Welcome to Captivating Felicity Jones. Since 2010 we have been your best source for everything about British born actress Felicity Jones. She’s best known for her role as Jyn Erso in Rogue One, or for her previous roles in Chalet Girl and Like Crazy. This site aims to update you with all of the latest news, photos and media surrounding Felicity’s career. Take a look around and enjoy your stay! If you have any questions, concerns or comments, then do not hesitate to contact me.
23
May 11

FemaleFirst have compiled a list of actresses to keep an eye out for in 2011, Felicity is listed near the top alongside Saoirse Ronan and Kaya Scodelario. This is what the magazine has to say about our favourite leading lady:

It’s already been a busy 2011 for the actress with the release of The Tempest and Chalet Girl, which saw her take on her first major lead role.

The movie was met well by the critics and performed well at the box office and launched the actress as a talent to keep an eye on.

And there is plenty in the pipeline for Jones as she has already completed work on Hysteria, which sees her team up with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rupert Everett, and Page Eight, which stars Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz.

Later: With a big thank you to Jack, I have added 2 new images from Albatross to our gallery.



6
Apr 11

A lovely snippet of news for you all today! With a huge thank you to Laron, I have been sent a short interview Felicity recently did for Interview Magazine, along with some gorgeous pictures which have been added to our gallery.

Felicity on Like Crazy:

RYE: Like Crazy was completely improvised. You made up every word of dialogue you spoke, didn’t you?

JONES: Yes. The way [director] Drake [Doremus] works is that we have the initial outline for each scene, and then we just experiment. So the takes are often a half an hour long. You may do 10 to 15 takes. But through that process there’s a dis- tillation. When you first start doing the take, you speak a lot, and there’s a nervousness. But by the end you find the right dialogue. Drake’s obsession is with capturing the moment and for something to come out of the acting that wasn’t expected. In reading the script, that was something I was excited about. It allows you, as an actor, to have complete freedom to explore.

RYE: Is it true that you sent an audition tape that included footage you shot of yourself in the shower?

JONES: Yeah. I actually shot three scenes in my flat, chosen from the script, that I thought would convey the way I wanted to play the character. Filming myself in the shower was just very instinctive. It was a close-up! But I didn’t really think about it then. Only afterwards I thought, He is going to think I’m completely insane. But by that time I’d already sent it.

Felicity on being compared to Cary Mulligan:

RYE: You’re being compared to other hot contemporary Brit- ish actresses—specifically you’ve been called the new Carey Mulligan. How does that sit with you?

JONES: I’ve always loved Carey’s acting, so it’s a privilege. I think comparisons are always an initial response, because people want to try to brand you. The more you work, the more people can see that you’re something different from what’s come before.

Felicity on Hysteria:

RYE: One of your next films is called Hysteria. What is that about?

JONES: I play Maggie Gyllenhaal’s younger sister. My character is a very prim, slightly stupid young Victorian woman.

Read the full interview here.



18
Mar 11

IndieWire has sadly reported that Felicity is no longer attached to Trap for Cinderella, and her role has gone to unknown actress Tuppence Middleton instead.

For smaller independent producers, the problem with your long-atttached star suddenly generating new heat is that they’re flooded with new offers; bigger films, more tempting films. As such, it can be hard to keep their interest— Carey Mulligan, for instance, dropped out of British indie “This Beautiful Fantastic” in favor of “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” after “An Education” blew up. That same issue now faces Iain Softley and his psychodrama “Trap for Cinderella.”The project, based on the novel by “A Very Long Engagement” writer Sebastian Japrisot, involves a girl, Micky, who wakes up badly burned after a fire in which her best friend, Do, died.  It was formally announced back in November, with rising stars Felicity Jones and Imogen Poots set to take the two leads, and filming was meant to kick off in February. However, it being March, the film clearly hasn’t gotten underway, and it’s likely that the heat behind its two lead actresses may have caused the problems.

It seems that Felicity’s commitment to British project Page Eight, and comedy Cheerful Weather for the Wedding have left her unable to film Trap for Cinderella.



