JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY (Beverly Penn) will soon be seen in
Andrew Levitas' dramatic comedy "Lullaby," alongside Amy Adams, Garett Hedlund,
Richard Jenkins and Terrence Howard, as well as Lone Scherfig's upcoming film
"Posh," based on the London stage play of the same name and also starring Max
Irons, Douglas Booth and Sam Claflin. "Posh" follows students at Oxford
University as they join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or
destroyed over the course of a single evening. Brown Findlay is currently
filming the eagerly awaited screen adaptation of the Mary Shelley horror classic
Frankenstein, in which she stars alongside James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe,
under the direction of Paul McGuigan.
Brown Findlay began her career as a dancer, training with the National Youth
Ballet, and was asked at the age of 15 to dance with the Kirov at the Royal
Opera House in London for a summer season. It was after this, during her time of
study on a Fine Art course at London's prestigious Central Saint Martin's
College, that she began acting classes.
She made her film debut in the coming-of-age drama "Albatross," directed by
British director Niall MacCormick. In the film, Brown Findlay played the lead
role of Emilia, a headstrong teenager with writing ambitions, opposite Sebastian
Koch, Julia Ormond and Felicity Jones. Following its premiere at the Edinburgh
International Film Festival in 2011, the film received fantastic reviews, with
Brown Findlay being singled out for her stunning performance and later earning
nominations in the Best Newcomer categories at both the 2012 British Independent
Film Awards and the Evening Standard Film Awards.
Brown Findlay is perhaps best known for her role as the convention-defying,
politically engaged youngest daughter, Lady Sybil Crawley, in the phenomenally
popular ITV period drama "Downton Abbey," from Oscar-winning screenwriter
Julian Fellowes. In 2013, the superb cast, including Dame Maggie Smith and Hugh
Bonneville, won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an
Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Among her other television credits, Brown Findlay was most recently seen in
Channel 4's "Labyrinth," a medieval miniseries based on the international
bestseller by Kate Mosse, from producers Ridley and Tony Scott. In December
2011, she starred in the critically acclaimed satirical drama directed by Euros
Lyn, "Black Mirror: Fifteen Million Merits," written and produced by Charlie
Brooker for the UK's Channel 4. Brown Findlay starred alongside Rupert Everett
and Daniel Kaluuya.
In 2011, Brown Findlay was selected as one of four British actors to
represent British Talent at BAFTA's inaugural Brits to Watch event in Los
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