Felicity Jones, a well-known British actress, is best known for portraying Jane Hawking in the highly regarded movie “The Theory of Everything.” Since the age of 12, Jones has been performing in plays, TV shows, and movies. With the television movie “The Treasure Seekers,” she launched her career. Later, she portrayed Ethel Hallow in the television series “The Worst Witch” and its follow-up, “Weirdsister College.” She played Young Ruth in her debut movie, “Flashbacks of a Fool,” and went on to appear in a number of other films. She rose to fame as an actress in films like “The Invisible Woman” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” She received her first Oscar nomination, nevertheless, for her work in “The Theory of Everything.” Stephen Hawking’s life was the subject of the biopic, and Jones’ flawless portrayal of Hawking’s first wife won her high accolades from both viewers and reviewers. Then, she appeared in the thriller “Inferno,” starring Tom Hanks. For her exceptional talent and contributions to cinema, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles named Jones the “British Artist of the Year” in 2016.
Felicity’s Childhood and Early Years
Birmingham welcomed Rose Hadley Jones on October 17, 1983. Her mother, Julia Hadley, worked in print advertising, and her father, Gareth Jones, was a journalist. When she was three years old, her parents divorced, and her mother raised her and her brother in Bournville, West Midlands.
After graduating from Kings Norton Girls’ School, she pursued A-levels at King Edward VI Handsworth School. She studied English at Wadham College in Oxford after taking a year off, graduating in 2006 with an upper second.
Jones’ love of acting was gradually cultivated as a child thanks to her mother’s many theater and movie outings with her and her brother. When she joined a play club at the Custard Factory at age 11, she began taking acting classes.
She participated in a number of plays while attending college, including 2005’s “Attis,” in which she played the lead. She also had a role in Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” for the summer tour to Japan by the Oxford University Dramatic Society.
The career of Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones made her acting debut in 1996’s “The Treasure Seekers,” a family-friendly television movie.
She played Ethel Hallow in the British-Canadian television series “The Worst Witch” from 1998 to 1999. She later played the same character again in the 2001 sequel “Weirdsister College.”
She was cast as Grace May in the BBC drama “Servants” in 2003. She assumed the character of Emma Grundy in the BBC Radio 4 soap opera “The Archers” that same year. She continued to perform the part up until 2009.
She portrayed Catherine Morland, the main character, in the 2007 ITV version of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. With Polly Stenham’s “That Face at the Royal Court Theatre” the same year, she made her stage acting debut.
‘Brideshead Revisited’ and ‘Flashbacks of a Fool’ were among the movies she appeared in in 2008. She appeared in the “Doctor Who” episode “The Unicorn and the Wasp” as Robina Redmond. Jones played Laurel in Enid Bagnold’s “The Chalk Garden,” which was performed at the Donmar Warehouse theater in London.
She portrayed Margot Frank, Anne Frank’s elder sister, in the 2009 television adaptation of her diary. She made an appearance in a rehearsal reading of Anthony Minghella’s “Hang Up” later that year in May, which was performed at the High Tide Festival.
She appeared in the films “Cemetry Junction,” “Soulboy,” and “The Tempest” in 2010.
The romantic comedy “Chalet Girl” featured Jones at the beginning of 2011, and audiences praised her portrayal of a skateboarding champion. In order to prepare for the part, she had to take extensive skateboarding lessons and secretly work in a lodge at St. Anton.
Jones lived with a Catholic family and regularly attended Mass in order to be able to portray her role in the play “Luise Miller” effectively. In June and July 2011, the performance took place at the Donmar Warehouse theater in London. She became the new face of Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana later that year.
Jones acknowledged the 2013 film “The Invisible Woman,” in which she portrayed Ellen Ternan. Later, she portrayed Felicia Hardy in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which was released on May 2, 2014.
In the 2014 movie “The Theory of Everything,” Felicity Jones, who played Jane Wilde Hawking, became incredibly well-known. Jones played the part of Stephen Hawking’s first wife in the film, which was based on his life. The actual Jane Hawking was so taken aback by Jones that she even claimed to have pondered if it was she herself. She received multiple nominations for awards for the part.
Felicity Jones played Jyn Erso in the Star Wars prequel movie “Rogue One” released in February 2015. Over $1 billion was made at the box office for the 2016 movie.
After that, Jones went on to portray Sienna Brooks in the 2016 movie “Inferno.” She portrayed a doctor in the film who aids Robert Langdon in escaping.
The 2018 movie “On the Basis of Sex,” which is based on the biography of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will be Jones’ next appearance.
Personal Legacy & Life
After they initially met at Oxford in 2003, Felicity Jones dated Internet artist and sculptor Ed Fornieles for about ten years. The couple ended their romance in late 2014 after dating for ten years.
Charles Guard, a director, and she began dating in 2015. In 2017, they became engaged. The pair wed on June 30, 2018, in a small ceremony at Sudeley Castle in Oxfordshire’s Cotswolds.
Felicity Jones’s Net Worth
The niece of British actor Michael Hadley is Felicity Jones.
She loved the BBC’s mobster drama “Peaky Blinders” as a little girl.