Felicity Jones

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Felicity Jones

Born

1/19/1980, Birmingham, England, UK

Birth Name

Felicity Alice Jones

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Felicity Jones was born in Birmingham and stared her acting career at a early age taking on the significant and enduring part of Emma Grundy in Radio 4's The Archers at the age of 15. However her most known role to date is that of Ethel Hallow in…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Felicity Jones lives in Worcestershire with her parents. She believes the rural setting aids in her portrayal of Emma in The Archers.

    • Felicity Jones' favourite actress is Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind.

    • Felicity Jones was inspired to become an actress by her uncle, theatre actor Michael Hadley.

    • Felicity Jones' acting debut at Oxford was in Michaelmas term in the Cuppers Competition.

    • Felicity Jones lists actors Helen Bonham Carter and Samantha Morton as two of her main influences.

    • Felicity Jones won the role of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey in her first audition, just two weeks after graduating from University.

    • Felicity Jones gained 10 GCSEs and three A grades at A Level at Kings Norton Girls School in Birmingham.

    • In order to prepare for her role in Servants Felicity Jones read Pamela Sambrook's novel, The Country House Servant and trained in a corset.

    • Felicity Jones was enrolled in the Carlton Junior Drama Workshop, now the Television Workshop, in 1996.

    • Felicity Jones' first television performance was as Alice in Treasure Seekers in 1996, at the age of twelve.

    • Felicity Jones was a member of OUDS (Oxford University Dramatic Society) and toured with them to Japan in 2005.

    • Felicity Jones graduated with a 2:1 in English from Wadham College, Oxford in 1996, where she'd acted in a few student plays.

  • Quotes

    • Felicity Jones: Of everything I have done, The Archers always gets the most excitement; there's a sort of uncontrollable joy from fans of the programme.

    • Felicity Jones: Acting has always existed alongside my normal life. It's been a case of learning on the job. I've worked in so many styles, with so many people, so I've picked bits up from everyone and everything.

    • Felicity Jones: (About Brideshead Revisited) It's beautiful – Cordelia is absolutely insane. She's a very sprightly young girl who is very different from anyone else I have played. And we wear lovely costumes as it covers the period of 1925 to 1935.

    • Felicity Jones: (About filming Cape Wrath) Everyday I learnt so much from my TV family. I couldn't have asked for a better ensemble to work with and I was constantly surprised by their spontaneity and creativity. I loved shooting the family scenes so much because everyone had such a distinctive way of working.

    • Felicity Jones: People think [Jane] Austen is a lot more romantic and straightforward than she actually is. She is quite practical about love and relationships - she's very measured about who people should marry.

    • Felicity Jones: (About her role on Servants) Sometimes, acting feels like really long hours but then you look at the length of the servant's day and it's humble pie time. Still, we've all had great fun making this drama – I'll be sorry when filming ends. I've even got used to wearing a corset 10 hours a day. I shall miss all the fun and games we've had on and off set.

    • Felicity Jones: (About her future roles) I'd love to play Juliet while I'm still young and uncorrupted enough to capture that youthful essence. I'm interested in all forms of performance, yet I think it's difficult to be as equally talented in all of them as they call for such different skills. At the moment, I still feel I'm learning and want as much experience and variety as possible.

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