Freddie Jones, Actor in ‘The Elephant Man,’ Dies at 91

Freddie Jones, the British actor who over a nearly 70-year career played such memorable roles as the sadistic freakshow owner in David Lynch’s “The Elephant Man,” died July 9 in the U.K., according to numerous British media reports.

He was 91.The father of actor Toby Jones, he had more recently been appearing on British soap “Emmerdale” as Sandy Thomas.In 1980, he starred his first film for Lynch, “The Elephant Man,” which starred John Hurt as a deformed man in Victorian London.

Subsequently, the actor continued working with Lynch and appeared in “Dune” (1984), “Wild at Heart” (1990), and the three-part U.S.

TV series “Hotel Room.” Upon news of Jones’ death, the filmmaker shared his remarks on Twitter.“Dear Twitter Friends, I loved, loved, loved Freddie Jones,” Lynch tweeted.

“Man-o-man will he be missed.”Dear Twitter Friends, I loved, loved, loved Freddie Jones.

Man-o-man will he be missed.— David Lynch (@DAVID

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