B I O G R A P H Y
Felicity Jones (born 17 October 1983) is an English actress from Birmingham. She is best known to television audiences for her role as the school bully Ethel Hallow in the first series of The Worst Witch (she was replaced by Katie Allen for series two and three) and its sequel Weirdsister College. Jones also co-starred in Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant's feature Cemetery Junction. Jones grew up in Bournville, Birmingham. Her parents met while working at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. Her father was a journalist while her mother was in advertising. They divorced when she was three, and she was raised with her brother by her mother alone. Despite this, she says her family are "extremely close." 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 a 2:1 in 2006. Whilst studying English, she appeared in student plays, including Attis in which she played the title role, and, in 2005, Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors for the OUDS summer tour to Japan, starring alongside Harry Lloyd. Jones was encouraged to take up acting by her father, and later, by her uncle, the actor Michael Hadley. Her mother was also passionate about film and theatre. She began acting at 11 at an after-school workshop funded by Central Television. Jones appeared in the first series of The Worst Witch, after which she was replaced by Katie Allen. She left the series because she missed home. When Weirdsister College began in 2001, Jones returned as Hallow. During the shooting of Weirdsister College she was just seventeen, lived in a flat in Richmond and had a private tutor to get her through her 'A' levels. Her longest and probably best known role overall was on the BBC Radio 4 soap opera The Archers, where she played Emma Carter (who is now played by Emerald O'Hanrahan). She took the leading role in the 2007 ITV adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and made her stage debut in Polly Stenham's That Face at the Royal Court Theatre in April 2007.
In 2008, she appeared in the films Brideshead Revisited and Flashbacks of a Fool, the Doctor Who episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp" and a revival of Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London between 5 June and 2 August 2008. In January 2009, the 5-part TV serial The Diary of Anne Frank, in which Jones played the role of Margot Frank alongside Tamsin Greig (as Edith Frank-Holländer) and Iain Glen (as Otto Frank), was broadcast on BBC One. Later that year in May, she performed in a rehearsed reading of Anthony Minghella's Hang Up at the High Tide Festival. Jones plays the role of Julie in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's Cemetery Junction (2010). She also appeared in Soulboy and in Julie Taymor's big screen adaptation of The Tempest as Miranda. She will star in the noir science-fiction thriller The Scribbler, directed by Jake West. On 29 January 2011, Jones won a Special Jury Prize (Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival for her performance as Anna in Drake Doremus's Like Crazy. She had to do her own hair and make-up in the film while the dialogue was entirely improvised. Her performance earned comparisons to Carey Mulligan's Academy Award-nominated role in An Education. She appeared in Chalet Girl, a romantic comedy released in March 2011, for which she had to undergo two months of snowboarding training and work undercover in a chalet at St Anton, scrubbing toilets and partying at the Krazy Kanguruh bar in preparation for the role. Jones said the role was "something of a relief" after a string of costume roles. She was also keen to take on a comic role. Jones performed in Luise Miller, a new translation of Schiller's Kabale und Liebe by Mike Poulton at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London, in June and July 2011. She turned down the title role in The Brothers Grimm: Snow White to appear in the play, to the amazement of director Michael Grandage. Grandage acknowledged: "Everything else has had to be moved to accommodate [the play]... at a time when her career has gone sky-high." Jones lived with a Catholic family and attended Mass to prepare for the role. In 2011, Jones was announced as the new face of Burberry. She met fellow actress Keira Knightley in The Treasure Seekers. They remain in touch, although Jones says she is closer to Carey Mulligan. Jones said she is "not from a religious background, so I’ve never understood it."
B I O G R A P H Y 2
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.
E A R L Y L I F E
Felicity Rose Hadley Jones was born in Birmingham on 17 October 1983. She grew up in Bournville, West Midlands. She has one older brother. Her mother worked in advertising and her father was a journalist. Her uncle is an actor, which prompted Jones' interest in acting as a child. One of her great-great-grandmothers was from Lucca in Tuscany, Italy.
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. She appeared in student plays, including Attis in which she played the title role, and, in 2005, Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors for the Oxford University Dramatic Society summer tour to Japan, starring alongside Harry Lloyd.
