James Earl Jones is a two-time Tony Award-winning actor who is currently starring alongside Cicely Tyson in the Broadway revival of D.L. Coburn's The Gin Game at the John Golden Theatre until 10 January 2016.|
Mr Jones picked up Tony Awards for his performances in Fences (1987) and The Great White Hope (1969), as well as nominations for Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012) and On Golden Pond (2005). His other Broadway credits include You Can't Take It With You, Driving Miss Daisy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, "MASTER HAROLD"…and the boys, Othello, Of Mice and Men, and many more. He made his Broadway debut in the 1958 production of Sunrise at Campobello.
His many off-Broadway credits include King Lear, The Cherry Orchard, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, The Winter's Tale, and The Merchant of Venice, amongst many others.
He received an honorary Academy Award in 2012 for his lifetime's work on screen and was also nominated for an Oscar in 1971 for the film adaptation of The Great White Hope, which also earned him a Golden Globe award and a further Golden Globe nomination. He also picked up Golden Globe nominations for Pros and Cons (1992), Gabriel's Fire (1991), and Claudine (1975). He won two Emmy Awards in 1990 for Gabriel's Fire and Heatwave, along with a further six Emmy nominations over the years.
His most notable screen credits include Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Conan the Barbarian, Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games, The Hunt for Red October, Field of Dreams, and Coming to America, as well as voicing the characters of Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King franchise and Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise.