What happened to Felicity Jones: she was one of the big stars, but she has only had small roles for years – Movie news

The British actress was nominated for an Oscar and starred in ‘Star Wars’. Now, although she continues to work in the acting world, she is further removed from the public eye.

has been nominated for Oscarhas been the protagonist of Star Wars and has worked alongside Tom Hanks and under the orders of Juan Antonio Bayona. Felicity Jones was one of the great stars of Hollywood but for years she only had small roles.

Jones was born on October 17, 1983 in Birmingham, England. The daughter of a publicist and a journalist, she became interested in the world of acting at a very early age thanks to her uncle Michael Hadley, who is an actor. Jones played her first television role of hers in 1996 in the TV Movie The Treasure Seekers and, a few years later, from 1998 to 1999, he participated in the fiction The Worst Witch.

After finishing high school, Jones took a gap year and worked on the miniseries Servants. She later studied English philology at the University of Oxford and there she was also developing her facet as an actress by participating in plays.

In 2007, Jones joined the world of Jane Austen bringing to life Catherine Morland in the tv movie Northanger Abbey. In 2008 she participated in an episode of Doctor Whobut it was not until 2011 when his face began to be known outside the United Kingdom with the film Like crazy.

Like crazya love story directed by Drake Doremus, was part of the programming of the sundance festival and Jones won a special jury award for her performance as Anna. The other protagonist of the film was Anton Yelchin, an actor who died in 2016 at the age of 27 due to a car accident.


Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in “Inferno.”

Jones continued adding titles to his filmography until in 2014 he had a small role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Power of Electrothe sequel to Peter Parker played by Andrew Garfield. his character, Feliciaprompted rumors that it was Felicia Hardythe comic book character who takes on the identity of Gata Negra. Because the film didn’t do too well, there was no chance to find out.

A year later, in 2015, Jones played the role that earned him an Oscar nomination: Jane Hawkingthe woman of Stephen Hawkingin The theory of everything. Although she did not take the statuette, her co-star Eddie Redmayne did, who brought the physique to life.

But, without a doubt, Jones’ great year was 2016, when the actress premiered three major productions. In October she hit theaters A monster comes to see medirected by Juan Antonio Bayona, and Infernothe third installment of the saga about Robert Langdon starring Tom Hanks. In December she landed on the billboards Rogue One: A Star Wars Storythe adventure of the group of Rebels who stole the plans of the Star of death. Jones gave life to the protagonist Jyn Erso and the film is considered one of the best of Star Wars.

But after Star Wars and to give voice to Jyn Erso in the series Forces of Destiny, Jones has left the big productions and has gone on to play small roles. In 2018 she gave life to Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a question of genderin 2019 he repeated with Redmayne in the film The Aeronautsin 2020 he voiced a character in the animated film the dragon rider and participated in the Netflix film directed by and starring George Clooney midnight sky and in 2021 he was part of the cast of the romantic film the last love letter.

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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in ‘The Theory of Everything’.

The time Jones stepped away from the spotlight may have had to do with his personal situation. The actress married in 2018 with the director Charles Guard and in December 2019 it was confirmed that they were expecting their first child, who was born in April 2020.

Despite the fact that she has put aside the big productions, Jones continues to work as an actress and has two film projects in the future. On the one hand, Borderlanda revenge story set in London in the 70s. On the other, María, a comedy about a young woman who falls in love with her stepbrother. In addition to her, the cast includes Jason Isaacs.

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