A few hours ago the exciting announcement was made – Felicity has been nominated for an Oscar award for her performance in The Theory of Everything. We knew she would of course – well done Fliss!
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
The actress, who described today’s announcement as a “great honour”, will compete against Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon for the award.
Speaking to The Independent last month, she said: “You don’t expect your name to be associated with those kind of awards, so it’s wonderful.
As one of the most prestigious awards in cinema the BAFTAs do create a huge amount of excitement. I am delighted to share (though not surprised of course because we already know she’s brilliant) that Felicity has been nominated for the Leading Actress award! She is nominated alongside the also fabulous Rosamund Pike and the very experienced Reese Witherspoon.
I am sure you will join me in wishing her all the luck at this year’s BAFTAs!
Reese Witherspoon (Wild) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) have received nominations, along with Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), and will go against each other in the fight to win this year’s Leading Actress gong.
The other two actresses in the running are Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Amy Adams (Big Eyes).
Speaking shortly after learning the news of her BAFTA nod, British actress Felicity told the Press Association from Los Angeles: ‘It’s midnight here. We’re just about to go to bed, but we’ve all been emailing each other and exclaiming with excitement.
‘I’m looking forward to celebrating with a glass of champagne and Skyping my family.’
Eddie Redmayne has also received a nod for Leading Actor for his role in the critically acclaimed biographical movie about Stephen Hawking’s life, The Theory of Everything.
The popular film has done well in the early stages of awards season, getting nominated across the board for various awards ceremonies, and it has received nine BAFTA nods in total: as well as Leading Actor, it’s up for Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Director for James Marsh.
AMY ADAMS Big Eyes
FELICITY JONES The Theory of Everything
JULIANNE MOORE Still Alice
REESE WITHERSPOON Wild
ROSAMUND PIKE Gone Girl
The first trailer for Felicity’s 2015 film True Story was recently released. You may be fooled into thinking this is a comedy with the cast line up for the film – but it looks like an incredible thriller!
Now that I finally have internet once more (house move complete at last!), I have also added some photos of Felicity attending the London premiere of The Theory of Everything to the gallery.
I have added a brand new Theory of Everything still to our gallery. Indiewire has also released a short article alongside the photo, informing us that the trailer for the film will be available to watch on iTunes from tomorrow!
One of this year’s most eagerly awaited Toronto Film Fest premieres, “The Theory of Everything” stars Brit up-and-comer Eddie Redmayne as astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. It’s directed by James Marsh, who won an Oscar in 2009 for helming the powerful documentary “Man on Wire” — also about a brilliant man surmounting all odds.
A new image, seen above, shows Hawking with fellow Cambridge student and lover Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). The film traces their intense relationship as Hawking grapples with a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease at age 21. Hawking, now 72, has lived with it ever since. Wilde and Hawking married in 1965, eventually divorcing 30 years later.
Earlier images, below, also offer a glimpse at this emotional biopic, which Focus Features takes to theaters on an awards-friendly release date of November 7. Screenwriter Anthony McCarten drew from Wilde’s inspired 2007 memoir “Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.”
Look out for the trailer this Wednesday, August 6 on iTunes.
UK newspaper The Mirror has reported that Felicity has taken part in a special reading for a brand new feature length drama by Netflix called The Crown. It is unclear yet whether this means Felicity will take on the role of the young queen in the final production, but let’s hope so!
Felicity Jones has portrayed a young Queen Elizabeth in a special reading of early scripts for the phenomenal, 60-hour Netflix drama The Crown, which spans Her Majesty’s reign.
Plans are also underway for ‘the largest television undertaking in the history of broadcasting’ – at around £100 million – to shoot two seasons and a further four with different actresses as the Queen.
The 30-year-old joined a cast of 25 actors in London – including Eileen Atkins, Juliet Stevenson, Kika Markham, Alex Jennings, David Calder, Paul Ritter and James D’Arcy – to read from the first five episodes of the mammoth series, penned by Peter Morgan.
Morgan also wrote Oscar-winning film The Queen and stage hit The Audience, both starring Helen Mirren as the sovereign.
It’s too soon to know whether those who participated will also be in The Crown when it films a year from now. “We really don’t know at this stage if Felicity or any of the others will continue to the series, as we’re just beginning the process,” an executive on the show told Mirror Online.
