David Robert Jones was born in Brixton, London, on January 8, 1947. In the Shorncliffe Army Camp, Margaret Mary “Peggy” was born not far from Cheriton, Kent. Her paternal grandparents were immigrants from Manchester, Ireland. In a movie in Royal Tunbridge Wells, she was a waiter.
Over the course of his career, Bowie made appearances in more than 30 movies, television shows, and stage productions. He previously compared his film career to “splashing in the kids’ pool” and said that his acting career was “productively selective,” prioritizing cameos and supporting roles above lead roles.
Bowie received praise for his unmasked performance as Joseph Merrick in the Broadway version of The Elephant Man from July 1980 to January 1981.
Bowie played the neighbor of a 12-year-old boy who was on the verge of death in Mr. Rice’s Secret. In Ben Stiller’s comedy Zoolander from 2001 and in Eric Idle’s mockumentary The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch from 2002, Bowie played himself as the judge in a “walk-off” amongst competing male models.
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David Robert Jones was born in Brixton, London, on January 8, 1947. He was 1.77m tall before his death.