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.
C A R E E R
Jones began acting at the age of 11 at after-school workshop Central Junior Television, which was funded by Central Television. She appeared in the first series of The Worst Witch. When Weirdsister College began in 2001, Jones returned as Hallow. Her longest running role around this time was on the BBC Radio 4 soap opera The Archers, where she played Emma Carter until 2009 (currently played by Emerald O'Hanrahan).
In 2003, she starred as Grace May in the BBC drama Servants. She took the leading role in the 2007 ITV adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, and made her stage debut in Polly Stenham's That Face at the Royal Court Theatre in April 2007.
In 2008, she appeared in the films Brideshead Revisited and Flashbacks of a Fool, the Doctor Who episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp" and a revival of Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London. In January 2009, the five-part TV serial The Diary of Anne Frank, in which Jones played the role of Margot Frank alongside Tamsin Greig (as Edith Frank-Holländer) and Iain Glen (as Otto Frank), was broadcast on BBC One. Later that year in May, she performed in a rehearsed reading of Anthony Minghella's Hang Up at the High Tide Festival. Jones played the role of Julie in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's 2010 film Cemetery Junction. She also appeared in Soulboy and in Julie Taymor's big screen adaptation of The Tempest as Miranda.
Jones at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
On 29 January 2011, Jones won a Special Jury Prize (Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival for her performance as Anna in Drake Doremus's Like Crazy. She had to do her own hair and make-up in the film, while the dialogue was entirely improvised. Her performance earned comparisons to Carey Mulligan's Academy Award-nominated role in An Education. She also received the Best New Hollywood Award for this film at the 2011 Hollywood Film Awards. She appeared alongside Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick in Chalet Girl, a romantic comedy released in March 2011, for which she had to undergo two months of snowboarding training and work undercover in a chalet at St Anton, scrubbing toilets and partying at the Krazy Kanguruh bar in preparation for the role. Jones said that the role was "something of a relief" after a string of costume roles and she was also keen to take on a comic role. Jones performed in Luise Miller, a new translation of Schiller's Kabale und Liebe by Mike Poulton at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London, in June and July 2011. Jones lived with a Catholic family and attended Mass to prepare for the role. In 2011, Jones was announced as the new face of Burberry. In November, she was also announced as the new face of Dolce & Gabbana.
In 2013, Jones portrayed Ellen Ternan in The Invisible Woman. Jones, previously unfamiliar with Ternan, learned about her life through research, and reflected that she knew she was "in for a challenge" when choosing to work on the film, citing the experience of director Ralph Fiennes and how "methodically done" his performance was. She also co-starred in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was released on 2 May 2014. She played Felicia Hardy; an assistant of Harry Osborn. Jones signed on due to its difference from her previous works.
In 2014, Jones portrayed Jane Wilde Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything, a biopic charting the life and love between Wilde Hawking and the world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, with Eddie Redmayne starring as Hawking. After being given the script by her agent, Jones read it in its entirety in one sitting, and said that she enjoyed that it was a "love story and not a straightforward biopic." She auditioned for the film and its director, James Marsh, offered the part immediately after, surprising Jones who was accustomed to waiting several weeks for a confirmation. Jones was aided by Jane Hawking in preparing for the role, meeting with her. The film has been praised largely due to her and Redmayne's performances. Jane Hawking was so impressed by the portrayal she wondered if it was herself when watching Jones. For her role as Jane, she received widespread acclaim from a number of organisations, including nominations for an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.
In February 2015, she was cast as Jyn Erso in the Star Wars stand-alone film Rogue One, with Gareth Edwards directing. Jones's agent recommended the role to her, and she enjoyed the character's search for an identity, drawing inspiration in her movements from Ronda Rousey. The film was released in December 2016 to positive reviews and grossed over $1 billion at the box office. Also in 2016, Jones starred in Inferno, playing a doctor aiding Robert Langdon in his escape. According to director Ron Howard, Jones' only reluctance to signing for the film was the ensuring of her having days off to see the birth of her brother's child. After agreeing to the role, she visited museums and galleries to understand her character better. Jones enjoyed the chemistry between her and Tom Hanks's characters as well as Inferno's overall diversity.
