Monday, 26 December 2011
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Felicity Jones Talks Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Movie, 'Hysteria' & More After 'Like Crazy' Gotham Award Win
Felicity Jones is often compared to her friend Carey Mulligan for being this year's It Girl -- a title perhaps reinforced by her win Monday as Breakthrough Actor at the Gotham Awards -- but Jones hopes to prove she's got longevity with her post-"Like Crazy" choices, even if a lot of them are love interest parts. "The key is working with great directors," Jones told The Playlist following her win. "A film is so many different people and all their talents, but particularly the directors, because of the idiosyncrasies of that person." To that end, Jones reteamed with "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus for his next film, as yet untitled, in which she would play a character who tempts a married Guy Pearce. "It's a companion piece to 'Like Crazy,' in that it's another aspect of love," she said. "And it's also largely improvised, so it's a variation in that aspect as well. Maybe we can call it 'Like Crazier'!" For Tanya Wexler's upcoming invention-of-the-vibrator comedy "Hysteria," Jones was attracted to the subject matter as well -- "It's stimulating!" she joked -- and welcomed the chance to play against type. As a foil to Maggie Gyllenhaal's character, Jones is part of a love triangle with Hugh Dancy. "I play Maggie's younger sister," Jones said. "She's a prim and proper Victorian woman, very conventional, very conservative, and a bit dim. Hugh thinks he's falling for her, because at first she fits his vision of what is perfect femininity, until he meets Maggie's character. And then you realize that we're not actually right for each other, my character is too stupid for him, and he should be with Maggie." Next on Jones' plate is working with Warren Beatty for his untitled Howard Hughes film, which he wrote and will direct and star in next year. "It's something I'm very excited about," she said. "The story in part is about Howard Hughes, and Warren is Hughes, but the other aspect is two young people who work for him, one of which is my character, and their love story interweaved with their relationship with Hughes, and how he affects both of them." Her counterpart has yet to be cast, she said, but will be decided in "the next few weeks." Justin Timberlake and Alden Ehrenreich are considered the top contenders for the role. "I don't have any say in who it should be, but there's an incredible array of actors to choose from," Jones said. "There are some really talented people out there, so we shall see."Source: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/felicity-jones-talks-warren-beattys-howard-hughes-movie-hysteria-more-after-like-crazy-gotham-award-win
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Felicity Jones is set to play Charles Dickens' mistress Nelly Ternan in a movie version of novel 'The Invisible Woman'. Felicity Jones is set to star opposite Ralph Fiennes in a movie about Charles Dickens' mistress. The 'Chalet Girl' actress - who worn the Breakthrough Actor of the Year prize at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York earlier this week - has signed on to appear in an adaptation of novel 'The Invisible Woman', about the relationship between the English author and Nelly Ternan. The affair was secret and lasted 13 years until the day of the 'Christmas Carol' writer's death in Rochester, Kent in 1870. Despite the relationship, he was married to Catherine Hogarth from 1835, and the pair had 10 children. Felicity only graduated from Oxford University in 2006, but has quickly amassed a number of big roles, including the critically-acclaimed Anna in 'Like Crazy' and Lady Cordelia Flyte in 'Brideshead Revisited'. Her forthcoming roles include 'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding' - about a young woman about to get married who realises she is making a huge mistake - and an as yet untitled project directed by Drake Doremus.Source: www.femalefirst.co.uk
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Madonna are a just some of the leading ladies that have starred in Dolce & Gabanna campaigns.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2067689/Whos-girl-Brit-actress-Felicity-Jones-new-face-D-G.html#ixzz1fB6Dh0g7
But taking a different tactic the Italian luxury brand has employed a little-known actress from Birmingham to front its latest collection.
Sporting a porcelain complexion and chestnut locks, 28-year-old Felicity Jones first made a name for herself in the Nineties children's drama The Worst Witch as Ethel Hallow.
But over recent years she has appeared in a number of Hollywood features working with the likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal,Rupert Everett and Guy Pearce and she has been likened to English roses Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan.
D&G designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana announced that the rising star will appear in a string of stylish ads promoting a new makeup collection, set to launch next January.
They described Jones as 'representing a heady mix of sensuality, confidence and beauty.'
'Classically beautiful yet modern in attitude, her audacious gaze is impossible to ignore.'
Jones has regularly been spotted wearing D&G designs on the red carpet and she appeared front row at their spring / summer 2012 show in Milan sporting a cream and black lace print cocktail dress, alongside fellow D&G ambassador, Scarlett Johansson.
No images have been released but it is said that they portray the edgy Brit as 'an aristocratic, savage girl'.
Modelling is not a new venture for Jones and she has been snapped by Mario Testino for British brand Burberry and appeared on the cover of Tatler's March 2011 edition with Gossip Girl star and Chalet Girl co-star Ed Westwick.
