4 December 1942
|His/her attendance in Merlin series|
Gemma Jones is a British actress who played The Cailleach in the Series 4 episodes: The Darkest Hour: Part One and The Darkest Hour: Part Two of the BBC series Merlin. She is mostly known for portraying Madam Pomfrey in the Harry Potter film series and playing Bridget's mother Pam Jones in the Bridget Jones's Diary movies. Her brother, Nicholas Jones, is also an actor.
She was first recognised outside the UK in 1974, after playing the Empress Frederick in the BBC television drama series Fall of Eagles and Louisa Trotter in another BBC drama, The Duchess of Duke Street. In 1980, she played the role of Portia in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of The Merchant of Venice, opposite Warren Mitchell's Shylock.Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson in the Academy Award-winning period drama Sense and Sensibility (1995). Other notable roles include Lady Queensbury in Wilde (1997), Grace Winslow in The Winslow Boy (1999), Bridget's mother Pam Jones in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Poppy Pomfrey in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), reprising her role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011).