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Mark Lewis Jones
Born1964 (age 54–55)
Years active1985–present

Mark Lewis Jones (born 1964) is a Welsh actor, whose roles include that of a First Order Captain Moden Canady in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a police inspector in BBC drama series 55 Degrees North, a whaler in the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, soldier Tecton in Troy and Rob Morgan in the series Stella.

Early life[edit]

Mark Lewis Jones was born in Rhosllannerchrugog, Wales. He began acting as a teenager with the Clwyd Youth Theatre[1] and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.[2]


Jones has acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company,[3] and at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

He has made appearances in a number of television productions including This Life, Holby City, Spooks, Murphy's Law, Waking the Dead and Torchwood. Perhaps his most significant role for BBC television, however, has been as Detective Inspector Russell Bing in the police drama 55 Degrees North in which he played an outspoken, opinionated and at times humorous police officer, in a complex and intricately crafted series.

He also played Detective Sergeant Ray Lloyd in police drama Murder Prevention.[4] His two most renowned appearances in Hollywood blockbusters were as Hogg the Whaler in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and Tecton, a soldier in Troy.[5]

In 2001 he also portrayed Igraine's second husband Uther Pendragon in the American TV miniseries The Mists of Avalon. He played Irfon in S4C's Con Passionate, Josi in Sian James' Calon Gaeth,[6] and Bryan Jones in Y Pris.[7]

In 2009 he was a special guest in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, broadcast on 11 June on BBC Two (Wales only).[citation needed]

Jones auditioned for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) but did not get the part. However, he was later offered the part of Captain Canady for the sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He appears prominently in the opening sequences and says he played the part with "a posh Welsh accent".[8]



  • Appeared in radio broadcasts of Cadfael and Cocaine.[9]
  • Samson in Julian Simpson's The Listener[10]


