Meet the Actors- #2 Freddie Jones

Welcome to the second in our series of ‘Meet the Actors’, in which we introduce the talented actors who voice our lively characters! The Canterbury Tales has been running since 1987, and still uses the incredible voice acting we recorded at the time.

Starring as the man himself, Geoffrey Chaucer, Freddie Jones is an amazing addition to our voice-talent team!

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Freddie in The Elephant Man. Source:

A British actor born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1927, Freddie is a well-known and long-established character actor. Though acting was always his hobby, Freddie only emerged as a professional actor in 1963, having worked with a ceramic-making firm previously.  He trained at Rose Bruford College before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he built a reputation as an astute performer. He made his film debut in 1967, but became well-known for his award-winning role as Claudius in The Caesars a couple of years later.

Over his life, Freddie has achieved successes in a vast number of both films and television programmes, appearing in over 160 productions! To name but a few, Freddie has appeared in The Elephant Man, David Copperfield, Ladies in Lavender, Inspector Morse, Wild at Heart and many more.

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Freddie as Sandy in Emmerdale. Source:

Freddie is currently finding great success in his role as Sandy Thomas in Emmerdale, who he has been playing since 2005. We are delighted that Freddie is a member of the cast of voice-actors who narrate our attraction!