Hollywood actor Toby Jones has appeared in a lot of big movies, including Captain America: The First Avenger, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Snow White and the Huntsman. He also played Dobby the house elf in the Harry Potter movies and plays Claudius Templesmith in The Hunger Games films, two roles that Toby was very keen to open up about.
Jones told Collider, “It feels great! My kids are big fans of The Hunger Games books, and they loved the first movie. It’s great that I’m in a job where they sometimes get an insight into that world. Not that they come to the set, and not that they’re interesting, at all, in me telling them stories about the set, but it’s fun that we’re both interesting in the same book, for different reasons.”
He then said of the Harry Potter films, “Harry Potter was a total surprise. I was naive and didn’t know. It was the second film and I really didn’t know anything about it, other than the first film was very successful. The phenomenon was very early on. Even today, I’m astonished at the amount of interest and enthusiasm that there is for those films. Not because they’re not good, but it’s very personal to people. It’s linked to people’s childhood. People have grown up with it. I feel honored to be a part of that massive group of characters.”
Toby Jones is currently in the process of filming the second instalment of The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire, which is set to be released on November 22, 2013 in both the US and the UK.