Ruth Jones Biography
Ruth Jones is a Welsh television actress, novelist, and screenwriter. Also, she co-starred and co-wrote award-winning British comedy Gavin & Stacey and has appeared in many television dramas and comedies. She played a lead role in the comedy-drama series Stella for Sky 1 produced by Tidy Productions, a company they founded in 2008 with her husband David Peet. In 2007, she was named the Best Female Comedy Newcomer by the British Comedy Awards.
She was raised up in Porthcawl and attended Porthcawl Comprehensive School. She began participating in every year musical theatre productions. She later joined the University of Warwick where she graduated with a degree in Theatre Studies and Dramatic Arts. After graduating she trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. In 1989, she made her first debut in professional role-playing the Countess Almaviva. During that she toured the UK for six months.
After the tour, she worked as a clerical assistant in the Education Contracts dept of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council after she found it hard to find an acting job. At that point, she even considered training as a solicitor. In 1990, she was offered an equity contract shifting scenery and playing a ninja turtle (Michaelangelo!)
Ruth Jones TV
In 1991, she first worked in TV and radio comedy for BBC Wales. In 1999, she played a role in a hit British film, East Is East and her performance helped her get theatre roles with RSC and National Theatre.
She later 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 made an appearance in several BBC comedies playing as Magz in Saxondale, Linda in Nighty Night and Myfanwy in Little Britain.
In 2008, she achieved her prominence with the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey where she took the lead role as Nessa Jenkins and she co-wrote with James Corden. The show became a hit for BBC3 and moved to BBC 1. In 2008, she featured on BBC 1 Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Little Dorrit two television period costume dramas and also featured in two episodes of the Street.
In December 2009, she starred in A Child’s Christmases In Wales. However, In 2010, she starred in BBC four comedy The Great Outdoors alongside. In January 2011, she starred as carrying 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 John Le Mesurier.
She co-founded Tidy Productions with producer David Peet and produced the series that she represented on BBC Radio Wales in 2008-2009. Also, In January 2018 Jones took the part of Mandy Haveez in the Radio Wales comedy series SPLOTT. She worked with director Debbie Issit appearing in the forthcoming film Nativity 4 in March 2018. Her first novel Never Greener was published in April 2018. The novel went into Sunday Times bestseller list at no 7 after just three days of sales and even at one point, the novel reached number one slot for two consecutive weeks.
Ruth Jones Age
She was born on September 22, 1966, in Bridgend, the United Kingdom as Ruth Alexandra Elisabeth Jones. She is 52 years as of 2019. She celebrates her birthday every year on 22nd September
Ruth Jones Family
She was born in Bridgend, Glamorgan. Her mother was a medical doctor and her father was a lawyer for British Steel Corporation. She has three siblings a younger sister and two older brothers.
Husband | Children
She got married in 1999, to David Peet who is a producer. Ruth met her husband, David Peet, in the nineties when they were working on a comedy pilot together. However, she was single; he was married with three children. Actually, she has three stepchildren Lousie Peet, Alex Peet, and Fiona Peet. David ended up leaving his wife, and Ruth and he have been together ever since. Ruth Jones’ husband has also produced the shows Borderline (1990) and The Great Outdoors (2010). The couple lives in Cardiff.
Ruth Jones Body Measurements
- Height: 162.6 cm
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Ruth Jones Height
She stands at a height of 162.6cm
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Ruth Jones Net worth
She has an approximate total net worth of $100,000 – $1M
Ruth Jones Weight loss program
It took her 22 months, to lose weight after years of fad diet without the desired results. She lost weight the old fashioned way and she is in the best shape of her body that she desired.
Ruth Jones Awards
She was awarded the Best Female Comedy Newcomer at the 2007 British Comedy Awards and was also nominated for Best Television Comedy Actress. In November 2009, she received an award for the Ultimate Funny Woman award at the annual Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards. She was also awarded BAFTA Cymru Sian Phillips Special Recognition Award in 2009.
She received an honorary degree from the University of Warwick in July 2013. In 2013, she was awarded a BAFTA nomination at the London awards for best actress for her role as Stella. was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to entertainment.
Ruth Jones Films
|1999||East Is East||Peggy||Film4|
|1998||The Theory of Flight||Becky||Fine Line Features|
|1996||Emma||Bates’ Maid||Miramax Films|
Ruth Jones Writings
|2007–2009||Gavin & Stacey||3 series||co-written with James Corden|
|2009||Ar Y Tracks||TV movie|
|2006||The Chase||1 episode|
|2005||Fat Friends||1 episode||Series 4 Episode 3 “Angels Delight”|
Ruth Jones Production work
- Gavin & Stacey (Series 1, 6 episodes: BBC3 and BBC2 2007)
- Gavin & Stacey (Series 2, 7 episodes: BBC3 2008)
- Gavin & Stacey (Christmas Special: December 2008)
- Gavin & Stacey (Series 3, 6 episodes: BBC1 2009,2010)
- Ar Y Tracs Exec. Producer Tidy Productions S4C 2009)
Frequently Asked Questions About Ruth Jones
Who is Ruth Jones?
Ruth Jones is a Welsh television actress, novelist, and screenwriter. Also, she co-starred and co-wrote award-winning British comedy Gavin & Stacey and has appeared in many television dramas and comedies.
How old is Jones?
How tall is Ruth?
XY stands at a height 162.
Is Jones married?
She is married to her lovely husband David
How much is Ruth worth?
She has an approximate total net worth of $100,000 – $1M.
How much does Jones make?
Where does Jones live?
She lives in Cardiff with her family
Is Ruth dead or alive?
She is still alive and in good health.
Where is Ruth now?
she is currently in Cardiff.
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