Felicity Jones

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: October 17 1983, Bournville, Birmingham, England.

Felicity Jones attended King Edward VI Handsworth School in Birmingham, where she participated in school theatre productions.

After secondary school she secured a place at the prestigious Wadham College, Oxford, where she studied studied English Literature. During her time at Oxford, Jones continued to explore her passion for acting by participating in various stage productions.

After completing her education, Felicity Jones embarked on her professional acting journey. She made her breakthrough in 2008 with her critically acclaimed performance in the drama film “Brideshead Revisited.” However, it was her role in the 2011 romantic drama “Like Crazy” that truly brought her widespread recognition. Her portrayal of a young woman in a long-distance relationship earned her numerous accolades, including a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Jones continued to impress audiences with her captivating performances in films such as “The Theory of Everything” (2014), where she portrayed Jane Hawking, the wife of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Her exceptional portrayal earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She further demonstrated her versatility in movies like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016) and “The Aeronauts” (2019).

In 2018, she married film director Charles Guard, and they welcomed their first child in 2020.

 

Suggested viewing

 

The Theory of Everything (2014)

The Theory of Everything poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.7

“The Theory of Everything” is a biographical drama that explores the life of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The film chronicles his journey from a brilliant young student to his battle with motor neuron disease, while also delving into his groundbreaking scientific discoveries and his complex relationship with his wife, Jane.

Top cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis, Maxine Peake, Harry Lloyd, Tom Prior.

Northanger Abbey (2007)

Northanger Abbey poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.2

“Northanger Abbey” is a coming-of-age novel by Jane Austen. The story follows Catherine Morland, an imaginative and naïve young woman, as she navigates the social intricacies of Bath society. Her obsession with gothic novels leads her to Northanger Abbey, where she unravels mysteries and learns valuable lessons about love and reality.

Top cast: Felicity Jones, Carey Mulligan, JJ Feild, Geraldine James, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Desmond Barrit, William Beck, Gerry O’Brien, Liam McMahon.

Cemetery Junction (2010)

Cemetery Junction

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.8

“Cemetery Junction” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama set in 1970s England. It follows the lives of three childhood friends, Freddie, Bruce, and Snork, as they navigate the challenges of their small town. They grapple with societal expectations, love, and the desire for something more, ultimately learning valuable lessons about friendship and personal growth.

Top cast: Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan, Felicity Jones, Ralph Fiennes, Ricky Gervais, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, Anne Reid.

Like Crazy (2011)

Like Crazy poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.6

“Like Crazy” is a romantic drama that revolves around Anna and Jacob, two college students who fall deeply in love. However, their relationship is put to the test when Anna, a British citizen, violates her visa and is banned from returning to the United States. Their love is tested as they struggle with the complexities of long-distance and the sacrifices they must make to be together.

Top cast: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston, Oliver Muirhead, Finola Hughes, Chris Messina.

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