattie Jacques in the BBC Four drama Hattie, which tells the story of Jacques' affair with her young driver John Schofield while she was married to Dad's Army actor John Le Mesurier.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    In 2010, the company had comedy and light entertainment production credits with BBC Two and BBC Three.
    More Details Hide Details It has made two 90-minute comedy dramas for S4C and light entertainment shows for BBC Wales. Jones's company has also produced the comedy drama Stella for Sky TV. The first series aired in 2012. It was Jones' first major comedy project since Gavin and Stacey; as well as producing, Jones created the series, stars in the title role, and wrote four episodes. Jones has stated that she was worried about comparisons to Gavin and Stacey when setting a second programme in Wales, leading to the decision to set Stella in the Valleys rather than the South Wales coast: 'I know people from the Valleys and it is just a joyously colourful place and full of characters. My sister is actually a GP up there and the stories are fantastic.' A second series of Stella was filmed in summer 2012 and aired in early 2013.
  • 2008
    Age 41
    The company produced the series Jones presented on BBC Radio Wales in 2008-9, Ruth Jones' Sunday Brunch.
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    Jones achieved prominence in 2008 with the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey, which she co-wrote with James Corden, and in which she took a lead role as Nessa Jenkins.
    More Details Hide Details The programme became a hit for BBC 3 and moved to BBC 1. Jones has said of it, "It wasn't as deliberate as us saying, 'Right, we're going to react against cynical comedy'. We just wrote what we wanted. And it just so happens that the show does generate a lot of warmth. People seem to like that, especially when things aren't terribly jolly. It's nice to have your cockles warmed." The series won a number of awards, including two BAFTAs and four British Comedy Awards. Jones and co-star Rob Brydon recorded "Islands in the Stream" (a song performed by their characters in the programme) as a single for Comic Relief in 2009; the song reached No. 1 in the chart. In 2008 Jones narrated the 2008 TV movie Chaos at the Zoo about Anna Ryder Richardson's Manor House Wildlife Park. The same year she featured in the two BBC One television period costume dramas, Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Little Dorrit, as well as two episodes of The Street. In December 2009 Jones starred in A Child's Christmases In Wales. In 2010 she starred in the BBC Four comedy The Great Outdoors alongside Mark Heap, and in December presented a one-off chat show on BBC Two, Ruth Jones' Christmas Cracker.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 24
    She first worked in TV and radio comedy for BBC Wales in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Theatre roles with the RSC and The National Theatre were followed by her performance in the hit British movie, East Is East. After this Jones appeared on television as Kelly in four series of ITV's comedy Fat Friends, where she met future Gavin & Stacey co-writer James Corden. She also appeared in several BBC comedies, playing Myfanwy in Little Britain, Magz in Saxondale, and Linda in Nighty Night.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on September 22, 1966.
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