Silver Pictures‘ action thriller Autobahn is revving up for a production start May 5. IM Global is backing the picture with additional financing from Sycamore Pictures and Beijing-based DMG Entertainment. im globalPenned by Black List writer F. Scott Frazier (The Numbers Station), the project already had folks buzzing in whispers in Berlin earlier this year and is likely to stir up further interest in Cannes now that all the pieces are in place. Eran Creevy (Welcome To The Punch) is directing Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley in the story about a young American couple plunged into a game of cat-and-mouse across Germany when they find themselves caught between two ruthless criminals.
Joel Silver will produce through his Silver Pictures banner, along with Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken of UK-based 42 and Brian Kavanaugh Jones of Automatik (Insidious). Silver Pictures’ Steve Richards and Aaron Auch are executive producing, along with IM Global CEO Stuart Ford and Matt Jackson. Also exec producing are DMG’s Dan Mintz, Wu Bing, Peter Xiao, Chris Fenton and Chris Cowles and Sycamore’s Tom Rice and Ben Nearn . Hoult and Creevy are repped by 42.
Silver says, “When I first read F. Scott Frazier’s script for Autobahn, I knew it had the makings of a great action movie. It’s a gritty, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride through Europe with an incredible cast.”
Deadline are reporting that Felicity is due to sign on to new film A Monster Calls:
Felicity Jones is making a deal to star in A Monster Calls, the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed adaptation of the Patrick Ness children’s fantasy novel. I’ve heard that she will play the character of Mum, and that the filmmakers are courting Liam Neeson for the role of the Monster, though I am not sure that will result in a deal. The film tells the tale of a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith. Ness wrote the book based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and Ness and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain’s Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for the book which Ness has turned into a script.
The film will be released in fall 2016 and it’s next for Bayona, who helmed The Impossible. Focus is releasing domestically, Universal Pictures International in Spain, and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world. Exec producing is River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Lionsgate’s Patrick Wachsberger.
Focus Features will distribute Stephen Hawking biopic Theory of Everything, setting it for a platform release beginning November 7, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Working Title film stars Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne and Like Crazy star Felicity Jones as his wife. The romantic drama, which focuses on the relationship between Hawking and his wife, traces Hawking’s life from the 1960s as he studies at Cambridge University through his scientific breakthroughs and the early development of his ALS.
Jane Hawking’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen was used as inspiration for the project, which is directed by James Marsh from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten. McCarten is also producing with Lisa Bruce (producer of Working Title’s Mary and Martha) and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
The film, which will expand into more theaters on Nov. 14 and Nov. 21, also stars Emily Watson and David Thewlis.
“This extraordinary love story between one of the greatest minds of our time, Stephen Hawking, and his first wife Jane is profoundly moving and inspirational, with heart and humor. Under the dynamic direction of James Marsh, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones deliver performances of stunning emotional power,” said Focus CEO Peter Schlessel in a statement.
Felicity Jones is in negotiations to star in Rosaline, Universal’s comedic and revisionist take on Romeo & Juliet, which Alex Timbers will direct.
Shawn Levy is producing via his 21 Laps shingle and the script is being penned by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the duo who wrote (500) Days of Summer.
Rosaline is set in the classic period of the play but uses modern language as it tells the story from the viewpoint of Rosaline, Romeo’s first love, whom he dumps for her cousin, Juliet. The project has been compared to Wicked, the Wizard of Oz-based musical, in the sense that it tells a classic story from a different perspective.
The project is based on the novel When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle, published in 2012 by Simon Pulse.
Jones, a British actress who broke through in the U.S. with the Sundance hit Like Crazy, stars with Ralph Fiennes in The Invisible Woman, currently in theaters. She has wrapped a series of films, among them The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and True Story, with Jonah Hill and James Franco.
HUFFINGTON POST — The HBO comedy’s director Jesse Peretz tweeted the news that the ‘Like Crazy’ star and fellow British actor Richard E. Grant will appear in the show’s upcoming season. HBO confirmed that Jones will appear in Season 3 of Lena Dunham’s Emmy-nominated comedy, but no details about her character are available. ‘Girls’ Season 3 premieres in January 2014 on HBO.
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