Frederick Charles "Freddie" Jones (September 12, 1927 - July 9, 2019) was an English film and television actor born in Dresden, Staffordshire, England. He played Birdy Soames in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
The father of the fellow actor Toby Jones, Freddie Jones starred in many films, television shows and theatrical productions for almost sixty years. He became widely known by British audiences for playing Claudius in the six-episode television series The Caesars, a role for which he won the "World's Best Television Actor of the Year" award at the 1969 Monte-Carlo Television Festival. For international audiences, Jones was perhaps best known for his roles in the soap opera Emmerdale, the film The Elephant Man and the children show The Ghosts of Motley Hall. He also had roles in other films including Firefox, Dune, Wild at Heart and in plays such as The Dresser.