A spokesperson for the brand said it has not been confirmed if Felicity will replace or join Scarlett Johansson to promote the makeup collection which premiered at Selfridges in 2009.
Currently prices range from £17 for nail varnish to £27 for a lipstick.
Jones will appear on advertisements for the D&G the Khol Collection in the new year.
Sunday, 20 November 2011
When Felicity Jones read the outline for "Like Crazy," she knew right away she had to be part of it.
"It was something in just the first few lines," says Jones of the role that won her a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. "I understood this character and the type of relationship she was having."
Even if the story and the character were all there for Jones, one thing was not -- dialogue. The lines in "Like Crazy" were all improvised, based on the outline from helmer Drake Doremus.
"I love working with Drake because he's willing to go to those places in a relationship that make people uncomfortable but resonate with so much truth," says Jones.
The British-born thesp -- who last year tackled Shakespeare and turned heads as Miranda in Julie Taymor's "The Tempest" -- was clearly ready for this kind of creative challenge. Though she's just 28, the actress came to the part with more than 15 years of experience.
Jones will be seen in Doremus' next film, which co-stars Guy Pearce and also deals with relationship themes.
"And I think people like watching these kinds of movies," says Jones, "because we're all curious about each other's relationships in a way."http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118045880/
"The biggest British import since Carey Mulligan, Like Crazy star Felicity Jones takes on Beverly Hills in the flirty palette and bold prints of a true Hollywood romantic"
Twenty-seven-year-old Londoner Felicity Jones is about to have a love affair with Hollywood. It begins this month with the soulful indie Like Crazy, in which she plays a young Brit living in Los Angeles whose euphoric, make-scrapbooks and stay-in-bed-all-Sunday romance with a quietly charming American (Anton Yelchin) dissolves into a tenuous long-distance affair when visa issues send her back across the Atlantic. Director-cowriter Drake Doremus cast Jones after she sent a self-made audition tape from her flat in East London that included a wordless but emotionally pivotal shower scene. “Can I just say,” laughs Jones, “that it was a close-up?” Doremus recalls it as “phenomenal, a bold choice…she can just be and make you feel something without even trying to make you feel something.” Jones’ unfussy but exquisitely authentic turn—improvised with Yelchin from a 50-page outline—earned her a Special Jury Prize for acting at Sundance this January. (The picture itself won the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature.) Overnight, she was reportedly courted by filmmakers, producers, and chieftains from studios including the Weinstein Company.
Raised in Birmingham, England, where she and her friends held mock auditions on the playground, Jones landed a part in the UK kids’ series The Worst Witch at age 11 and later graduated to standout supporting roles in highbrow adult fare such as BBC One’s The Diary of Anne Frank miniseries, as Anne’s older sister Margot, and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s ’70s-era Cemetery Junction. This summer, Jones made the risky but respectable choice to take the title role (to raves, we might add) in Luise Miller, an adaptation of Friedrich Schiller’s landmark German tragedy Kabale und Liebe at London’s Donmar Warehouse theater—consequently turning down the lead alongside Julia Roberts in Tarsem Singh’s Snow White project.
Critics stateside took notice of Jones when she played the virginal daughter Miranda to Helen Mirren’s Prospera—an experience Jones calls “the best schooling there is”—in Julie Taymor’s ambitious but divisive big-screen take on The Tempest. Jones brought the Bard’s words to life (treacherous territory for even the most virtuoso thespian) with graceful ease. It didn’t hurt that she looked the part, with green doe eyes, porcelain skin, and a Brigitte Bardot pout that in June prompted Burberry’s creative director, Christopher Bailey, to cast Jones in the brand’s ad campaigns, a position inherited from another English ingenue, Emma Watson.
Next, Jones plays a priggish Victorian in the upcoming Maggie Gyllenhaal–led comedy Hysteria (about the invention of the vibrator) and has already begun filming Doremus’ next movie as a girl infatuated with a married man. On snatching up Jones yet again, Doremus echoes a sentiment that could belong as much to Yelchin’s Like Crazy Romeo as it could to casting agents the industry over: “Oh, I’m not letting her go.”http://www.elle.com/Fashion/Fashion-Spotlight/Felicity-Jones-the-New-Brit-in-Tinseltown
Sunday, 13 November 2011
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Q&A with Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones
'Like Crazy' actors discuss critically acclaimed film
Actors Talk 'Like Crazy,' Movie Featured at Film Festiva
Like Crazy Interview and Breaking Dawn Newshttp://www.reelz.com/trailer-clips/53729/like-crazy-interview-and-breaking-dawn-news/
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
The award winners will be present to collect a statuette at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 24, 2011.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Many young actresses take their work too seriously, but not Felicity Jones. A recent starring role in the 18th-century tragedy Luise Miller on London's West End required the 27-year-old Brit to die a terrible death each night, but in one performance she opted to keel over with a big smile on her face. "A cast member dared me to," she explains. "Everyone thinks we're solemn, but there were a lot of jokes going on."
