Simon Jones (actor)

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Simon Jones (born July 27, 1950 in Charlton Park, Wiltshire) is an English actor, most famous for his appearances in the television and radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in which he played the lead role of Arthur Dent. He also had appearances in various other tv series, including Blackadder and Brideshead Revisited (in which he played Lord Brideshead, the heir to the Earl of Marchmain), and films, including Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Twelve Monkeys, and Green Card.

Like some of the Pythons he studied at the University of Cambridge and was a member of the famous Footlights, where he also met Douglas Adams. Therefore he participated in various film projects of Adams and the solo projects of the members of Monty Python.

In 2004, he reprised his role as Arthur Dent in a new radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The same year he was involved in the filming of the movie version of the first novel, taking the role of the voice of the Magrathean answering machine/automated defense system.

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