10
Mar 11

My apologies for the late update, while I was away Felicity attended two new events; a screening for The Tempest, alongside Helen Mirren, and the German premiere for Chalet Girl, looking very pretty in two striking outfits.

Edwin has also been kind enough to let us know that Felicity’s broadcast The Chalk Garden is going to be aired on Radio 3 this Sunday at 8pm, so be sure to check in!

Last, but certainly not least, I have discovered a lovely little interview on WalesOnline about Felicity’s increasing rise to fame:

Despite working in an industry where everyone prides themselves on having every hair in place, Felicity Jones is refreshingly honest about her own grooming.

The moment we meet to discuss her latest film, she tells me her shirt smells.

“I borrowed it. I think it’s been worn before as I can smell someone else’s sweat, so I apologise,” she says matter-of-factly…

Read More http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/showbiz/2011/03/08/felicity-jones-slopes-off-to-hollywood-91466-28297843/#ixzz1GECsRain


22
Feb 11

From The Archers via Brideshead to major acclaim at Sundance, Chalet Girl star Felicity Jones is now a hot property.


When I arrive at the Soho hotel to interview Felicity Jones, there are two paps, Ian and Perry, lurking outside the entrance. They’re after Ed Westwick, Jones’s co-star in the new British romcom Chalet Girl who is best known for his role in Gossip Girl, and there’s also the prospect of a few leftover celebs from the film’s premiere the night before – Bill Nighy, who plays the father, and Brooke Shields, the mother. And what about Felicity Jones?

“Oh, she’s such a pretty little thing,” says Ian. “Tiny. Gorgeous.”

“What’s the name of that actress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?” asks Perry.

Audrey Hepburn?

“Exactly, she’s got a real Audrey Hepburn look about her.” (Read More)



1
Feb 11

I bring with me a jam packed pretty picture update today! First and foremost, Felicity and Ed Westwick are due to appear in Tatler magazine, available to buy this Thursday, and a little sneak peak has been released. Lucky us!

They both began their acting careers with regular television roles.

And Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick and The Worst Witch star Felicity Jones look to be the epitome of Hollywood glamour as the pose together for a new photo shoot.

The hot young pair got cosy together for the Tatler magazine shoot to promote them hitting the big screen together for a new film, Chalet Girl.

Secondly, Nancy has very kindly sent over lots of new Chalet Girl stills which I have added to the gallery. Don’t forget to watch the film when it is released in cinemas next month!

Last, but certainly not least, with a huge thank you to Hilary I have replaced yesterday’s photo shoot with a higher quality version of the image.



31
Jan 11

The Independent has written a feature of Felicity, and published a brand new photo to go with it!

It is a long way from Borchester to Hollywood. But Felicity Jones, who worked her way into the nation’s affections playing village tease Emma Grundy in The Archers, is now being touted as the movie industry’s hottest young talent.

This weekend the 27-year-old Oxford-educated star of the long-running BBC Radio 4 drama was hailed as the leading light of the Sundance Film Festival when she was awarded a special jury prize for her performance in Like Crazy – an independent film about the joys and strains of a transatlantic love affair.

Having already been snapped up after its world premiere by Paramount Pictures last week, Drake Doremus’s quirky long-distance love film was also selected for a prestigious grand jury prize. Presenting the award, Ugly Betty star America Ferrera said: “The 2011 Sundance Film Festival will go down as the year of the actress.”

According to the LA Times, Ms Jones and her co-star Anton Yelchin “couldn’t be more appealing as they sort through their issues, green card and otherwise”. It is heady praise indeed for Ms Jones. As well as being the most talked about performer at Robert Redford’s independent film festival in Utah, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, comparisons are also being drawn between her and fellow Briton Carey Mulligan, who similarly took Sundance by storm in 2009 for her role in An Education.