That sense of spontaneity proved useful to Jones, who has been acting since she was 11, in her American big break, Like Crazy, a largely improvised tale of college sweethearts struggling to maintain a transatlantic relationship. "The first few days of shooting were incredibly frightening," she says of the Sundance hit, in theaters this month. "There's no script. But after a few takes, you find the right words."
Director Drake Doremus was so impressed by Jones that he cast her in his next film, a drama about a coquette who tempts her teacher (Guy Pearce). But up first is the comedy Hysteria. "It's about the invention of the vibrator," Jones says with a laugh. "There's a scene in which my character decides to give the machine a go. Doing that in front of the entire crew was . . . interesting." Talk about an actress with buzz.
Felicity Jones: The Breakout Star of Like Crazy
Friday, 23 September 2011
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Thursday, 15 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
British actress Felicity Jones has emerged as one of this year's breakouts, thanks to her heartbreaking performance in the Sundance winner Like Crazy. And she's still adjusting to doing nonstop interviews in Toronto to promote her long-distance romance, which opens in October.Interesting to note that she has completed yet another movie!
"It is quite intimidating. I think the best thing is to enjoy the ride while it's happening," says Jones on Tuesday during a chat the Fairmont Royal York hotel.
She flew in to Toronto four hours after wrapping her as-yet untitled film, also directed by Crazy's Drake Doremus. And sure, she's a little knackered, but it's all good.
"It's not very often when you make something and you love making it and the product is something you can be really proud of. I'm really pleased to be talking about this film," she says. "I understood what it felt like to be different people in different places."
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Friday, 19 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
Felicity Jones: rising star
Hot on the heels of Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan comes another stylish British starlet – their friend Felicity Jones. With a part in David Hare’s new spy thriller, Page Eight, a Sundance Film Festival trophy to her name and Hollywood knocking at her door, they'd better watch out.
You can read the interview at www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/starsandstories/8668333/Felicity-Jones-rising-star.html
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan have all signed on to star in the next film by Sundance winner Drake Doremus.
The screenplay, which explores love and marriage, was written by Doremus and Ben York Jones, whose previous collaboration Like Crazy won the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Doremus will direct.
Jones also starred in Like Crazy, which was purchased by Paramount for $4 million.
Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling from Super Crispy Entertainment and Steven Rales and Mark Roybal from Indian Paintbrush.
Pearce is represented by CAA, and Jones is represented by CAA, Independent Talent in London, and Attorney Jodi Peikoff. Ryan is represented by The Gersh Agency and Attorney Dave Feldman (Bloom Hergott), and Doremus is represented by UTA.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
In a finely cast production, Felicity Jones is outstanding. Small and unadorned, still but earnest, she looks as if she's stepped out of a painting by Chardin. She has a repose on the stage which conveys intensity without fussing, goodness without sweetness. This is an appearance awaited by everyone who's followed this exceptional actress. There have been the screen roles – the school bully in The Worst Witch – and the sterling radio work – she was the voice of the young Emma Carter in The Archers. Her stage appearances have always been striking: she was vital in That Face; she had an eerie grace in The Chalk Garden. Now she is flying.www.guardian.co.uk
And from the FT...
In what is now the title role, Felicity Jones is on top form. Her Luise is fatalistic from the start. Rather than unleash the raging passions of Sturm und Drang, Jones husbands them until a tremendous duet scene with Alex Kingston, as the Prince’s mistress, to whom Ferdinand is assigned in a marriage of convenience.www.ft.com
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Felicity Jones is in great demand for films but says she has no plans to abandon the West End.
Jones, 27, landed the role of Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse having already scooped the special jury prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival for Like Crazy, Drake Doremus's low-budget movie.
Jones will work on movie projects in New York when her Donmar run ends. A second film with Doremus is also in the pipeline.
But she says more lucrative film work cannot take her away from the theatre. "I absolutely want to keep a balance," she said after Luise Miller opened last night. "I love working with Michael Grandage and once you find you have a really good working relationship with someone, it is vital you continue that.
"It is such an extraordinary challenge that I wouldn't ever be able to leave it. It tests you in a completely different way as an actor that you don't find in films. Why would you ever not want to do both?"
Jones, who lives in east London, said of the Luise Miller cast: "We have put a lot of heart and soul into this play and it has been absolutely brilliant that people liked it as much as they did.
"It is a fine balance between humour and tragedy... we work very hard to maintain the tragedy in the lighter moments."
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Luise Miller – review
Michael Grandage: exit the king
Burberry Autumn/Winter 2011 Campaign