Ken Jones (actor)

Ken Jones
Born (1930-02-20)20 February 1930
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Died 13 February 2014(2014-02-13) (aged 83)
Prescot, Merseyside, England, UK
Years active 1964–2014
Spouse(s) Sheila Fay (m. 1964–2013; her death)

Ken Jones (20 February 1930 – 13 February 2014) was an English actor.

Jones was born in Liverpool. After working as a signwriter and performing as an amateur, he trained at RADA and then joined Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. He appeared in many films and television programmes and played a lead character in the British sitcom The Squirrels (1974–77), but may be best known for his role as 'Horrible' Ives in Porridge.[1] He also appeared in The Liver Birds as Uncle Dermot, and in Seconds Out as Dave Locket.

Personal life

Jones was married to the actress Sheila Fay, also a native of Liverpool, from 30 October 1964[2] until her death on 31 August 2013.[3] He died from bowel cancer on 13 February 2014, seven days before his 84th birthday, in a nursing home in Prescot, Merseyside.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. 1 2 "Porridge actor Ken Jones, who played 'Horrible' Ives, dies". BBC News. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. Liverpool Echo, 14 February 2014
  3. "Wackers, The". TV Cream. Retrieved 13 June 2010.

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