Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones December 2016.jpg
Jones in December 2016
Born
Felicity Rose Hadley Jones

(1983-10-17) 17 October 1983 (age 35)
NationalityEnglish
Alma materWadham College, Oxford
OccupationActress
Years active1996–present
Home townBournville, Birmingham
Spouse(s)
Charles Guard (m. 2018)

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones (born 17 October 1983) is an English actress. She started her professional acting career as a child, appearing at age 12 in The Treasure Seekers (1996). Jones went on to play Ethel Hallow for one season in the television series The Worst Witch and its sequel Weirdsister College. On radio, she has played the role of Emma Grundy in the BBC's The Archers. In 2008, she appeared in the Donmar Warehouse production of The Chalk Garden.

Since 2006, Jones has appeared in numerous films, including Northanger Abbey (2007), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Chéri (2009), The Tempest (2010), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and True Story (2015). Her performance in the 2011 film Like Crazy was met with critical acclaim, garnering her numerous awards, including a special jury prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2014, her performance as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything also met with critical acclaim, garnering her nominations for the Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2016, Jones starred in the adventure-thriller Inferno, the fantasy drama A Monster Calls and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Jyn Erso. In 2016, she received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.[1]

Early life

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones was born in Birmingham on 17 October 1983.[2] She grew up in Bournville, West Midlands.[3] She has one older brother. Her mother worked in advertising and her father was a journalist.[4] Her uncle is an actor, which prompted Jones' interest in acting as a child.[5] One of her great-great-grandmothers was from Lucca in Tuscany, Italy.[6]

After Kings Norton Girls' School, Jones attended King Edward VI Handsworth School, to complete A-levels and went on to take a gap year (during which she appeared in the BBC series Servants). She then read English at Wadham College, Oxford, graduating with an upper second in 2006.[7] She appeared in student plays, including Attis in which she played the title role,[8] and, in 2005, Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors for the Oxford University Dramatic Society summer tour to Japan, starring alongside Harry Lloyd.[9]

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