Felicity Jones biography
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Date of Birth: October 17, 1983
Born in England, Felicity Jones began her screen acting career at age 12 with a starring role in the family-themed TV movie The Treasure Seekers. Just two years later, she was cast as snobby Ethel Hallow in a new TV series for children called The Worst Witch. The series was an English-Canadian co-production, filmed in Montreal, that aired on YTV in Canada and on HBO in the States. She reprised her role in the follow up series, Weirdsister College.
Felicity then took a break to attend Wadham College, Oxford, graduating in 2006 with second-class honors in
English. She returned to series television in 2007 with a regular role as Zoe Brogan in the Channel 4 mystery
series Cape Wrath, which was seen in the U.S. on Showtime. She made her theatrical film debut in
Flashbacks of a Fool (2008), starring Daniel Craig, and Brideshead Revisited
(2008), starring Matthew Goode. The following year, she played Margot Frank in the BBC miniseries The Diary of
Anne Frank. Other television credits include guest appearances on Doctor Who and Servants, and a role in the TV movie Northanger Abbey.
In 2009, she joined Michelle Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates in the feature film Cheri . She made
appearances in three feature films in 2010: Cemetary Junction, a comedy written and directed by the award-winning partnership of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, alongside a stellar cast including Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson and Matthew Goode; The Tempest , playing Miranda to Helen Mirren's Propera, with Russell Brand as Trinculo, and the coming-of-age drama SoulBoy. She was even busier in
2011, starring in Like Crazy as a British college student in love with her American classmate
(Anton Yelchin), which debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to universal critical acclaim, earning the film
the Grand Jury prize for U.S. dramatic film and Felicity a special jury award for acting. She also appeared in
Hysteria with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy and Rupert Everett; and Page 8, a
thriller by award-winning director David Hare, starring Rachel Weisz and Bill Nighy. The latter two films both screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
Felicity also has an extensive background in theater. She completed a run in Michael Grandage's production of
Luise Miller, a role for which she earned rave reviews. Additional theater credits include the role of
'Mia' in That Face at the Royal Court and the role of 'Laurel' in Enid Bagnold's The Chalk
Garden, which earned her outstanding reviews and a nomination at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for The
Milton Shulman for Outstanding Newcomer.
In radio, Felicity made her mark by narrating the voice of 'Emma Grundy' in the popular BBC Radio 4 programme
The Archers. Other radio credits include Watership Down, What a Drag and Mansfield Park, all for BBC Radio 4. She played a lead role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), but it was her starring role in The Theory of Everything (2014) that year that earned her nominations from both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
Felicity's latest projects include the action thriller Collide (2016), the action adventure Inferno (2016), starring Tom Hanks, the sci-fi adventure reboot Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), and the fantasy drama A Monster Calls (2017).