Elwyn Brook-Jones
Born(1911-12-11)11 December 1911
Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo
Died4 September 1962(1962-09-04) (aged 50)
Reading, Berkshire, England
Years active1922–1962

Elwyn Brook-Jones (11 December 1911 – 4 September 1962) was a British theatre, film and television actor.[1]


Brook-Jones was born in Kuching, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. After a private education, he attended Jesus College, Oxford.

His public debut was in Australia, aged 11, as a concert pianist; he later made cabaret appearances in the US and the Far East.[2] He was a repertory actor, first appearing in London in 1943 in Hedda Gabler as Judge Brack, before going on to appear in many productions in the West End, films and television.[3][4]

In the BBC children's series Garry Halliday, he was the hero's opponent "The Voice".[5] His most prominent film role was arguably Tober in Carol Reed's Odd Man Out (1947).[2] He was also Gladwin in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Small Back Room (1949) and the Emir in The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960).[6]

He died in Reading, Berkshire, aged 50.[1]

Selected filmography

(The Deadly Capsule) (1959) as Mr Scheye


  1. ^ a b "Mr. Elwyn Brook-Jones". The Times. London. 5 September 1962. p. 14.
  2. ^ a b McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111968 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Elwyn Brook Jones - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  4. ^ "Elwyn Brook-Jones - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  5. ^ "Mr. Elwyn Brook-Jones". The Times. 5 September 1962. p. 14.
  6. ^ "Elwyn Brook-Jones". Archived from the original on 13 January 2009.