FELICITY JONES (Jill Barker) can currently be seen starting
opposite Eddie Redmayne in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, directed by James Marsh,
her performance in which has earned her Academy Award, SAG Award and Golden
Globe Award nominations. Inspired by Jane Hawking's memoir Travelling to
Infinity: My life with Stephen, the movie details the love story between Stephen
Hawking, the Cambridge cosmology student, and Jane Wilde, the arts student he
fell in love with at University in the 1960s. Jones has completed work on
AUTOBAHN with Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley and A MONSTER
CALLS with Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver, directed by J.A. Bayona. She will
soon begin work opposite Tom Hanks in Ron Howard's INFERNO.
Jones's recent film credits include THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, the story of Charles
Dickens's secret mistress, in which she stars with Ralph Fiennes, who also
directed; BREATHE IN, opposite Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan, which reteamed her with
director Drake Doremus; and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, with Andrew Garfield and
Emma Stone and directed by Marc Webb.
US audiences took notice of Jones as the star of LIKE CRAZY, in which she
appeared opposite Anton Yelchin. The film debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film
Festival to universal critical acclaim, earning the grand jury prize for US
dramatic film and Jones a special jury award for acting. She also was named
Breakthrough Actor at the Gotham Awards and Breakthrough Performance by the
National Board of Review.
Additional film credits include the following: HYSTERIA with Maggie
Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy; CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING, directed by Donald
Rice based on Julia Strachey's 1932 novella, with Mackenzie Crook, Elizabeth
McGovern and Luke Treadaway; PAGE 8, a thriller by award-winning director David
Hare; THE CHALET GIRL, a romantic comedy with Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy and Brooke
Shields; Julie Taymor's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST,
also starring Dame Helen Mirren, Ben Whishaw and Alfred Molina; ALBATROSS,
directed by Niall MacCormick and co-starring Julia Ormond; CEMETARY JUNCTION, a
comedy written and directed by the award-winning partnership of Ricky Gervais
and Stephen Merchant, alongside a stellar cast including Ralph Fiennes, Emily
Watson and Matthew Goode; SOULBOY, a coming-of-age drama directed by Shimmy
Marcus; CHERI, directed by Stephen Frears, co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy
Bates and Rupert Friend; BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, directed by Julian Jarrold,
opposite Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw and Hayley Atwell; and FLASHBACKS OF A FOOL,
with Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, rapper Eve, Keeley Hawes and Olivia Williams.
Jones's television credits are also extensive. She played the sister of Anne
Frank, Margot, in the critically acclaimed BBC adaptation of "The Diary of Anne
Frank." Her other television credits include a guest starring role on HBO's hit
series "Girls"; Channel Four's "Cape Wrath" opposite David Morrisey, Evelyn
Brogan and Harry Treadaway; Jane Austen's "Northhanger Abbey," directed by Jon
Jones playing the character of Catherine Morland; BBC's hit BBC sci-fi series
"Doctor Who" alongside David Tennant; "Servants," directed by Tim Whitby and
Hettie Macdonald; "Weirdsister College," directed by Alex Kirby and Stefan
Pleszczynski; and the children's drama "The Worst Witch."
A veteran of the stage, Jones also has an extensive background in theater.
She recently completed a run in Michael Grandage's production of Luise Miller, a
role for which she earned rave reviews. Her additional theater credits include
the role of 'Mia' in That Face at the Royal Court, directed by Jeremy Herrin;
and the role of Laurel in Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden starring opposite
Margaret Tyzack and Penelope Wilton, her performance in which earned her
outstanding reviews and a nomination at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for
The Milton Shulman for Outstanding Newcomer.
Jones has also made her mark in radio by narrating the voice of 'Emma
Grundy' in the popular BBC Radio 4 program, 'The Archers'. Her other radio
credits include 'Watership Down' 'and 'Mansfield Park' which were all for BBC
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