Ms Jones began her acting career at the age of 11 at the Central Junior Television Workshop in her native Birmingham and has been talked about as the heir apparent to Keira Knightley for some time. But while British audiences may know her best as serial heartbreaker Emma Grundy, success looks certain to lead to a deluge of offers for starring roles in 2011.

Yet it is unlikely she will have to go to the same lengths for her next part as she did for the last one. Aware that other actresses were chasing the Like Crazy part, she decided to show Mr Doremus exactly what she could do. “There’s a scene in the shower with no words, but it conveys so much and I felt it would get the director’s attention, so I clambered into my shower and shot the moment. I had a handy assistant to hold the camera and that was it,” she said. Having posted the home-shot video to Los Angeles, the rest was sorted out in a series of telephone calls with Mr Doremus.

In Like Crazy she plays Anna, a young British student who falls for an American while studying in Los Angeles. Their love is put to the test courtesy of the US’s notoriously bureaucratic immigration system.

Although Hollywood beckons for Ms Jones, she has insisted that The Archers retains a unique place in her affections and even covets a return. She first played the role of Emma Grundy (née Carter) when she was just 15, but gave it up last year, to be replaced by Emerald O’Hanrahan.

Her career as a child star was interrupted by her studies at Oxford, where she read English at Wadham College, though she continued to act. Since then, she has appeared in ITV1’s Northanger Abbey and a number of stage plays at the Royal Court Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse, where she starred in a revival of The Chalk Garden. Last year she was cast in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s Cemetery Junction. Later this year her fans will be able to catch her in romantic comedy Chalet Girl, alongside Bill Nighy.

Ms Jones was unable to collect her award in person as she had to return to the UK to finish filming for David Hare’s BBC film Page 8.

A press archive will be opening soon to house all these fabulous new articles!



18
Aug 10

I have found another pretty picture from our most recent photoshoot set, which dates from March this year. I have also found an online article that goes along with it, original from ES Magazine.

Felicity Jones, meanwhile, is described by the actor Matthew Goode (who plays her fiancé in Cemetery Junction) as having ‘an Audrey Hepburn quality’. Felicity, 26, may be an ethereal brunette, with a petite, balletic frame, but unlike Audrey Hepburn, she can do a top-rate rural accent. For years she appeared on The Archers as Emma Grundy, Ambridge’s scarlet woman. ‘Emurr’ formed a love triangle with feuding brothers Ed and Will Grundy, which luckily resolved itself at around the same time that Felicity needed to focus on studying English at Oxford. Plum roles followed: Catherine Morland in the BBC‘s Northanger Abbey and the Hayley Mills character, Laurel, in The Chalk Garden at the Donmar Warehouse, for which she won a nomination for the Evening Standard Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer.

In person she is friendly and quick to laugh. ‘I haven’t!’ she cries when I accuse her of having lost her native Brummie accent. ‘You still get the odd tone coming through if you listen carefully.’ While still fond of the Midlands where her parents live, she is now based in
Bethnal Green, where the café at the Museum of Childhood is a favourite place to hang out and read scripts, when she isn’t rummaging for clothes in charity shops. ‘As I get more grown up I’m trying to acquire some more “classic” pieces,’ she says. ‘But then the other day I found a great vintage £5 coat…’ Off-duty, after the shoot, she throws on her grandmother’s pearls and a full, netted polka-dot skirt. ‘I don’t know if it’s too out-there,’ she says doubtfully, though she looks fabulously bohemian. Her long-term boyfriend is Edward Fornieles, a young artist and founder of The Wallis Gallery, an East London showcase for emerging fine artists. ‘It’s really nice to be exposed to a completely different world to film,’ she says. ‘What they do is art in its purest form.’

Felicity has just finished playing Miranda in Julie Taymor’s forthcoming adaptation of The Tempest, filmed on the island of Lana’i in Hawaii. (Full Article)



Current Projects
On the Basis of Sex
Released in 2018
Felicity as Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
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The Aeronauts
Rumoured 2018
Felicity as Amelia Wren
Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.
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Swan Lake
Coming 2019
Felicity as Unknown
Synopsis coming soon.
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