Evan Jones

Evan Jones (born 1927, Portland, Jamaica) is a poet, playwright and screenwriter based in Britain. He was educated in Jamaica, the United States and England. Jones taught at schools in the United States before moving to England in 1956 and beginning a career as a writer. He wrote the scripts for the feature films King & Country, Modesty Blaise, Funeral in Berlin, and several television plays. Evan Jones was born in 1927, the son of a banana farmer. He grew up in rural Jamaica and was educated at the prestigious boarding school Munro College and Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Wadham College, Oxford in 1952 with a BA (Hons) in English literature. Jones taught at the George School in Pennsylvania and Wesleyan University, Connecticut. In 1956, he moved to England and earned his living as a writer of documentary drama, television plays and feature films. His works include the television documentary series The Fight Against Slavery and several films directed by Joseph Losey including Eva (a collaboration with Hugo Butler, 1962), King & Country (1964) and Modesty Blaise (1966).


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