Year Film Role Notes
2018 Apostle Quinn Film
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Captain Moden Canady Film [8]
Keeping Faith Steve Baldini TV drama series
2016 Trespass Against Us P.C. Pollock Film
National Treasure Gerry Series regular
Byw Celwydd Dylan Williams Series regular
Yr Ymadawiad (The Passing) Stanley Film [11]
2015 Y Gwyll / Hinterland John Bell Series 2, 1 episode
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Letho of Gulet Video game
Queen of the Desert Frank Lascelles Theatrical – currently filming[needs update]
Stella Rob Morgan Series 4, 1 episode
Father Brown Arnold Francis Episode 3.11 "The Time Machine"
Just Jim Donald TV film
2014 Child 44 Tortoise TV series – in post-production[needs update]
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Guido/Cleric/Scientist Voice
37 Days David Lloyd George
2013 Atlantis Mac 1 episode: "The Earth Bull"
Puppeteer General Dog Voice
A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day Æthelwulf
2012 Silk Sgt-Major Pierce 1 episode
Casualty Caleb Flack 1 episode: "Teenage Dreams"
Titanic David Evans 3 episodes: 1, 2 & 3
Stella Rob Morgan Regular, series 1
Sinbad Azdi Episode: "Eye of the Tiger"
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Darth Decimus, additional voices Video game
Baker Boys Pete Series regular
Ni no Kuni Kublai English version, voice
Game of Thrones Shagga, hill tribe leader 2 Episodes: "Baelor" and "The Pointy End"
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Letho of Gulet Video game
Dragon Age II Ser Emeric, Veld, additional voices Video game
Being Human Richard 2 Episodes: "The Pack" and "Adam's Family"
Silent Witness D.I. Frank Skipper 2 Episodes: "A Guilty Mind: Part I" and "A Guilty Mind: Part 2"
2010 Pen Talar Max Episode: "Episode No. 1.6"
The Cursed Mirror[12] Sir Oswalt Short film
Robin Hood Thomas Longstride Film
Bouquet of Barbed Wire Simon Clark TV – ITV
2009 A Child's Christmases in Wales Dad Television film
Merlin King Olaf Episode: "Sweet Dreams"
Crash Mr. Hill Episode: "Episode No. 1.6"
Risen Master Pallas Video Game (voice only)
Framed Daffyd Hughes Television film
Law and Order UK Mark Powell Episode: "Love and Loss"
Top of the Cops as himself – DCI Doug James TV
Zig Zag Love Paul Carmichael Television film
Welsh Greats[13] Presenter – as himself Episode: "Emlyn Williams"
2008 The Commander DCI Doug James Episode: "Abduction"
The Passion Apostle Marcus 3 episodes: "Episode No. 1.1," "Episode No. 1.2" and "Episode No. 1.3"
The Other Boleyn Girl Brandon Film
Caught in the Act Alan Williams Film
2007 The Commander DCI Doug James 3 episodes: "Fraudster," "Windows of the Soul" and "The Devil You Know"
Y Pris Chief Constable Bryan Jones 5 episodes: "Parti yn y Parc (Party in the Park)," "Gêm/Dêt (Game/Date)," "Parch (Respect)," "Y Fwled Gynta (The First Bullet)" and "Y Dechre (The Beginning)"
2006 Torchwood John Ellis Episode: "Out of Time"
Cravings Eisner
Calon Gaeth Josi Evans Small Country (USA festival title)
Stick or Twist Russ Series regular
Hydra Jones Short film
Little White Lies Dr James Series Regular
2005 Waking the Dead Tom McQueen Episode: "Cold Fusion"
55 Degrees North DI Russell Bing 7 episodes: "Episode No. 2.2," "Episode No. 2.3," "Episode No. 2.4," "Episode No. 2.5," "Episode No. 2.6," "Episode No. 2.7" and "Episode No. 2.8"
Con Passionate Irfon Series regular
2004 Murder Prevention DS Ray Lloyd 3 episodes: "Judgement Day," "False Prophet" and "Last Man Out"
Lie with Me Paul Stebbing Television film
Murphy's Law Simpson Episode: "Go Ask Alice"
Troy Tecton Film
2003 The Measure of My Days Escapee Short Film
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Mr. Hogg, Whaler Film
Spooks Mark Whooley Episode: "I Spy Apocalypse"
Red Cap (TV series) Sgt. Gary Jennings Episode: "H-Hour"
2002 A Mind to Kill Gethin Purse Episode: "The Little House in the Forest"
Y Tŷ Jim Series regular
Holby City Reece King Episode: "Secrets and Lies"
Lenny Blue DC Huw Morgan Television film
2001 The Bench Des Davies Series regular
The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells Arthur Brownlow
Tales from Pleasure Beach Dunk
The Mists of Avalon King Uther Pendragon
Score Tony Television film
2000 Where the Heart Is Brian Price Episode: "Getting Better"
Jason and the Argonauts Mopsus Television film
1998–1999 Solomon & Gaenor Crad Rees Film
The Knock David Ancrom 6 episodes: "Episode No. 4.1," "Episode No. 4.2," "Episode No. 4.3," "Episode No. 4.4," "Episode No. 4.5" and "Episode No. 4.6"
1996–1997 This Life Dale 6 episodes: "He's Leaving Home," "Unusual Suspect, "Let's Get It On," "Just Sext," "Brief Encounter" and "Family Outing"
Soldier Soldier Capt Jonathan Bell Episode: "Delayed Action"
Dangerfield DI Dicky Sutton Episode: "Trial"
1995 Casualty Alison Episode: "Trials and Tribulations"
A Mind to Kill Geraint Humphries Episode: "Son of His Works"
1992 Between the Lines P.C. Terry Gilzean Episode: "A Watch & Chain of Course"
1991 Heroes II: The Return Royal Marine Maj. Reggie Ingleton
1990 Paper Mask Dr Lloyd Film
1989 the Shell Seekers Danus Television film
Heartland Ieuan Television film
The Angry Eart Guto TV
1986 Valhalla Voice of Odin
1985 Morons from Outer Space Godfrey (as Mark Jones)

Personal life[edit]

On 11 September 2016 Jones took part in the Great North Run[14] to raise funds for Bloodwise. In April 2018 Mark ran the inaugural Wales Marathon held in Newport


  1. ^ Clwyd Theatr Cymru Archived 27 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Archived 23 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Royal Shakespeare Company Archived 28 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Murder Prevention Archived 7 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Troy, IMDb.
  6. ^ Green Bay Media Limited Archived 1 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ S4/C-Y Pris Archived 13 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ a b Nathan Bevan (16 December 2017). "Star Wars fans watching The Last Jedi might recognise a familiar Welsh face in the opening scenes". Wales Online. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  9. ^ Jones, Mark Lewis – FREE Jones, Mark Lewis information | Find Jones, Mark Lewis research
  10. ^ radio plays drama,bbc,Julian Simpson , DIVERSITY website, science fiction, journey into space
  11. ^ John DeFore (23 November 2015). "'The Passing' ('Yr Ymadawiad'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  12. ^ The Cursed Mirror on IMDb
  13. ^ Welsh Greats Emlyn Williams (2009), BBC.
  14. ^ "Which celebrities are running the Great North Run this year and how many do you know?". 1 September 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2017.

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