David Jones was associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1966 and famed for his interpretations of Gorky and Pinter. He was a tall and genial man with a rich deep voice and a cutting intelligence that informed his work on writers as diverse as Gorky, Harold Pinter, Brecht, O’Casey, Shakespeare, Shaw and Ronald Harwood. His extensive television work included directing Pinter’s screenplay of Langrishe, Go Down, and he went on to direct feature films of Pinter’s Betrayal in 1982 and Hugh Whitemore’s 84 Charing Cross Road, which was the royal film performance in 1987. He was artistic director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Theatre Company in New York for three years from 1979, and adjunct professor of drama at Yale. His career as a director, after taking a first class degree in English at Cambridge, started at the Tower Theatre in Canonbury and embraced television, film, the RSC and Broadway in a manner unmatched by any of his contemporaries.