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Toby Edward H. Jones (born 7 September 1966) is an English actor.

Jones was born in Hammersmith, the son of Jennifer (née Heslewood) and character actor Freddie Jones, with whom he appeared in the film Ladies in Lavender. His brothers are Rupert Jones, a director, and Casper Jones, who works in Brighton. He attended Abingdon School in Oxfordshire in the early 1980s, alongside actor Tom Hollander and the members of Radiohead. He studied Drama at The University of Manchester from 1986-89.

Jones has appeared in more than twenty films since his first role in 1992 in the film adaptation of Orlando. He voiced Dobby the house-elf in the Harry Potter films and played Oblomov in the 2005 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the novels. He also appeared as Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, one of Queen Elizabeth I's councilmen in the HBO/Channel 4 production Elizabeth I. In 2006 he portrayed Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous. He appeared in the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist in 2007. In 2008, Jones portrayed Karl Rove in Oliver Stone's W. and as Hollywood agent Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon. He appeared in Doctor Who on 15 May 2010 as the 'Dream Lord'. On 7 May 2010 he was confirmed as the chosen actor to play the role of Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger, which is scheduled for a 2011 release.

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