Felicity Jones

Active - 1998 - 2016  |   Born - Oct 17, 1983 in Bournville, Birmingham, England  |   Genres - Drama

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Actress Felicity Jones paid her dues as a teenager, playing a recurring character on the low-budget U.K. fantasy series The Worst Witch. Her next big break would be a TV role, as well, but part of Zoe Brogan on the drama Cape Wrath would come with considerably more prestige. Jones then branched out with a part in the 2008 of the novel Brideshead Revisited and a prominent role in the 2009 Stephen Frears film Chéri. Jones co-starred in the well-received romantic drama Like Crazy, and scored her first Oscar nomination for her work in 2014's The Theory of Everything playing the wife of celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking.

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  • Her hometown, Bournville, was a model village planned by the Cadbury chocolate company.
  • First acting job was at age 11, in the British TV movie The Treasure Seekers, opposite a young Kiera Knightley.
  • At age 15, she began playing Emma Carter on the long-running BBC Radio series The Archers; she continued to play the role while attending university.
  • Was the face of Dolce & Gabbana's makeup line in 2011.
  • Starred in Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse in London in 2011.