Felicity Jones Career Milestones
Born: Felicity Jones
Birth Date: January 19, 1984
Birth Place: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Felicity Jones starring in “Like Crazy”, a feature starring Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin, directed by Drake Doremus and based on his and Ben York Jones’ script. “Like Crazy” debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to universal critical acclaim, earning the film the grand jury prize for US dramatic film and Jones a special jury award for acting. She reunited with Doremus this past summer for his follow-up, a currently untitled film she shot in New York with Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan.
Jones also recently completed a pair of additional projects including “Hysteria” with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy and Rupert Everett, which premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, and “Cheerful Weather for the Wedding”, directed by Donald Rice based on Julia Strachey’s 1932 novella, with Mackenzie Crook, Elizabeth McGovern and Luke Treadaway.
Additional film credits include the following: “Page 8”, a thriller by award-winning director David Hare; “Chalet Girl”, a romantic comedy with Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy and Brooke Shields; Julie Taymor’s film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, also starring Dame Helen Mirren, Ben Whishaw and Alfred Molina; “Albatross”, directed by Niall MacCormick and co-starring Julia Ormond; “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; “Soulboy”, a coming-of-age drama directed by Shimmy Marcus; “Cheri”, directed by Stephen Frears, co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates and Rupert Friend; “Brideshead Revisited”, directed by Julian Jarrold, opposite Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw and Hayley Atwell; and “Flashbacks of a Fool”, with Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, rapper Eve, Keeley Hawes and Olivia Williams.
Jones’s television credits are also extensive. She played the sister of Anne Frank, Margot, in the critically acclaimed BBC adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Her other television credits include Channel Four’s “Cape Wrath” (“Meadowlands” in the US) opposite David Morissey, Evelyn Brogan and Harry Treadaway; Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey,” directed by Jon Jones playing the character of Catherine Morland; BBC’s hit BBC sci-fi series “Doctor Who” alongside David Tennant; “Servants,” directed by Tim Whitby and Hettie Macdonald; “Weirdsister College,” directed by Alex Kirby and Stefan Pleszczynski; and the children’s drama “The Worst Witch.”
A veteran of the stage, Jones also has an extensive background in theater. She recently completed a run in Michael Grandage’s production of Luise Miller, a role for which she earned rave reviews. Her additional theater credits include the role of ‘Mia’ in That Face at the Royal Court, directed by Jeremy Herrin; and the role of Laurel in Enid Bagnold’s The Chalk Garden starring opposite Margaret Tyzack and Penelope Wilton, her performance in which earned her outstanding reviews and a nomination at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for The Milton Shulman for Outstanding Newcomer.
Jones has also made her mark in radio by narrating the voice of ‘Emma Grundy’ in the popular BBC Radio 4 programme, ‘The Archers’. Her other radio credits include ‘WatershipDown’, ‘What a drag’ and ‘Mansfield Park’ which were all for BBC Radio 4.