- Laurence Jones apparently met and married his wife, Polly Walker in the line of their work as actors
- The actor whose family members are into showbiz changed his line of work and moved back to London after many years in the US
- He is still together with his wife of many years whom he met on the set of one of their theatre performance
Laurence Penry Jones and Polly Walker’s love relationship looks so perfect and similar to a Hollywood script. The actor and his wife of many years have enjoyed a marriage of many years which in itself defies many celebrity relationships.
Reportedly, the two first met in 2003 at the Theatre West End in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Both acted in the adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ play by Christopher Hampton. Shortly after that meeting, they started a romantic affair that will later pave way for marriage.
While he appeared in many roles in the 2000’s such as The Forsyte Saga, he has not been seen in any roles. Here is all we found out about his marriage and life.
Laurence Penry Jones’s Wife is Older Than Him
The former actor is still married to Polly Walker, his wife of many years. They tied the knot on October 23 2008 and over the years, they are still together. Laurence and his wife lived in the US after their marriage for many years. It was in 2015 that they finally decided to move back home to London.
Despite the age difference between the couple, it has not made their love wane. Laurence is 47 years old while his wife Polly Walker is 57 years old making their age difference as wide as a decade.
Fascinating Details About Laurence Penry Jones
1. His Early Life
Laurence Penry Jones was born in 1977 in London, England to Peter Penry Jones and Angela Thorne. His father is of Welsh descent while his mother is of English descent.
His lineage is connected to Indian as far back as the 19th century while most of his forbears served in the Indian army.
2. Laurence Penry Jones was an Actor
The well-known husband of Polly Walker has a background in acting too. He is a credited actor with many movie roles in the 2000 decade. However, he is not seen these days either on screen or in the theatres.
In his active years, Lawrence Penry Jones appeared in ;
3. He Shares Two Children With His Wife, Polly Walker
The London-born shares two children with his wife. Seemingly, the children, Giorgio Walker and Delilah Walker are not his biological. Moreso, they do not bear his surname but their mother’s family name.
Laurence’s wife had her two children from previous relationships that predates their marriage in 2008. She had Giorgio in 1994 and Delilah in 2000.
4. His Wife Is an Actress
Laurence may have taken a break from acting, yet, his wife of many years is a successful actress. Polly Walker found recognition following her portrayal of the title role in the 1990 television series Lorna Doone. Despite initially set out to be a dancer, her life course was altered to acting due to an injury she suffered at the age of 18.
Nonetheless, the new career path brought her success and fame as she landed many roles. It was also in the line of her work as an actress that she met her husband, Lawrence.
5. Laurence Penry Jones Is From A Family of Actors
The former actor is connected to many actors from his family. Starting from his parents, Angela and Peter who were both actors back in the day. They appeared in many Movie/Tv roles between the 1960s and 2000s.
His father and mother were together during those years they were building their career while training their children. Interestingly, Laurence and his older brother Rupert Penry Jones took up the acting streak from their parents. His brother’s wife, Dervla Kirwan
Unlike his parents, however, his wife’s parents had day jobs. His father-in-law worked in a hotel while his mother-in-law was a school teacher.
6. Laurence’s Father’s Death was Confirmed on Who Do You Think You Are
His veteran actor dad died on March 11, 2009, but his passing went unnoticed by many fans till the news came up during a show. Laurence’s brother, Rupert made the revelation about their father’s death when he appeared on BBC One Who Do You Think You Are? in 2010.
Obviously, their father had taken ill before he went for a screen test and he later died after slipping into a coma. Other details about their family heritage was found on the same show.
7. His Older Brother was a Playboy in The Past
Laurence’s popular elder brother, Rupert was quite wild in his hay day. Right from the onset, he did not like school and as a result, he was thrown out. He started his later life on such a footing but meeting his wife, changed his perception of his former playboy life.
He was once considered for the role of James Bond before the role went to Daniel Craig. Notwithstanding he found other roles that propelled his career forward. Some of his popular roles in Spooks, Silk DI, Whitechapel, and The Strain.
Where is Laurence Penry Jones Now?
The one-time actor later shifted his career to become an ambulance driver. At the moment, he is back home in London with his family. He returned home after spending 11 years in the US.
During his stay in the States, he lived in Los Angeles but unlike most British actors that moved to the US and had successful careers in Hollywood, Lawrence has left the big screen.