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Felicity Jones in Vanity Fair (January 2014)

Felicity is appearing in the January issue of Vanity Fair, complete with a gorgeous retro-inspired photoshoot. I have found two pictures so far, but hopefully some more will surface soon.

Felicity Jones, who is 30, grew up in the small town of Bournville, on the outskirts of Birmingham, England. “There’s a village green—everyone knows one another—and I would walk to school from my house.” At 13 she made her first television appearance, and while preparing for a degree in English literature at Oxford University, she acted in student plays and continued to take roles in TV series. After graduating, she was cast in several feature films, including Brideshead Revisited (2008), and she gained worldwide notice for her work in the largely improvisational film Like Crazy (2011), for which she won a jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival for breakout performance. “I always felt like a magpie in terms of watching other people and learning from them,” she explains. This month she stars in The Invisible Woman, based on the 1990 book by Claire Tomalin. It is the story of the scandalous secret affair of Charles Dickens —married with 10 children— and an actress nearly three decades his junior. “In many ways, it’s equivalent to if a movie star met a young woman and had an affair,” says Jones, who plays Nelly Ternan, the great novelist’s young mistress. “Dickens was incredibly famous and well liked—people don’t realize the level of celebrity he had.” Ralph Fiennes, who plays Dickens, directed the film. “Ralph has unflinching integrity. I loved the fact that he was absolutely adamant that none of the women wear any makeup. He was very much painting a faithful and truthful portrait of Victorian England.” Jones seems equally enthusiastic about her upcoming appearance on HBO’s smash hit Girls. “I just can’t believe how revolutionary and exciting it is,” she says. “It’s not just about girls. It’s about human nature.”

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Felicity Jones: Cautious, Overprepared Actress; Reckless, Unrepentant Jaywalker

If Felicity Jones should ever go missing, there’s probably a simple explanation: She’s just gotten lost wandering the streets of Los Angeles. “Without sounding like a granny, I love walking,” says the London-based actress. So much so that on a recent December morning, she found herself perhaps the only person on Sunset Boulevard who wasn’t in a car. “I go for walks to keep my feet on the ground, because after five hours of press you go slightly insane at the sound of your own voice.” So she popped out of the Chateau Marmont, where she’s been holed up promoting her new role as Charles Dickens’s mistress in the Ralph Fiennes–directed period drama The Invisible Woman. “And I nearly got run over three times.”

Returning to the hotel harried and late to lunch, she admits it was her own fault for jaywalking. “You get halfway out and suddenly there’s a truck in front of you,” she says. “But I hate the idea of taking longer on your journey when you can just nip across the road.”

In her work, though, a slow pace suits her fine. Three years ago, at 27, Jones seemed poised to follow fast-rising starlets like Carey Mulligan and Jennifer Lawrence from Sundance into the mainstream after the film festival awarded her a special jury prize for her performance in 2011’s Like Crazy, Drake Doremus’s mostly improvised romance about a young couple separated by visa problems. Since her initial breakthrough, she spent a brief, hot moment as a muse to Burberry, but as an actress she’s mostly stuck to independent movies, including Doremus’s 2013 Like Crazy follow-up, Breathe In, which debuted with a thud at Sundance and still hasn’t been released in the U.S. She turned down the lead role opposite Julia Roberts in Mirror Mirror to do an eighteenth-century German play, Luise Miller, on the West End.

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New Owner & New Gallery

Hello everyone! My name is Celyn and I am very pleased to announce that I am the new owner here at Captivating Felicity Jones – huge thanks to Siobhan for handing the reigns over to me! I have been a Felicity fan since I saw her in Flashbacks of a Fool, and particularly love her performances in Like Crazy and Breathe In.

So, to start, I have revamped the entire gallery! The old one needed lots of work behind the scenes, so I have been very busy for the past few days downloading and sorting images, and replacing the majority of the images with HQ versions, especially in the Public Appearances and Film Productions sections. This means that a lot of the older posts will have broken image links, but I am going to try and work through and fix the errors as soon as possible. Most of the ‘Screen Captures’ albums from the Film section are also missing, as I am in the process of re-capping practically everything in HD quality, so stay tuned for updates as they are posted!

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Felicity Jones as Felicia Hardy in “Amazing Spider-Man 2″?

Felicity Jones will be in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but what we’re not sure of is what role she’ll be playing. There are rumors that she’s going to be Felicia Hardy, who later becomes the Black Cat in the comics. In the comics, she receives superpowers like enhanced strength and vision.

In an interview with Flicks and the City, Jones got caught off guard with the direct question on whether she’s excited about being the Black Cat. She stumbles with her response, and she isn’t denying anything.

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Felicity Jones joins season three of ‘Girls’

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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US release date for ‘The Invisible Woman’

After his critically acclaimed directorial debut, Coriolanus, Ralph Fiennes returns behind the camera for another adaptation, this time turning to the life of Charles Dickens for The Invisible Woman. Due to make its world debut at TIFF next month, the first image of Fiennes and his leading co-star, Felicity Jones, arrived with the festival’s line-up last month. And now Sony Pictures Classics have confirmed its US release date, opening on Christmas Day in the US, priming it for a run come awards season. The Invisible Woman is now officially set to be released on Christmas Day in the US, most likely in limited early release in New York and LA, before opening wider across the country in the New Year. Here in the UK, it will arrive on 7th February, 2014, three weeks after the Oscar nominations are due to be announced.

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Official trailer for ‘Breathe In’

With thanks to Indiewire, you can watch the new trailer for Breathe In and the film looks so good! You can view the trailer below.

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Edinburgh Film Festival 2013

A few days ago Felicity attended the Edinburgh Film Festival for the opening gala of Breathe In:

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Felicity Jones joins Stephen Hawking biopic ‘Theory Of Everything’

Felicity Jones is set to star opposite Eddie Redmayne in Theory Of Everything for Working Title. Universal Pictures has signed on for the project in which Redmayne plays physicist Stephen Hawking. The film is to be directed by James Marsh, who won the Best Documentary Oscar for Man On Wire. Jones will play his wife, Jane. When they meet at Cambridge, he is able-bodied and she is an art student. They fall in love and even though he is given a death sentence with an ALS diagnosis that means two years to live, she makes the choice to marry him. The film focuses on the highs and lows of their life as he becomes more famous than most able-bodied men. At the same time, his confinement to a chair with a crippling disability has a profound impact on her. Anthony McCarten wrote the script. Lisa Bruce is producing with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

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‘The Bling Ring’ LA Premiere

Hi everyone! I’m Amanda (you may know me from Tom Hiddleston Online) and I’ll be helping out Siobhan with Captivating. Today I’ve added gorgeous HQ photos of Felicity attending the LA premiere of The Bling Ring on June 5th. Thanks to Annika for the photos!

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