In late 2018, Jones will star in On the Basis of Sex, a biography of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, directed by Mimi Leder and co-starring Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux. 
P R I V A T E
In 2013, Jones split from her boyfriend of ten years, sculptor Ed Fornieles, whom she had met at Oxford when he was at the Ruskin School of Art. In 2015, she began dating director Charles Guard. Their engagement was announced in May 2017. The two married in June 2018.
Full Name at Birth
Felicity Rose Hadley Jones
Felicity - (nickname)
Ms. Felicity Jones
Date of Birth
Her father was a journalist while her mother was in advertising....
Her parents divorced when she was three, and she was brought up with her brother by her mother alone....
She started her professional acting career as a child, appearing at age 12 in The Treasure Seekers (1996)....
On radio, she is known for playing the long-running role of Emma Grundy in 'The Archers' (BBC Radio 4)....
Big green eyes....
Her Magellanic eyes....
In 2006 she graduated with a 2:1 (Second-class Honours, upper division) in English from Wadham College, Oxford, where she'd acted in a few student plays....
Her name Felicity is derived from the Latin word felicitas meaning "luck, good fortune"....
She married her boyfriend of 3 years Charles Guard in a secret ceremony at Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire in England. They began dating in 2015 and their engagement was announced in May 2017....
Before she became a household name, Felicity appeared with Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant in a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" (2003)....
One of her life's passions is cooking, especially Italian cuisine....
Felicity Jones and Ellie Kendrick have played sisters twice....
Made her stage debut as Mia in "That Face", a new play by Polly Stenham - Royal Court Theatre, London (2007)....
Claim to Fame
The Worst Witch, The Theory of Everything, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
1996 > present................(CAREER)
2003 > 2013 (girlfriend: of sculptor Ed Fornieles; they met at Oxford University)
2015 > 2017 (girlfriend: of director Charles Guard)
2017 > 2018 (fiancee: of director Charles Guard)
2018 > present (wife: of director Charles Guard)
2007 > ???? (theatre debut: playing Mia in "That Face", a new play by Polly Stenham at the Royal Court Theatre, London)
1999 > 2010 (radio soap series: playing Emma Grundy in BBC Radio 4 series "The Archers")
BBC TV (broadcaster)
BBC Radio 4 (broadcaster)
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(2012) print ads for Dolce & Gabbana's Khol Collection for Eyes and Nails.
Lars von Trier
Robert Downey Jr
Charles Guard (husband m. 30 June 2018)
Michael Hadley (actor & uncle)
Ed Fornieles (ex partner of 10 years)
Thomas Guard (brother in law)
Howard Guard (father in law)
Favorite TV Shows
Meet Me in the Morning (Bob Dylan)
Blood on the Tracks (Bob Dylan)
Roxy Music (Roxy Music)
(Hit Me) Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)
Auto Da Fay (Fay Weldon)
The Go-Between (L.P Hartley)
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (Julia Strachey)
Virginia Woolf's books
War And Peace (Tolstoy)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
Elena Ferrante's books
Hampstead Heath, London
St James's Park, Central London
Seven Noses on the walls of Soho, London
Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London
Berwick Street, London
Flat White, London (coffee house)
Bang Bang, London (dress shop)
The French House, Soho, London (pub)
Exchange Square in the City of London
Liverpool Street Station, Central London
Bethnal Green, London’s East End
Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire
McDonalds: Chicken McNuggets and French fries
Clotted cream fudge
Dansette Viva record player
Flora by Gucci (perfume)
Mac’s black kohl eyeliner
Dolce & Gabbana
Brian Atwood (shoewear)
Chloe (French fashion house)
Marni x H&M
Viktor & Rolf
Jupe by Jackie
Nicholas Kirkwood sandals
René Caovilla shoes
Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream.
Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème
Clé de Peau Beauté Firming Serum Supreme
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral SPF 50
Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
Clé de Peau Beauté pen
Christopher Kane LBD
Theory by Oliver Theyskens