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Jones, Richard

Richard Jones

Richard Jones (né Richard Henry Louen Jones) was born Louen (a ship's engineer) and Iris Jones  on March 18, 1945 in Insole Close, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK. 

As a child Jones attended Village School in Llandaff, then to Cathays High School in Cardiff where he learned to speak Welsh, and earned A-levels in physics, chemistry, and maths. From there he attended the University of Wales in Swansea and by 1968 had earned a BSc in physics and chemistry.
In 1969 Jones moved to St. Albans where he became a scientific officer at the Building Research Establishment at Garston where he specialized in ventilation, condensation, and mold growth in buildings.
During his spare time he would become an extra in films, and study painting in the '70s under Professor Ernst Fuchs, Wolfgang Manner, and Sargy Mann.

Jones died on November 18, 2009 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK. He was survived by his wife Louisa (2005 - to his death).

Labyrinth~1986 - Goblin Corps (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 - Ewok (and R2-D2 stand-in?)
Dreamchild~ - Mad Hatter (stand-in?)
Willow~1988 - Village Elder
Flash Gordon~1980 - Dwarf (see Actor Connections - Film)
?Tellifant~ - Garden Gnome

Film Construction
Life of Brian~1979

Video Games
Star Wars: Battlefront~2004 - (archive footage) Ewok

1983 - His portrait of Ginger Mills (a local and well-known eccentric) was displayed in the National Portrait Gallery

1982 - Taught painting at De Havilland College

1976-1978 - Chair of the UK Association for Restricted Growth

1972 - Elected full member of the Guild of Aviation Artists

Painter of portraits and aviation

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