On 2 October, BAFTA Cymru will present Terry Jones with the 2016 BAFTA Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television Award.
Featured below are new photos from the family archive as well as those kindly offered by professional photographers that have followed the Pythons filmmaking days.
Terence Jones is a BAFTA-nominated Welsh comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director, historian and author. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.
Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, and read English Literature at Oxford University.
Jones and the other Pythons got together in 1969 and wrote and performed Monty Python’s Flying Circus until 1974. Jones co-directed the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) and directed Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) and Monty Python’s Meaning of Life (1981), for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Original Song Written for a Film in 1984. He directed Personal Services (1987) and in 1989 wrote and directed Erik The Viking. He wrote, directed and played Toad in The Wind In The Willows (1995) and also wrote the screenplay for Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. He co-wrote and directed Absolutely Anything (2015).
He has presented numerous TV documentaries and his first foray into the world of opera, Evil Machines, based on a collection of his short stories, premiered in Lisbon in 2008 and a crowd-funded publication of the book was later released.