Marie Jones

Inside Biography


Sarah Marie Jones is a Belfast-based actress and playwright, well recognized for her plays including The Government Inspector, A Night in November.

Early life and education

Sarah Marie Jones was born on 1951, Belfast. During her early age, Jones took theater training to make her career bright. She is white in ethnicity and holds British nationality.


Marie Jones career began when she helped establish the Charabanc Theatre Company, an all-woman group. The purpose of the company was to help counteract the lack of a role for a woman.

The company also produced a series of collaboratively written original works.The group's first debut play Lay Up Your Ends, Based on a strike by mill girls in the early part of the 20th century, which became an immediate hit.

Marie Jones also wrote five plays for the Replay Theatre Company, including Under Napoleon's Nose in 1988.

The play for which Jones is widely known is Stones in His Pickets, a play based on the concept of a Hollywood film company filming a movie in a small Irish Village and resulting impact on that community.

Moreover, Marie Jones has also written numerous stage and television plays, including Tribes, Fighting the Shadows, The Hamster Wheel. Wingnut and the Sprog and A Night in November.

Recently, Jones wrote a book for a new musical, The Chosen Room which was performed in Belfast in 2008, Youth Music Theatre: UK. Later she wrote Act 2 of this musical, which was held the following year in 2009 at the same place.

Marie Jones is also popular for her appearance as an actress. One of her most popular appearances was for playing "Sarah Conlon" in In the Name of the Father, a movie about The Troubles.

Personal life

Marie Jones is a married woman. She is married to Ian McElhinney, a British actor who has appeared in numerous television series and movies. He is widely recognized for his portrayal in the currently trending tv series named Game of Thrones.

The couple shares three children together. They have three sons named Matthew McElhinney, Darren McElhinney, and David McElhinney. There is no any sign of divorce of the couple as they are still strong since their marriage.

Net worth

Marie Jones earns a decent amount of money from her acting and playwright career, as she has appeared in various plays and movies as well as she has written numerous plays.

Moreover, she has achieved few number of awards including Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 1999 Irish Times/ESB Theatre Award for Bst Production, John Hewitt Award for outstanding contribution to culture, tradition and the arts in the Northern Island, also been awarded the OBE in 2002, last but not least Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from University of Ulster etc., which increases her salary in high amount.

Jones is living a luxurious life with her husband children.

by ab-niranjan, 10 Jul, 2017

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